$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.
$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.
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.
Fancy a round-the-world trip, but don’t have the time? Well with this Revolving Globe, it only takes 14 seconds!
With a 30 day spinning life on just one AA battery, The Revolving Globe is the perfect addition to any desk or shelf, and with it’s easy two-part assembly, you’ll be set up to go in less time than it takes to rotate.
14-second full rotation
14cm x 14cm x 14.2cm
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.
$19.95Perfect for anyone who likes to test their puzzle skills, the Solar System jigsaw puzzle is a fun and educational way for both children and adults to learn about the Solar System. You can complete the puzzle on your own or get together with family and friends for hours of enjoyment!
$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.
$12.95Create outer space patterns on your ceiling with this clever projector torch.
$14.9524 Images over 3 interchangeable disc. Shine the torch on your wall or ceiling and project the selected image up to 90cm wide. Includes keychain, so you can take it anywhere.
Conversations on Astrobiology
With over 450 planets now known to exist beyond the Solar System, spacecraft heading for Mars, and the ongoing search for extraterrestrial intelligence, this timely book explores current ideas about the search for life in the Universe.
$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.
$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