Starry Night (Elementary) (Mac / Win) for $130.76 at DIR
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Starry Night
Product ID: 1393897 | Mfg Part #: 17322/SNELEM

Starry Night Elementary School

Research proven solutions for grades K-4 astronomy education


Easy To Use

With 20 years of development, Starry Night is optimized for a user-friendly experience.

Scientifically Accurate

Starry Night gives you powerful, accurate, customizable tools to inspire and engage your students.

Interactive Sky Simulator

Hands-on activities that encourage questioning, experimentation and exploration.

Teacher Resources

Flexible teaching models, pre- and post-assessment resources, and professional development.

Built in Student Lessons

Computer exercises, with interactive simulations.

K-4 Correlation

Built-in Lesson plans correlated to state and national standards that meet your curriculum needs.



One small step for curiosity, one giant leap for education

Lesson Plans

Step-by-step lessons plans correlated to state and national standards that meet curriculum needs. Correlations for all 50 U.S. states and all Canadian provinces.

Scientifically Accurate

Accurate visualizations and simulations that allow students to make precise observations of Moon phases, motions of the Sun and planets and much more.

Hands On Exercises

Interactive computer exercises and hands-on activities encourage questioning, experimentation and exploration and accommodate diverse learning styles.

Assessment Resources

Pre- and post-assessment resources are included along with each astronomy lesson, and provide recommendations for improving student performance.

Key Skills Development

Starry Night Elementary School provides opportunities to develop key student skills: observation, data collection, analytical thinking and discovery.

Lesson Extensions

Learning extensions are also provided to connect the astronomy lessons to additional topics in math, physics, language, social studies and technology.

What You Get

Keep your students engaged and excited to learn of the wonders above!

Apple iMac running Starry Night Elementary School software showing a planet Saturn simulation

  • Award Winning Software
  • Teacher Binder/Download
  • Diagrams & Maps
  • Grids & Charts
  • Assessment Activities
  • Scoring Rubric
  • Sample Lessons
  • Correlations by State/Province 
  • Volume Licensing

Topics Covered
The Perfect Building Blocks for Budding Astronomers

  • Day and Night
  • Size and Scale
  • Diurnal Motion
  • Motion in The Sky
  • The Moon
  • Earth's Orbit
  • The Solar System
  • The Seasons
  • The Constellations



To Infinity and Beyond!

Exercise Enhancements

Exercises are enhanced with Guiding Questions, Key Concepts, & Did You Know's, to help illustrate phenomena.

Universal Search

New dynamic user-optimized interface, with "Universal Search" for objects, Starry Night files, SkyGuide references, options, events, and more.

High Performance Graphics

The incredibly rich and detailed Starry Night software OpenGL graphics that have set the industry standard for excellence in astronomy software.

Extragalactic 3D Database

New & Exclusive - The Starry Night Extragalactic 3D Database includes over 200,000 galaxies encompassing over 1 billion lights years of space.

Space Missions

New and updating space missions with 30 detailed and accurate 3D models of spacecraft & trajectories for a real flight time experiences.

3D Suns

Every star is now accurately rendered as a 3D body with classification-appropriate color, texture and relative radii.

Updated Messier Catalog

An updated Messier catalog with new breathtaking high resolution images of your favorite star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies.

3D Exoplanets

Exoplanets as 3D bodies with proper location, size, orbit and planetary texture. Land on the surface, see a sunset from the surface of Kepler-62e!

Scientific Precision

The most precise planetary positions available (using JPL ephemerides) plus an expanded asteroid catalog with highlighted families and groups.

H-R Diagrams

Hertzsprung-Russell diagrams tell about star age and mass, plotting star luminosity on a vertical axis vs. star temperature on a horizontal axis.

Intuitive Design

Enjoy the elegant and intuitive design of Starry Night Elementary School, based on the award-winning Starry Night Enthusiast platform!

Updated Surface Maps

We've got new maps of many planets and moons including Vesta, Ceres, and, of course, our favorite dwarf planet Pluto!

System Requirements:


  • 32-bit or 64-bit operating system
  • Windows 7 or higher
  • 1 GHz or higher processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 4 GB of hard disk space
  • 128 MB OpenGL 1.4 capable graphics card
  • Minimum recommended monitor resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels.


  • OS X 10.7 or higher
  • 1 GHz or higher processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 4 GB of hard disk space
  • 128 MB OpenGL 1.4 capable graphics card
  • Minimum recommended monitor resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels.

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