$19.95Children can put their flying skills to the test with this chunky pad of brightly patterned spaceships. Each tear-out, patterned paper sheet can be folded, origami-style, into a flying spacecraft by following the step-by-step instructions included.
A pack of 50, double-sided, pocket-sized cards to help identify constellations, planets, meteors and other starry sights. Each card shows a feature of the night sky, one to a side, including a detailed picture and description, interesting facts, statistics and position in the night sky. An easy, convenient and informative companion for stargazing in the outdoors or through a telescope. With internet links to star maps and websites to find out more.
This year the Astronomy Calendar again features the winners of the CWAS David Malin Awards.
The calendar provides a nightly guide to what’s visible in the sky, including moon phases, planetary positions, eclipses, lunar occultations, conjunctions and meteor showers.
It includes a summary of the year indicating the best times to view the planets.
Calendar features nightly moon phases and Monthly Star maps and is 23 x 33cm in size, opening to 46 x33cm.
Maps have been designed for 25° to 45° south latitude.
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.
Assemble this puzzle to create an awesome and spell-binding spherical puzzle! It is completely self supporting and no glue required! This interlocking puzzle is constructed of the highest quality puzzle board and created using precision die cutting.
$24.95 $34.95This kit is an excellent beginner educational solar kit, teaching the basic solar power principals and also how it drives the motor and makes the movements of each model. This kit provides full set of plastic parts, solar panel and all necessary parts to build your own solar kit. Suitable for ages 10 and up.
Bill Bryson describes himself as a reluctant traveller: but even when he stays safely in his own study at home, he can't contain his curiosity about the world around him. A Short History of Nearly Everything is his quest to find out everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization - how we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us. Bill Bryson's challenge is to take subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry and particle physics, and see if there isn't some way to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. It's not so much about what we know, as about how we know what we know. How do we know what is in the centre of the Earth, or what a black hole is, or where the continents were 600 million years ago? How did anyone ever figure these things out? On his travels through time and space, he encounters a splendid collection of astonishingly eccentric, competitive, obsessive and foolish scientists, like the painfully shy Henry Cavendish who worked out many conundrums like how much the Earth weighed, but never bothered to tell anybody about many of his findings. In the company of such extraordinary people, Bill Bryson takes us with him on the ultimate eye-opening journey, and reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.
$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
$29.95Learn about the world as our ancestors did with this 1100 piece plastic Antique World Map. You can piece together Hondius' world map, first published in 1630. 38cm x 59cm in size.
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.
$29.95"Bad Astronomy is just plain good! Philip Plait clears up every misconception on astronomy and space you never knew you suffered from." --Stephen Maran, Author of Astronomy for Dummies and editor of The Astronomy and Astrophysics Encyclopedia. "Thank the cosmos for the bundle of star stuff named Philip Plait, who is the world's leading consumer advocate for quality science in space and on Earth. This important contribution to science will rest firmly on my reference library shelf, ready for easy access the next time an astrologer calls." --Dr. Michael Shermer, Publisher of Skeptic magazine, monthly columnist for Scientific American, and author of The Borderlands of Science.
Discover the secrets of soap bubbles with the Magnoidz ‘Science of Bubbles’ Science Kit! This fun and educational science kit is packed with experiments and interesting facts about the science of bubbles.
Learn the secrets of soap bubbles and how to create an array of different bubbles using the items included inside the box. Investigate the properties of water and how attracting forces hold the surface of water together, and more fun facts such as the secrets to the soap bubble’s rainbow of colours.
The fun doesn’t stop there, the educational resource book is full of interesting facts and experiments such as these!
$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.
Prepare to blast off on an exciting math journey. Countdown to Space makes learning an out-of-this-world adventure - anywhere and any time.
This on-the-go kit includes:
$9.95A Cricketer's perspective of the Universe drink cooler Black with orbiting red (cricket ball) planets
$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.
