This thermometer allows you to see 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. You can hang this one up as a beautiful display piece.
Measures between 16°C and 32°C
$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.
$39.95Map of Australia shaped storm glass with a beechwood base. Once used by seafarers to predict oncoming storms, this historical device responds to atmospheric fluctuations to forecast the weather!
Build your own culture setup. Learn about the science of invisible organisms - Bacteria! sample different bacteria and culture them. Create disgustingly beautiful Bacteria Art! Includes printed tracing cards with 3 levels of difficulty. For ages 8+ years.
$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
$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.
$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.
Fascinating Experiments 40+ Science Projects!
Over 50 pieces included. For ages 5+
Self-Learning STEAM Principles
The unique projects will stimulate your child's natural curiosity and encourage them to learn more about the fascinating world of science. A fascinating educational toy for curious young minds!
Easy-To-Teach Projects for Parents
Includes clear and colourful project instructions for parents. Prepare to be amazed how simple projects can effectively teach complex and thought-provoking ideas!
$59.95The scientific life of Fred Hoyle (1915-2001) was truly unparalleled. During his career he wrote groundbreaking scientific papers and caused bitter disputes in the scientific community with his revolutionary theories. Hoyle is best known for showing that we are all, literally, made of stardust in his paper explaining how carbon, and then all the heavier elements, were created by nuclear reactions inside stars. However, he constantly courted controversy and two years later he followed this with his 'steady state' theory of the universe. This challenged another model of the universe, which Hoyle called the 'big bang' theory. Fred Hoyle was also famous amongst the general public. He popularised his research through radio and television broadcasts and wrote best-selling novels. Written from personal accounts and interviews with Hoyle's contemporaries, this book gives valuable personal insights into Fred Hoyle and his unforgettable life.
$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.
$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.
Slippery slime that glows in the dark! Non-toxic and water soluble.
The Matching Pairs Go Genius - The Matching Pairs Game is a range of subject-themed educational memory games, currently Maths, English and World. Players go on a 3-step educational journey:
1. Play the game and win as many pairs of matching cards as possible.
2. Study the cards.
3. Do the Go Genius challenge
This thoroughly updated third edition covers new discoveries made in the past decade, including the discovery of gravitational waves from merging black holes and neutron stars, the first close-up images of the region hear a black hole event horizon, and observations of debris from stars torn apart when they ventured too close to a supermassive back hole.
Avoiding math, the authors blend theoretical arguments with observational results to demonstrate how both have contributed to the subject. Clear, explanatory illustrations and photographs reveal the strange and amazing workings of our Universe. The engaging style makes this book suitable for introductory undergraduate courses, amateur astronomers and all readers interested in astronomy and physics.
Available sizes 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14. 100% Cotton
$24.95Perform amazing kitchen experiments with everyday materials. Contains 6 specially designed kitchen experiments. Generate electricity by using a fork and lemon. Launch a rocket fuelled by baking soda and vinegar. Build a table top volcano which erupts with buddy "lava".
$27.95Ladies - I need my space t-shirt. 100% cotton.
$19.95Not only is this a beautiful glass ornament, it also displays a fundamental scientific law. In 1787 Jacques Charles discovered that a gas volume is proportional to its absolute temperature, or in other words, as the temperature increases, the volume will increase. This became known as Charles’ Law, and it explains to us how this amazing Hand Boiler works. The gas molecules in the container speed up as the temperature increases, and this in turn increases the pressure in one chamber and shoots the liquid into the next, thus creating a stunning liquid display!
This product makes a beautiful simple display of a complex scientific principle or an interesting gift for the science minded, artistic or hard to buy for person.
Caution: Fragile glass, flammable, not recommended for children under the age of three.
$14.95• Usborne Beginners are colourful information books for children beginning to read on their own. • Vivid, full colour illustrations and photographs on every page, accompanied by short, informative text. • Developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton. • Carefully selected Internet links to exciting websites to find out more. • Great reading practice for children who prefer fact to fiction.
Lunar Nightlight by Heebie Jeebies features touch sensitive colour changing and a surface based off NASA satellite photos.
Turn the hourglass over and watch iron filings fall onto a magnetic base, creating mesmerizing patterns from the magnetic field. The perfect desk accessory.
Box Size (HxWxD): 23 x 13 x 13cm
$24.95Transform the super magnet set to perform 10 fun experiments and games. Construct a super magnet racers, a compass yacht, a mysterious dangler. PLay a fishing game, create a magnetic sculpture and more.
Its an educational solar system race which is ideal for travelling.
Numbers of players: 2-4 players
The game consists of: 4 spaceship magnets, a die and game board.
Game objective: to win the space mission - landing first on the sun.
$27.95Mens - I need my space t-shirt. Colour - Blue 100% cotton.
Mens - I need my space t-shirt. Colour - Khaki. 100% cotton.
$27.95Mens - 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.
$14.95Drink your coffee from this iconic NASA mug for a truly out of this world start to the day!
Bugs and Plants and Dirt. Ages 8+ years which includes 17 pieces.
$9.95"I was bowled over by the Dish" - Drink Cooler Red with white stitching
$27.95The 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!
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.
This shaped mini-puzzle by Brass Monkey is the perfect way to get your message across, loud and clear. It even comes in a small giftable box, with a place to write your own clever* note on the back.
100 piece shaped mini-puzzle. Completed puzzle measures 7.25" in diameter.
*Actual cleverness of your message not guaranteed.
By (author) Peter Robertson
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
$14.95A "selfie" taken by aliens on their most recent visit to "The Dish". Yours to show off on a mug. Artwork by M. Marshall.
$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!
Build and paint your own Solar System planetarium model, construct a space projector and enjoy a spectacular space themed slide show. Decorate your room with a giant Solar System poster and glow stars. This science kit is ideal for budding young astronomers.
Also required but NOT included in this kit: 3 x 1.5V AAA batteries and a small crosshead screwdriver.