• Solar Eclipse Course
    New for 2023-24: Solar Eclipse Course
    Did you know there are two solar eclipses visible in New York during the 2023-2024 school year? Give your students the opportunity to learn about these astronomical events by incorporating our online Solar Eclipse Module! (May be used as a wonderful follow-up activity to the STARLAB experience or as a standalone learning experience). Available for grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Learn more at www.nassauboces.org/eclipse.

    Image used with permission from the American Astronomical Society.
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  • Bring the Wonders of the Night Sky to Your School!

    STARLAB is an exciting teaching aid, allowing teachers to introduce their students to the beauty and wonders of the night sky as well as important scientific and environmental concepts. The study of astronomy is also interdisciplinary in nature, allowing teachers to approach the topics from many different avenues.

     The STARLAB is a portable planetarium, consisting Inside Starlab of an inflatable dome capable of seating a maximum of 28 students. Unlike large, commercial planetariums, this arrangement is well suited to individualized programs. This allows for student Inside the Starlab2 participation in the form of activities done within the STARLAB, asking questions of the naturalist or checking for understanding by the teacher.