Dynamically navigate through the universe on a web browser!
Starry Night Middle School® is now available as a web-based application you can use over the internet with a web browser. It remains the best way to teach all your Astronomy and Space Science topics, but now without the need to install any CD’s, download any software, or worry about upgrades. With Starry Night Web you can access your favorite astronomy application from a desktop computer, tablet, or Chromebook.
Starry Night Middle School for grades 5-8 is the only space science curriculum that combines an interactive sky simulator, lesson plans correlated to state and national standards and extensive teacher resources in one easy-to-use package.
Five Important Advantages of Starry Night Middle School Web
No need to update software. You are always using the latest version every time you login.
Easier installation and maintenance.
Works over the internet with a modern web browser.
Accessible on most devices, including Desktop Computers, iPads, Chromebooks, and Tablets.
Eliminates the need for your IT department to maintain the software.
The Starry Night You Have Always Loved
Teachable Moments feature keeps content fresh and relevant by providing educators with auto updates of new lessons, exercises, simulations, and phenomena!
Built-in Lesson plans correlated to state and national standards that meet curriculum needs
Accurate visualizations and simulations that allow students to make precise observations of Moon phases, motions of the Sun and planets, seasons, eclipses and much more
Interactive computer exercises and hands-on activities that encourage questioning, experimentation and exploration and accommodate diverse learning styles Pre- and post-assessment resources with recommendations for improved student performance
Flexible teaching models for easy adaptation to pacing and classroom needs
Opportunities to develop key skills: observation, data collection, analytical thinking and discovery
Extensions that connect to topics in math, physics, language arts, social studies and technology
The Latest Upgrades and Innovations
All Exercises underwent a comprehensive review and update
Exercises have been enhanced with Guiding Questions, Key Concepts, Did You Know's, and dozens of new images to help illustrate phenomena
Expanded asteroid catalog with highlighted/highlightable families and groups
Analemma can now be drawn on a planets surface
Exclusive Extragalactic 3D Database includes over 100,000 galaxies encompassing over 1 billion lights years of space
Stunning new user interface with Search, locates sky objects, and more
New highly detailed surface textures of planets and major moons
Expanded set of “Space Missions” including 30 new detailed and accurate 3D models of spacecraft and their trajectories. Updates to new/ongoing missions
Hundreds of unique object descriptions for stars, planets, moons, satellites, deep sky objects and, more
Restyled SkyGuide with updated tours and media
Updated Messier catalog with new visually stunning images for star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies
You can purchase Starry Night Middle School Web for a minimum of one year. A classroom license covers access for a single teacher and all student access for that one class. You will receive discounts of 10% and 15% off your subscription for signing a 3 or 5+ year agreement respectively.