$24.95Make Science fun with 101 exciting step-by-step experiments that are safe and easy to do at home
This annual gem (produced each year since 1991) continues to take the Australian stargazer on a wondrous journey of the night sky. This critically acclaimed work, produced by three well known experts in the field, takes a unique approach to explaining and identifying the Sun, Moon, planets and constellations; it is simply the best publication of its type in the world.
Everything you need to know about the night sky.
Compact, easy to use and reliable. The 2018 Australasian Sky Guide contains updated information on the solar system, monthly sky maps, viewing tips and highlights, and details of the year's exciting celestial events.
$39.95A Walk through the Southern Sky is a beautifully illustrated guide to the stars and constellations of the southern hemisphere. By following the simplified and easy-to-use starmaps, readers will be able to identify constellations with no equipment but normal sight and a clear night sky. This book provides clear instructions on how to determine star sizes and the distances between stars, allowing readers to move easily between constellations. The budding astronomer is introduced to the mystery and wonder of the southern sky as the myths and legends of its stars and constellations are wondrously retold. The third edition of this magical book features a new moon map, an updated list of planet positions, additional illustrations and more realistic star maps. It is an invaluable and beautiful guide for beginner stargazers, both young and old.
$24.95Available in sizes Small, Medium, Large and XXLarge
In July 1969, six hundred million people, one-sixth of mankind at the time, witnessed the historic Apollo 11 moonwalk live on TV.
This DVD contains the complete 2009 restoration of the historic TV broadcast, produced by NASA for the Apollo 11 40th anniversary. It includes newly discovered footage not seen by the public since 1969.
"This restored video is a valuable contribution to space exploration and space communication history" - Neil Armstrong.
Running time: 185 minutes. Region: 0 (all regions)
$14.95How do astronomers study planets, stars and galaxies? What are rovers and where have they landed? How do different telescopes work? What is a nebula? Beginner readers can find out the answers in this book, along with lots more fascinating facts. Amazing photographs and illustrations are combined with simple, easy-to-read text and a glossary explaining all the specialist terms used. Find out more about astronomy and stargazing online via Usborne Quicklinks, where you can find out what to see and when, as well as see the latest images captured by telescopes and rovers.
$39.95Join David J. Eicher in this fast-paced and entertaining journey through the history, present, and future of these important yet mysterious cosmic bodies. The author carefully explores the ideas relating comets and life on Earth - and the danger posed by impacts. He finishes with practical, how-to techniques, tips, and tricks on how to successfully observe comets and even to capture your own images of them.
Create your very own planetarium. watch the stars as they follow a certain path in the sky as the Earth moves around the sun!
- Easy to follow instructions
- Easy screw assembly
- Learn how to identify constellations in the sky
$29.95Astronomers have long known that the Universe is expanding, but everything they could see indicated that gravity should be slowing this spread. Instead, it appears that the Universe is accelerating its expansion and that something stronger than gravity --dark energy -- is at work. In Einstein's Telescope Evalyn Gates, a University of Chicago astrophysicist, transports us to the edge of contemporary science to explore the revolutionary tool that unlocks the secrets of these little-understood cosmic constituents. Based on Einstein's theory of general relativity, gravitational lensing, or "Einstein's Telescope," is enabling new discoveries that are taking us toward the next revolution in scientific thinking -- one that may change forever our notions of where the Universe came from and where it is going.
$29.95Extreme Cosmos is an astronomy book that not only offers amazing facts and figures but also reveals the remarkable richness of the Universe and the incredible physics that modern astronomy has unveiled. Find out about hypervelocity stars moving through space at more than 3 million kilometres per hour, distant gamma-ray bursts that can outshine the rest of the Universe, neutron stars that spin mor...e than 700 times per second, and the cosmic catastrophe that will unfold two billion years from now when the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies collide. This book will take you on a journey of extreme proportions that will leave you in awe, and renew your sense of the overwhelming complexity and scale of our Universe.
$29.9528cm Galileo Thermometer ( 6 balls ) – watch the temperature by watching the balls sink and float in a beautiful sealed glass cylinder, as their densities are such that they rise or fall as the temperature changes.
$39.9544cm Galileo Thermometer ( 10 balls ) – watch the temperature by watching the balls sink and float in a beautiful sealed glass cylinder, as their densities are such that they rise or fall as the temperature changes.
