• Starry Night Middle School
  • Starry Night Middle School
  • Starry Night Middle School
  • Starry Night Middle School
  • Starry Night Middle School
  • Starry Night Middle School
  • Starry Night Middle School
  • Starry Night Middle School
  • Starry Night Middle School
  • Starry Night Middle School
  • Starry Night Middle School

Starry Night Middle School

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

  1. No need to update software. You are always using the latest version every time you login.
  2. Easier installation and maintenance.
  3. Works over the internet with a modern web browser.
  4. Accessible on most devices, including Desktop Computers, iPads, Chromebooks, and Tablets.
  5. 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  


Topics Covered
  • Earth, Moon and Sun
  • Solar System
  • The Planets
  • Small Solar System Bodies
  • Star Finding and Constellations
  • The Sun as a Star
  • The Stars
  • Galaxies and the Universe
  • Space Exploration and Technology


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.  

There are also bulk pricing options for larger licensing needs and bundling options with Layered Earth Geology WebLayered Earth Physical Geography WebLayered Earth Meteorology WebStarry Night High School Web and/or Starry Night Elementary Web.

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