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.
$29.95Since ancient times, humans have been puzzled and awed by the strange stars, peculiar planets, and out of this world objects that appear in our sky. Advancements in technology are now giving scientists closer looks and first peeks at the weird and wonderful things that make up our solar system and beyond.
$29.95NASA's history is a familiar story, one that typically peaks with Neil Armstrong taking his small step on the Moon in 1969. But America's space agency wasn't created in a vacuum. It was assembled from pre-existing parts, drawing together some of the best minds the non-Soviet world had to offer. In the 1930s, rockets were all the rage in Germany, the focus both of scientists hoping to fly into space and of the German armed forces, looking to circumvent the restrictions of the Treaty of Versailles. One of the key figures in this period was Wernher von Braun, an engineer who designed the rockets that became the devastating V-2. As the war came to its chaotic conclusion, von Braun escaped from the ruins of Nazi Germany, and was taken to America where he began developing missiles for the US Army. Meanwhile, the US Air Force was looking ahead to a time when men would fly in space, and test pilots like Neil Armstrong were flying cutting-edge, rocket-powered aircraft in the thin upper atmosphere. Breaking the Chains of Gravity tells the story of America's nascent space program, its scientific advances, its personalities and the rivalries it caused between the various arms of the US military. At this point getting a man in space became a national imperative, leading to the creation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, otherwise known as NASA.
$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.
$29.95Buckle 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.
$29.95While 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.
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!
$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.
What are the planets that orbit our Sun?
Flip the tabs and find out!
Narrated by David Attenborough
Captured in stunning ultra-high definition detail. Planet Earth II is an immersive exploration of the jungles, mountains, deserts, islands grasslands and cities of the world. Journey to the four corners of the globe to discover the extreme forces that shape life in each of these iconic landscapes and the remarkable ways animals manage to overcome the challenges of surviving in the wildest places on Earth. From eye-to-eye encounters with incredible creatures to epic journeys through breathtaking wilderness, experience the wonder of the natural world as never before.
$29.95Improve your balance with this blast from the past - the pogo ball, recently known as the Saturn Hoppit! The foot-board and super grip ball make balancing and jumping super easy. Once you get a hang on the technique, you will not want to hop off! The reinforced foot-board can hold up to 80kgs. Age guide: from 5-9 years.
$29.953D Solar System Mobile Craft Kit is 2-in-1 learning activity toys for kids. This 4M's educational product is a science toy teaching children about the Solar System, planets and space. And it's an engaging craft kit that allows kids to build their own 29.5 inches glow-in-the-dark solar system mobile! This creative science kit from Educational Toys Planet includes a full set of snap-together planets, hanging frame and string, two strips of paint, two glow paints and a paint brush. 3D Solar System Mobile Craft Kit also contains a colorful Solar System poster with interesting science facts! The 3D planets mobile craft comes complete with the detailed painting and assembling instructions.
Each of these 26 cards showcase both the upper and lower case letters plus a word from the space universe.
Illustrator Liza Lewis has brought a wonderful sense of humour to each card as we follow the alien on his adventures through the blackhole and onto the other side! Great for both learning, playing and room decor these cards are the perfect gift with just enough education to make parents smile and whole lot of fun for every child.
All inks are soy/vegetable based.
$24.95Make things that fly, fling, spin, swim, whoosh, zoom and ooze, and discover the surprising science behind them. Introduces children to the world of science in a practical and interactive way. This book contains 57 activities including bubbling wizard's brew, magic flowers, panpipe straws, a spinning paper helicopter and a light catcher. Each activity uses simple and safe materials and is described by step-by-step instructions and illustrations.
$24.95Blast off into space with this fascinating flap book. Find out how the moon was made, why stars shine and how we know so much about plants that are far, far away.
$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.
Join DJ Lance and the Gabba gang on a space adventure in a flying saucer!
In space they meet new friends and discover a new planet!
In other episodes, the Gabba gang discover some silly animals, learn about machines, and care for the environment in different ways!
Episodes: Space, Green, Robot, Animals