$59.9556cm Galileo Thermometer (11 balls ) – watch the temperature by watching the balls sink and float in a beautiful sealed glass cylinder, as their densities are such that they rise or fall as the temperature changes.
$39.95As we approach the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, no human has left Earth orbit since 1972. On the other hand, explorers of a different kind have probed every single planet in the Solar System. "Imagining the Spheres" uses newly processed photos from early space missions, and worked by leading astronomical artists, past and present (including members of the international Association of Astronomical Artists). It is a story of human imagination, endurance, and ingenuity, a narrative that describes how the quest for the answers of tomorrow pushed people to achieve the once impossible and drive human dreams ever forward.
$24.95Ladies - I need my space t-shirt. 100% cotton.
$29.95While no human has yet landed on Mars, Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity - three plucky wheeled robots - have been traversing its surface. Now in this unique book, you'll be able to see the terrain through stunning 3-D photographs taken by the rovers' cameras and read compelling commentary that guides you on the journey. Includes 3-D glasses.
$24.95Mens - I need my space t-shirt. Colour - Blue 100% cotton
Mens - I need my space t-shirt. Colour - Green 100% cotton
Currently only size SMALL is available - please check back in the future for more sizes. We apologise for this inconvenience.
$19.95Moon Phase Maps are 18 Photo-Maps of the Waxing Moon - (9 double sided A4 size sheets) with waterproof coating. All major craters and seas identified, along with Valleys, Ridges, Rilles, faults, domes, ghost craters and crater chains marked along the terminator.
The MOVA globe ( 12cm ) is the first member of a new family of objects that come quietly to life when touched by light, without wires or batteries. The globe floats at a point of perfect balance between buoyant forces and gravitational forces, and slowly turns as it feels the force of the Earth's magnetic field and the energy carried in light. Its perpetual, quiet motion brings a tranquil point of focus to a room. Add more light and watch Neptune spin faster, dim the setting and observe it slowing. It really is an amazing sight to see!
The MOVA globe works similarly to a compass in that the Earth's magnetic field makes this work!
$19.95Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go to the Moon? This beautifuuly illustrated picture book will take you on a journey to find out. You can fly into outer space, walk on the Moon and take a look at our world from a very, very long way away.
$49.95For the first time ever, this astonishing series charts the progress of the Earth as it undertakes its incredible annual orbit around the Sun. From stunning space imagery to in-your-face storm chasing, this series showcases the incredible power of our planet's epic journey around the Sun.
$24.95Make art in seconds. Just push the object you want to make a 3D impression of, into the fine metal pins at the back. It's as simple as that!
This highly regarded book is ideal for those who wish to solve a variety of practical and recreational problems in astronomy using a scientific calculator or spreadsheet.
Peter Duffett-Smith and Jonathan Zwart
The MOVA globe ( 12cm ) is the first member of a new family of objects that come quietly to life when touched by light, without wires or batteries. The globe floats at a point of perfect balance between buoyant forces and gravitational forces, and slowly turns as it feels the force of the Earth's magnetic field and the energy carried in light. Its perpetual, quiet motion brings a tranquil point of focus to a room. Add more light and watch Saturn spin faster, dim the setting and observe it slowing. It really is an amazing sight to see!
The MOVA globe works similarly to a compass in that the Earth's magnetic field makes this work!
$14.95Uncover the secrets of the natural world with fascinating experiments and find out why and how things happen. Determine the freshness of an egg using a pot of water; learn why some animals' eyes glow in the dark,and more. Once you begin investigating the mysteries of everyday phenomena, you'll never look at your surroundings the same way again.
$24.95Full of scientific rhyming fun. Young readers will delight in poking fun at a familiar text all while learning about scientists who changed the world! This sweet parody is the perfect inspiration for future scientists of all ages.
$19.95Make your own space rock discoveries with this fantastic space rock excavation kit. Start digging to reveal 5 rock specimens related to outer space rock hidden in the plaster. The booklet contains information on all 5 rock types. Once revealed, use the booklet to name the rocks you have uncovered. A great gift for space and geology fans.
$19.95Pour in your favourite hot beverage and watch the constelations reveal themselves
$24.95Now you can join Australia's best-known astronomer, Fred Watson, on a unique tour to unravel the mysteries of space and time. Take in primitive observatories in ancient Peru and the world's largest atom-smasher in modern-day Switzerland. See Pluto demoted from planetary status. Go behind headlines to find the truth about the Transit of Venus and the Higgs Boson. Meet some of science's most colourful characters.
