$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.
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.
$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.
$24.95Available in sizes Medium, Large, XLarge 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.
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 our Earth 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!
This CSIRO Apollo 11 Merchandise commemorates the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 and the CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope’s involvement in the historic broadcast of the TV pictures worldwide. This merchandise is exclusive to the CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope Visitor’s Centre and Parkes Dish Shop and is available for a limited time only!
Available in 2 colours - black and grey. USBs are 4GB.
Pen and USB come in a commemorative box, as shown in images.
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)
$19.95Your USB Astro Light is the perfect space age accessory for any budding astronaut or explorer! Plug him into the USB socket of your computer and he will float on the end of his cord ready to light up! Pull back his space suit visor to illuminate your darkened office and position him to float and light your way! Complete with 30cm poseable USB cord, you can move and bend him any direction you choose! Perfect for use when working at night or on public transport.
$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.
$24.95These handy binoculars boast 8x magnification and 21mm objective lenses. This model is lightweight, and comes with its own carry case, making it perfect for bird-watching, hiking,sports, the theatre – anywhere you’d like to get a closer look at something
THROW YOUR ROCKET AT ANY SMOOTH SURFACE AND WATCH IT STICK AND DEFY GRAVITY!
Approx 19cm long
Each sold separately.
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!
$14.95Caffeine molecule mug Decorated with cutting edge representations of the great ideas of science.
9 Experiments to explore.
Among them is growing crystals, making slim, experimenting with hydrophobic sand and polymer snow.
$9.95Take apart and reassemble these difficult wooden puzzles. Test yourself and your friends and family. Each different puzzles has a different difficulty rating!
$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.
$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 our Earth 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!
$69.95Listing more than 500 sky targets, both near and far, in 187 challenges, this observing guide will test novice astronomers and advanced veterans alike. Its unique mix of Solar System and deep-sky targets will have observers hunting for the Apollo lunar landing sites, searching for satellites orbiting the outermost planets, and exploring hundreds of star clusters, nebulae, distant galaxies, and quasars. Each target object is accompanied by a rating indicating how difficult the object is to find, an in-depth visual description, an illustration showing how the object realistically looks, and a detailed finder chart to help you find each challenge quickly and effectively. The guide introduces objects often overlooked in other observing guides and features targets visible in a variety of conditions, from the inner city to the dark countryside. Challenges are provided for the naked eye, through binoculars and the largest backyard telescopes.
Are we alone in the Universe? Where did the Moon come from? How do we know what stars are made of? Could there really be a future in asteroid mining?
In Cosmic Chronicles, Fred Watson – Australia’s Astronomer-at-Large and bestselling author – explores the hottest topics in space science and astronomy.
Watson presents the most up-to-date knowledge on everything from light echoing around the cosmos, the mechanics of black holes and how to navigate the hidden delights of nightfall, to the most profound questions facing humankind. With mind-bending stories from the frontiers of science, Cosmic Chronicles is an expert’s view of what we know and how we know it.
‘Despite the complexity of the Universe, you feel as though you’ve always been part of unravelling its mysteries as you read Fred Watson’s entertaining new book. You will explore its history, spot things in the night sky you’ve never noticed before, and if you’re hoping for a wild new travel adventure, you’ll learn how to go to space without contaminating the cosmos with pesky earthly microbes. Bonus!’ ― Amanda Bauer, head of education and public outreach, Large Synoptic Survey Telescope
‘Fred Watson's new book, Cosmic Chronicles: A user’s guide to the Universe, is a superb romp through the historical, cultural and scientific astronomical phenomena that surround us every day. Fred is a national treasure for his witty and incisive descriptions of science, fun and interesting to all. The book spans medieval astronomers to NASA deep space missions and even includes Goldilocks and The Terminator (revealed as serene and even romantic). Enjoy!’ ― Col. Pamela A. Melroy, USAF (ret.), former NASA Astronaut
‘Full of science and wonder, this book will leave you looking upwards.’ ― Richard Glover, ABC Radio
$19.95A hands on rocket launching science kit for the whole family. This makes a rocket that flies up to 50 feet. A Unique experimental kit that inspires young scientists.
