We feel that the Digital StarLab gives the greatest digital planetarium experience for the money. Our Classic StarLab has been manufactured for over 30 years, and we are the inventors of the portable planetarium. Our main focus is education, and we know what educators need in a product and how to supply it to them.
Our software package, Starry Night Small Dome, is worlds better (no pun intended) than the competition, and is only available with purchase of a Digital StarLab. Our software includes millions of stars, plenty of built-in functions and scripts, the ability to customize your own shows, the ability to play full-dome movies, and most importantly, allows student created content with Starry Night Middle School, High School, or College to be “played” inside the dome using Starry Night Small Dome. No other portable digital planetarium can boast this excellent and professional software. In fact, a version of Starry Night Small Dome powers the best fixed-dome planetariums in the world, which are the planetariums made by Spitz. Each purchase of a Digital StarLab includes three licenses of Starry Night Small Dome, allowing the educator to keep one on the laptop that powers the Digital StarLab, one as a spare, and one to “play around with” when not at the dome.
Digital StarLab offers a top-quality 1200 pixel DLP projector with a generous contrast ratio. Our fisheye lens offers a full 180 degree field of view, without distorted or “hot dog” stars that can be seen on some competitor’s models near the horizon. We offer lifetime free technical support and training packages directly from the developers of the Starry Night software program for advanced techniques.