Astronomy Education Resources
Digitalis Open Astronomy Curricula
Free Astronomy Software
Digitalis spearheads development of Nightshade the astronomy simulation software used in all Digitarium systems. You can run this same software on your own computer (Linux, Windows, OSX) for free. A great resource for students and school computer labs.
Astronomy Education Background Information
We have collected links to useful websites for astronomy background information and activities, followed by a recommended reading list.
Live Interactive Planetarium Symposium (LIPS)
Don't miss this annual event to learn, practice, and share skills and ideas for teaching live in any type of planetarium. Originally instigated by Digitalis, this is a vendor-neutral conference hosted by organizations around the US. Learn more at LIPSymposium.org.
I lost count of the number of 'wows' I heard over the 10 days of the festival. I was doing 5 or 6 shows a day. 60 kids per time on the 4 school days and around 400 people through on the public days.
— Iain Smith, Discovery City Learning Centre, Wirral, UK