$39.95Are we alone in the Universe? Was there anything before the Big Bang? Are there other universes? What makes stars shine? Where does Earth's water come from? Why is the night sky dark? Was there ever life on Mars? How do telescopes work? This engaging guide book answers all these questions and hundreds more, making it a practical reference for anyone who has ever wondered what is out in the cosmos, where it all comes from, and how it all works. Richly illustrated in color throughout, it gives simple yet rigorous explanations in non-technical language, summarizing current astronomical knowledge, without overlooking the important underlying scientific principles. This second edition includes substantial new material throughout, including the latest findings from the New Horizons, Rosetta, and Dawn space missions, and images from professional telescopes such as the Hubble Space Telescope and the Atacama Large Millimeter Array.
$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.
$29.95An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth is an inspirational memoir of space exploration and hard-won wisdom, from an astronaut who has spent a lifetime making the impossible a reality.
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.
The Lucid View Series of binoculars by Barska are a great multi-purpose binocular ideal for sporting events, backpacking, hiking, bird watching.
Shock absorbing rubber armoring helps protect the binoculars during transport and use, while fully coated optics and BK-7 roof prisms provide a bright clear image. The dual hinge bridge design helps keep these compact and the central focus knob provides on-the-go convenience.
BARSKA offers a large variety of binoculars using the latest advances in technology in sports optics. Our binoculars can be used outdoors to view wildlife, stars, or even aquatic species as we have models specially designed for terrestrial, celestial, and aquatic viewings. Using the best technology, our lenses create clear, crisp, and distinct images to enhance the user's experience. The Trend binoculars come with strap and case.
$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.
$59.95Martin Harwit, author of the influential book Cosmic Discovery, asks key questions about the scope of observational astronomy. Humans have long sought to understand the world we inhabit. Recent realization of how our unruly Universe distorts information before it ever reaches us reveals distinct limits on hoe well we will inevitably be thwarted by ever-more complex distortions and will never untangle the data completely. Observational astronomy, and the cost of pursuing it, will then have reached an inherent end. Only some totally different lines of approach, as yet unknown and potentially far more costly, might then need to emerge if we wish to learn more. This accessible book is written for all astronomers, astrophysicists, and those curious about how well we will ever understand the Universe and the potential costs of pushing those limits.
Attractive 20cm dark blue ocean satellite image world globe with chrome polished arm and steel base.
This beautifully styled globe features political borders, ocean current direction, country names, capital cities and time zones.
The inclined mounting on a chrome plated axis makes the globe easy to view.
Ideal for the office, study or student’s bedroom.
Bill Yidumduma Harney is Senior Aboriginal Elder of the Wardaman community west of Katherine N.T. He is well-known through his 1996 book Born Under the Paperbark Tree, and the 2002 SBS film of his family and land, the Menngen White Cockatoo Country. The rock art of this area is famous for striped figures of the Lightning Brothers and other Spiritual Ancestors; and his tourist ventures give large numbers of people the chance to see these Dreaming of his people.
Stockman, land rights pioneer, story-teller par excellence and original painter, this custodian of sites as well as stories has always talked of the moon and stars On Top. In 1998 he asked Dr Hugh Cairns if he would write a book with him on his astronomy... Dark Sparklers is the result, and above all is an intriguing insight into a rather amazing modern Aboriginal Elder who has a cosmic view of life within his earthy realism.
$24.95Discover fascinating planets with this fun and informative introduction to the planets of out solar system! learn how planets are formed, and learn about the two types of planets found in our solar systems: terrestrial planets and gas giants... and the planets we might yet discover in other systems.
$19.95Have you ever wanted to know how a rocket takes off? Or how much of the galaxy we have explored?
Foucault's Pendulum is named after the French physicist Leon Foucault and was originally exhibited to demonstrate the Earth's rotation.
Simply swing the pendulum clockwise or anti-clockwise and watch and watch as it draws intricate, geometric patterns in the sand.
$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
$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.
Bring the brilliance of the celestial sky into your own room with the 8 glowing planets in our solar system! These planets out-glow all others thanks to our proprietary Glominite formula. Simply apply the reusable adhesive putty to attach planets to your ceiling. Then turn out the lights and marvel at the solar system that you've created!
$24.95Mens - I need my space t-shirt. Colour - Blue 100% cotton.
Mens - I need my space t-shirt. Colour - Khaki. 100% cotton.
$24.95Mens - The Dish Banner Shirt. 100% cotton.
$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.
$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.
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
By (author) Peter Robertson
Gross stomach-churning germs
This kit finds and grows the disgusting lurking around your house!
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.
$49.95WINNER OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY'S YOUNG PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE 2019 Welcome to the museum that is always open to explore... Step inside the pages of this beautiful book to discover galleries of galactic matter, expertly curated to bring you the experience of a fascinating exhibition from the comfort of your own home. Planetarium features all aspects of space, from the Sun and our Solar System, to the lives of stars, the Milky Way and the Universe beyond. With stunning artwork from Chris Wormell and informative text by Professor Raman Prinja, Planetarium is the perfect gift for anyone with an interest in this fascinating field.
Stand by for lift-off! It's time to explore the solar system and beyond with epic facts and out-of-this-world activities!
Inside you'll find a book packed with facts on the planets of the solar system, plus a torch to project four major star constellations on your wall!
$34.95Learn the solar system from this glass ball
$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!
STAR GAZER. ADVENTUROUS. DARING.
Shine bright and follow your passion!
Magnetic dress up includes 2 scenes and 29 magnetic pieces.
$12.95Create outer space patterns on your ceiling with this clever projector torch.
$12.95An out of this world card game guaranteed to keep young space enthusiasts amused. There are 52 snap cards (13 matching sets of 4), with labelled pictures of planets, asteroids, the Hubble telescope, a satellite, a rocket and lots more. The game can be played with fewer cards to make it easier for younger players to join in.
$14.95Double-sided Planisphere for the Southern Hemisphere. Now comes in clear PVC plastic. Printed in black. Features: · North and South sides give greater space and clarity. · Clear, uncluttered design. Artwork by Wil Tirion. · Major stars, galaxies, nebulae and clusters in colour. · Comes with a reference guide with lists of Stars and binocular objects and planet positions for the next 5 years. · Size: 27 x 24 cm, Suitable for latitudes 25° to 45° South. (Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina & Chile.)
$39.95An instrument to identify the main stars and constellations in both hemispheres.
$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.
$49.95Star finder to identify the main stars and constellations in both hemispheres.
This photographic star atlas shows the entire sky on 82 charts. The chart arrangement is shown on the endpapers, and a schematic depiction is given on page 9. The scale at the center of each field is 1° per cm (2.54° per inch) for all charts. Stars are shown down to approximately 14th magnitude.
The star atlas lists 1593 deep sky objects, all of which can be identified on the photographs. Object designators are based on the catalog of the Eye & Telescope v3.0 software [Pfl2011], which features one of the best error-corrected object databases. In a few cases, these designators may differ from those found in non-corrected catalogs or planetarium software.
$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.
$14.95The more you learn about the human body, the more you realize that we all possess super powers. This book is jam-packed with forty experiments to try with your own body and discover your inner superhero. Apart from yourself, everything you'll need can be found lying around the house. Along the way, you'll: - Discover the electromagnetic radiation detectors in your head - Learn what it takes to be invisible - Freak your own brain out with bizarre illusions. 40 SUPER HUMAN BODY TRICKS is packed with tricks and experiments that involve the five senses, anatomy, physiology, nutrition and physical challenges, gadgets (like a reaction timer) to make, plus optical illusions.