BUILD & PAINT 3D SOLAR SYSTEM MODEL KIT
Got a little one dreaming of becoming an astronaut? This little kit is a gret gift to help them learn while the have fun.
This 45 piece kit requires no additional tools, and comes with fully illustrated instructions to help them create their masterpiece. The arms for each planet are labelled with the planet's names to help them keep learning after the project is finished.
A great project for to keep them busy during school holidays, or fun gift that helps them build STEM skills.
Air pump rockets are a safe and inexpensive way to kids to learn the basics of forces and fluid pressure.
The Stomp and Fly Rocket Creator lets you build the simplest type of rocket, a compressed air, or stomp rocket!
Use the simple instructions to assemble your rocket and stand, then connect the included hose to the stomp chamber.
Press the stomp chamber with your hands, or gently stomp on it with your foot to make your rocket fly!
Powered by the release of compressed air, it's a fun little project for solo play, or take it in turns with three or four kids!
Your kit contains: Wooden parts, 6-colour paints, a brush and glue, foam blades, a tube, straw, screws, masking tape and stomp chamber.
Recommended for ages 8 and up.
$9.95A Cricketer's perspective of the Universe drink cooler Black with orbiting red (cricket ball) planets
$14.95A Navy cap displaying southern hemisphere constellations. This cap also Glows in the Dark.
This 10cm diameter globe shows the political world map. Both functional and decorative. It makes a perfect paperweight.
Antique colour sold out - coming back soon!
$29.95This is a detailed die-cast pull back model of a NASA space shuttle. This 8 inch die cast metal and plastic pullback is sure to please both young and old alike! It features opening roof and pull back action.
$19.95This fantastic kit includes everything you need to create your own bouncing balls! Why not make a flower, football, sphere or a polygon shape. Choose between vibrant neon, metallic or glow in the dark colours. It has never been more fun to bounce your own design!
$9.95The weight of the world on your shoulders just got lighter. This worldly stress ball will help you relax after a hard day or even get you through this one.
$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.
$14.95A normal magnifier has only one lens with a magnification of just 2 to 3 times. A field magnifier or 'loupe' has 2 or 3 lenses (21mm diameter x 10mm apart) giving a magnification of up to 10x essential for studying nature, coins, stamps etc
Add a sense of fun and magic to any space. This battery operated pull light features a mesmerising, 3d Firework effect finish. Pull the cord to illuminate the bulb with warm LED lights.
Flick the rocket and watch it fly high up above!
Kids will love this Flick n Fly Rocket where you simply need to stick the rocket into the launcher provided. Hold the launcher give it all you got by flicking it forwards to see the rocket fly. Hear the soft whistle when the rocket shoots through the sky.
Each set includes one rocket and two launcher sticks.
$49.95Tom Hanks, Imagine Entertainment and HBO present the Emmy and Gold Globe Award winner From the Earth to the Moon, the dramatic story of the unforgettable Apollo missions and their heroic astronauts. Powerfully told through the memorable performances of Brain Cranston, Sally Field, Chris Isaak and many more, these are the stories of the men, women and children who lived, breathed and manufactured, from the power of human will, one of the greatest achievements in the history of mankind. Beautifully restored in stunning HD, the Remastered Edition updates the visual effects, adding vivid detail to the Apollo missions while remaining true to the masterful storytelling of the original
$14.95A brand-new edition of this bestselling Gem, featuring individual charts for all 88 constellations, a star atlas of the entire sky and details of the brightest stars and objects of interest which can be seen with the naked eye, binoculars and small telescopes.
4M: Green Science – Solar System Kit
This solar hybrid planetarium rotates with the power of the sun itself or the back-up battery. This planetarium is a model of our solar system. A fun and educational green science kit from 4M. Includes solar system pieces, solar panel and detailed instructions. Requires 1 AAA battery (not included).
Suitable for ages 5 & up
Observe and record the weather with your own multi-functional weather station. Learn about the climate while tracking weather changes and conducting experiments on the greenhouse effect. Includes everything you need and assembly instructions. Create a "Green Science" project - part of KidzLabs Science series available at Buzz Gadgets Australia
$24.95Use the wind to light up the night.
$229.95The MOVA globe 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 the Earth 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! 12cm
$4.95Put the egg into a container of water and watch your alien hatch!
$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.