Astronomy Gifts for Christmas

This list is dedicated to a very good friend, a man with many interests and an imagination that sores to the stars.

“That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every ‘superstar,’ every ‘supreme leader,’ every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there – on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.” (Dr. Carl Sagan)

Astronomy Gifts for Christmas

Celestron SkyScout Personal Planetarium – The SkyScout is a revolutionary handheld device that uses advanced GPS technology with point and click convenience to identify thousands of stars, planets, constellations and more. The SkyScout includes entertaining and educational audio and text information, including facts, trivia, history and mythology about our most popular celestial objects.

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Astronomy: A Beginner’s Guide to the Universe – The authors incorporate three themes in the briefer of their two textbooks; process of science (how we know what we know), the size and scale of the universe as well as the evolution of the universe. A Beginner’s Guide emphasizes critical thinking and visualization, and a leading-edge technology program.

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Uncle Milton Nigh Sky Navigator – Now it’s easy to explore the night sky and locate stars and constellations. Set the date and time of day, listen to the narration and accurately view the night sky above you. Multiple light modes for viewing constellations and mythological figures.

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StarBound Astronomy Viewing Chair – A comfortable sturdy heavy-duty Chair designed for Sky Observing that folds flat for easy storage. The Chair is adjustable from 9″ to 32″. This allows for instant adjustment of the padded seat to whatever height you need for observing with your telescope. The chair has extra-thick padding and a heavily plated steel frame.

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The Universe – The Complete Season One – From the mysteries of our own solar system those that surround unexplored galaxies, history and science collide in this ambitious investigation of the Universe. In the 50 years since humans made their first tentative explorations of space, we have increased our knowledge of the cosmos dramatically, using powerful telescopes, robotic probes, and manned missions. But only recently has computer technology allowed scientists to illustrate in stunning detail their awe-inspiring conclusions. THE UNIVERSE, a groundbreaking series from THE HISTORY CHANNEL, employs cutting-edge computer-generated imagery to bring distant planets and faraway stars up close.

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Celestron 31045 AstroMaster 130 EQ Reflector Telescope – If you’re looking for a dual-purpose telescope appropriate for both terrestrial and celestial viewing, then the AstroMaster Series is for you. Each AstroMaster model is capable of giving correct views of land and sky.

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