Actively pursuing donations to renovate the East Lyme High School planetarium!

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Are you looking for a charity of choice? Look to the stars, STARS to STEM, Inc. that is!"

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STARS to STEM, Inc. will use these donations for phase 2 of our project: flexible seating and the purchase of additional programs, specifically STEAM software.

Thanks in advance for your consideration and let's keep reaching for those stars together!

To donate to STARS TO STEM, go to our direct payment via PayPal or mail check to STARS to STEM, PO Box 616, Niantic, CT 06357

Our Vision

To restore the wonders of space-age education through a modernized planetarium and to showcase community and school programs and talents.

Our Mission

To provide our community with opportunities to explore the endless possibilities of space sciences and the arts for all ages (STEAM).

Our Goal

We will provide STEM educational experiences to 10,000 citizens in southeastern Connecticut by the end of 2025. 


We value investment in our children and youth through the diverse educational process that leads to positive growth experiences and success in all aspects of life.

We value promoting excellence in all facets of education and programs.

We value becoming a source of information and a medium for the exchange of ideas.

We value our role as a unique community resource, providing an inspirational immersive environment for research and education.

We value elevating science literacy and motivating individuals to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers that are vital to our national interests.

We value our role as interpreters of leading edge scientific initiatives and engaging participants in the adventure of discovery.

We value enhancement of student comprehension of complex concepts which result in powerful learning experiences.

We value adherence to results-oriented planning leading to long-term financial sustainability and economic viability of our endeavors.

We value community enrichment through interactions in a shared resource for formal and informal science education and fostering collaborations toward common goals.