$29.95Fitzroy Storm glass - a type of historical weather forecasting device, composed of a sealed glass container, filled with liquid that allows the user to forecast the weather by observing the appearance of the liquid in the glass.
Based on an original product that first went into production in the early 1950's, the 'Amazing Quizbot' has to be one of the most fascinating products ever made! Children and adults alike, are totally bemused as to how it works! Simply place the Quizbot in the tray in the centre of the Questions Circle and turn until the pointer is on the question you want to ask. Them move the Quizbot will point to the correct answer!! The 'Amazing Quizbot' is always right! A great game to play that is both fun and educational, children learn as they play.
$39.95Based on a true story, "The Dish" recounts the emotions, drama and humor behind the four-day Apollo XI mission in July 1969 and the extraordinary role that Australia played in televising the historical lunar landing to the world.
$29.95Based on a true story, "The Dish" recounts the emotions, drama and humor behind the four-day Apollo XI mission in July 1969 and the extraordinary role that Australia played in televising the historical lunar landing to the world.
$44.95In The Night Sky, Richard Grossinger traces developments in science and technology, covering multiple aspects of humanity's complex relationship to the cosmos. Covering not only astronomy but also cosmology, cosmogony, astrology, and science fiction, he offers us a revelatory look at the firmament through his own telescope, fitted with an anthropological lens.
$49.95Following the hugely successful The Science Book and The Math Book comes a richly illustrated chronology of physics, containing 250 short, entertaining, and thought-provoking entries. In addition to exploring such engaging topics as dark energy, parallel universes, the Doppler effect, the God particle, and Maxwell's demon, the book's timeline extends back billions of years to the hypothetical Big Bang and forward trillions of years to a time of “quantum resurrection.” Like the previous titles in this series, The Physics Book helps readers gain an understanding of major concepts without getting bogged down in complex details.
$24.95Why are we so fascinated by the stars? How did we get the Moon? What was the Space Race?
$229.95The MOVA globe ( 12cm ) is the first member of a new family of objects that come quietly to life when touched by light, without wires or batteries. The globe floats at a point of perfect balance between buoyant forces and gravitational forces, and slowly turns as it feels the force of the Earth's magnetic field and the energy carried in light. Its perpetual, quiet motion brings a tranquil point of focus to a room. Add more light and watch Venus spin faster, dim the setting and observe it slowing. It really is an amazing sight to see! The MOVA globe works similarly to a compass in that the Earth's magnetic field makes this work!
Why is the Milky Way blue? Why isn't a black hole dark? How many stars can you see with your naked eye?
Humans are the only known astronomers in the universe. When we look up at the night sky, we are linked to our ancestors. Away from city lights, we can see what generations of people before us have wondered at and weaved stories around.
But all that will change. The Andromeda Galaxy is rushing towards us at 400,000 kilometres an hour.
When Galaxies Collide will guide you to look at the night sky afresh. It peers 5.86 billion years into the future to consider the fate of Earth and its inhabitants. Will the solution be to live in space without a planet to call home? Will one of the other 100 billion planets spawn life?
Learn how to watch this space.
$24.95A highly entertaining and informative introduction to our planet and the universe we live in. Have you ever wondered what dark matter is or why galaxies collide? Or why the Moon is gradually drifting away from Earth? Space is really, really big, as Douglas Adams once pointed out, and there is no better guide to it than Fred Watson, astronomer to the stars. Fred Watson has taken the many, many questions that have been asked by listeners of his popular, long-running radio shows, and answered them in Why Is Uranus Upside Down? * How can you identify the constellations? * Does the Earth wobble? * Could you dump nuclear waste into the Sun? * What makes planets round? * Where's the nearest black hole? * Are there other universes? * Can we ever know everything? This highly entertaining and informative introduction to our planet and the Universe we live in is a must-read for enquiring minds of all ages.
$49.95This extraordinary 5 part series reveals the true and awesome beauty of our solar system. Giant ice fountains rising over 100km high; an ocean hidden beneath a frozen crust of ice; storms twice the size of Earth coloured blood red by a vortex of dust and gases; immense volcanoes that could rip a planet apart. Using the very latest breathtaking images sent directly from space, groundbreaking CGI transforms the static into the dramatic. Using the latest scientific knowledge beamed back from the fleet of probes, rovers and telescopes currently in space, this is a vivid and unprecedented tour of the world beyond our planet.