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The Cosmic Lesson Competition

Learning Technologies, Inc. and Starry Night Education
are pleased to announce:


High School and Middle school teachers and their students are invited to participate in a unique, year-long learning adventure and the opportunity to win a Digital STARLAB Planetarium system valued at $58,000!
Using a team approach, participants will be challenged to create a dynamic lesson using Starry Night® software for ultimate presentation in the Digital STARLAB Planetarium. Incorporating outside images, video and data, teams will attempt to create the most effective and impressive lesson possible.
Competition Timeline
·     The competition teams will gain proficiency with the software during the spring and summer months of 2008. They will learn and practice Starry Night software discovering all of it’s depth and breadth of data and presentation functionality.

·     On September 01, 2008, the specific subject, which the lesson must address, will be announced to all participating teams. The subject will have an earth and space science focus. Teams will then have the period of September 01 through December 31, 2008 to create their actual Cosmic Lesson.

·     The completed Cosmic Lesson entries must be submitted by December 31, 2008.

In additional to a fabulous learning experience for teachers and students, the first place team will receive for their school a complete Digital STARLAB Projection system with 5-meter portable dome powered by Starry Night software valued at $58,000. Additional prizes include two telescope packages.
To learn more or to register, go to This competition is a joint project of Learning Technologies, Inc. (visit: and Starry Night Education (visit:

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