$29.95The first full-scale biography of the most renowned name in science to be written since those who closely guarded his privacy have died. Based on 20 years of research and interviews with intimate friends and associates willing to discuss Einstein as never before, this riveting book details his childhood and youth. Contains extensive material on his adult life never published before to reveal the crux of Einstein's personality and private life in a way few others have. Includes rare photographs.
$39.95The common language of genius: Eureka! While the roads that lead to breakthrough scientific discovery can be as varied and complex as the human mind, the moment of insight for all scientists is remarkably similar. The word "eureka!", attributed to the ancient Greek mathematician Archimedes, has come to express that universal moment of joy, wonder-and even shock-at discovering something entirely new. In this collection of twelve scientific stories, Leslie Alan Horvitz describes the drama of sudden insight as experienced by a dozen distinct personalities, detailing discoveries both well known and obscure. From Darwin, Einstein, and the team of Watson and Crick to such lesser known luminaries as fractal creator Mandelbrot and periodic table mastermind Dmitri Medellev, Eureka! perfectly illustrates Louis Pasteur's quip that chance favors the prepared mind. The book also describes how amateur scientist Joseph Priestley stumbled onto the existence of oxygen in the eighteenth century and how television pioneer Philo Farnsworth developed his idea for a TV screen while plowing his family's Idaho farm.
$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.
$9.95This spectacular mini Fibre Optic Lamp is great for parties, as a fun night light or wherever you want to set the mood!
$14.95This Fluffy Putty is so cool to play with. This slime texture creation is is the perfect gift for kids. Ages 6+.
$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.
$24.95This glow in the dark moon bank is so cool! It's good to teach kids how to save money. It genuinely looks like a meteorite.
Slippery slime that glows in the dark! Non-toxic and water soluble.
Available in green, blue, orange and pink.
$14.95This Hologram Viewer is great for kids. You can create a personal message using the app and set it for anytime that you like.
$29.95Buckle up! How to be a Space Explorer is a practical manual for all aspiring astronauts, packed with jaw-dropping stories from real-life space exploration. Learn how to navigate black holes, slingshot around Jupiter and survive the freezing depths of space. This book will blast you into the stratosphere, so strap yourself in and enjoy the ride.
$29.95Kids can have fun learning about the world with this large 1100 piece plastic Illustrated World Map. 38cm x 59cm in size.
$24.95Ladies - I need my space t-shirt. 100% cotton.
This is not a toy - It's a seriously fun experiment.
Pack includes -
2. Low launch valve
3. High launch valve
4. 6 metre of launch hose
5. Release fittings
6. Instruction booklet
This kit is designed to demonstrate the principles of thrust, acceleration and jet propulsion. The science behind launching the LiquiFly Water-Powered Rocket is the same as any other rockets - create thrust from water and air. Bam goes the rocket!!
This kit has everything you need is in the kit. Takes approximately 2 minutes to set-up.
Try experimenting with different water levels, and varying the air pressure to test how thrust is affected. Full instructions are provided in each kit - covering safety, set-up and how to really max out your thrust.
Note: Adult supervision is required for this activity. Improper use of this device could cause injury.
$19.95Learn about Magnetism with the Magnoidz 'Magnet Science' experiment kit! Box comes with an educational booklet packed with facts about magnetism.
$12.95Discover the fun with magnets! This set contains 6 magnets, some paper clips and other magnetic objects.
$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.
$7.95This Melting Meteor Putty is great for kids to play with. It's fun and very enjoyable. Ages 3+
$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.
$7.95Everyone loves oozy, stretchy slime. And to make it even better this one is metallic and multicoloured.
$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.
$24.95The Periodic table of the chemical elements is a Tabular method of displaying the chemical elements, first devised in 1863. The layout of the table has been refined and extended over time,as new elements have been discovered, and new theretical models have been developed to explain chemical behaviour. The current standard table contains 117 confirmed elements as of late 2006 ( while element 118 has been synthesised, element 117 has not ). This table is displayed on this t - shirt.
When a circle's diameter is 1, its circumference is Pi.
Pi is a mathematical constant which represents the ratio of any circle's circumference to its diameter. This shirt lists pi to many thousands of decimal places. Good luck memorising!
$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!