Astronomy Education Resources

Digitalis Open Astronomy Curricula

We have developed a free set of astronomy lesson plans for use for kindergarten through twelfth grade students. (Ver la versión en Español.)

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.