Starry Night Elementary School
Research proven solutions for grades K-4 astronomy education
Easy To Use
With 20 years of development, Starry Night is optimized for a user-friendly experience.
Starry Night gives you powerful, accurate, customizable tools to inspire and engage your students.
Interactive Sky Simulator
Hands-on activities that encourage questioning, experimentation and exploration.
Flexible teaching models, pre- and post-assessment resources, and professional development.
Built in Student Lessons
Computer exercises, with interactive simulations.
Built-in Lesson plans correlated to state and national standards that meet your curriculum needs.
One small step for curiosity, one giant leap for education
Step-by-step lessons plans correlated to state and national standards that meet curriculum needs. Correlations for all 50 U.S. states and all Canadian provinces.
Accurate visualizations and simulations that allow students to make precise observations of Moon phases, motions of the Sun and planets and much more.
Hands On Exercises
Interactive computer exercises and hands-on activities encourage questioning, experimentation and exploration and accommodate diverse learning styles.
Pre- and post-assessment resources are included along with each astronomy lesson, and provide recommendations for improving student performance.
Key Skills Development
Starry Night Elementary School provides opportunities to develop key student skills: observation, data collection, analytical thinking and discovery.
Learning extensions are also provided to connect the astronomy lessons to additional topics in math, physics, language, social studies and technology.
What You Get
Keep your students engaged and excited to learn of the wonders above!
- Award Winning Software
- Teacher Binder/Download
- Diagrams & Maps
- Grids & Charts
- Assessment Activities
- Scoring Rubric
- Sample Lessons
- Correlations by State/Province
- Volume Licensing
The Perfect Building Blocks for Budding Astronomers
- Day and Night
- Size and Scale
- Diurnal Motion
- Motion in The Sky
- The Moon
- Earth's Orbit
- The Solar System
- The Seasons
- The Constellations
To Infinity and Beyond!
Exercises are enhanced with Guiding Questions, Key Concepts, & Did You Know's, to help illustrate phenomena.
New dynamic user-optimized interface, with "Universal Search" for objects, Starry Night files, SkyGuide references, options, events, and more.
High Performance Graphics
The incredibly rich and detailed Starry Night software OpenGL graphics that have set the industry standard for excellence in astronomy software.
Extragalactic 3D Database
New & Exclusive - The Starry Night Extragalactic 3D Database includes over 200,000 galaxies encompassing over 1 billion lights years of space.
New and updating space missions with 30 detailed and accurate 3D models of spacecraft & trajectories for a real flight time experiences.
Every star is now accurately rendered as a 3D body with classification-appropriate color, texture and relative radii.
Updated Messier Catalog
An updated Messier catalog with new breathtaking high resolution images of your favorite star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies.
Exoplanets as 3D bodies with proper location, size, orbit and planetary texture. Land on the surface, see a sunset from the surface of Kepler-62e!
The most precise planetary positions available (using JPL ephemerides) plus an expanded asteroid catalog with highlighted families and groups.
Hertzsprung-Russell diagrams tell about star age and mass, plotting star luminosity on a vertical axis vs. star temperature on a horizontal axis.
Enjoy the elegant and intuitive design of Starry Night Elementary School, based on the award-winning Starry Night Enthusiast platform!
Updated Surface Maps
We've got new maps of many planets and moons including Vesta, Ceres, and, of course, our favorite dwarf planet Pluto!