ASTRONOMY

Astronomy gifts & toys for children & adults, shop by ex-Hubble staff. We have star charts, telescopes, and many more items for astronomy enthusiasts! Buy solar system models & mobiles, orreries, planetariums, Moon globes, star globes, & star maps. Telescopes can be found under Instruments.

Astronomy is a natural science that deals with the study of celestial objects (such as moons, planets, stars, nebulae, and galaxies); the physics, chemistry, and evolution of such objects; and phenomena that originate outside the atmosphere of Earth (such as supernovae explosions, gamma ray bursts, and cosmic background radiation). A related but distinct subject, cosmology, is concerned with studying the universe as a whole. Astronomy is not to be confused with astrology, the belief system which claims that human affairs are correlated with the positions of celestial objects. Although the two fields share a common origin they are now entirely distinct.

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Fact Finders: Outer Space - Solar System, History of Space Exploration

Fact Finders: Outer Space - Solar System, History of Space Exploration
£4.80
Fascinating facts for curious kids. Double sided rotating discs with detailed descriptions about the Solar System and the History of Space Exploration. ..
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4M 3D Solar System Mobile Making Kit

4M 3D Solar System Mobile Making Kit
£18.99
Build your own Solar System Mobile which spans over 42cm x 60cm. Watch is revolve by day & night as it glows in the dark. Amazing. Age 8+..
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Aurora - Northern & Southern Lights projector

Aurora - Northern & Southern Lights projector
£24.95
Aurora creates the Northern & Southern Lights or aurora borealis & aurora australis in your own home. An Aurora is a seemingly miraculous natural phenomenon of coloured lights which many people would love to witness in their lifetime. You can create this awe-inspiring spectacle with the Aurora proje..
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Basic Transparent Celestial Globe

Basic Transparent Celestial Globe
£129.99
This basic transparent Celestial globe can be a low cost alternative to our Transparent Celestial Globe. The 12" diameter star globe gives a visual aid to students' conception of Earth in space. It shows constellations and many other cosmic phenomena in a 3D format. The globe can be set to reflect t..
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Celestron Night Sky Maps

Celestron Night Sky Maps
£29.00
Celestron Sky Maps are the ideal teaching guide for learning the night sky. Even if you already know most of the major constellations, these maps can help you locate all kinds of fascinating objects. The front cover has a specially designed luminous planisphere, that rotates to simulate the seasonal..
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Chart of the Heavens

Chart of the Heavens
£12.00
The ideal introduction to stargazing, these charts are simple to use at any time of the year, anywhere in the world! Packed with information, help and advice, as well as detailed instructions to help you get a firm understanding of the Stars and Constellations. The Chart of the Heavens map set a..
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Copernican Orrery Kit

Copernican Orrery Kit
£34.49
This amazing kit creates a fully functional orrery. It demonstrates the movements of Mercury, Venus, Earth and the Moon around the Sun. One turn of the crank represents one week and shows the relative movements of the heavenly bodies accurately. The illuminated Sun in the centre helps demonstrate th..
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Giant Solar System Mobile

Giant Solar System Mobile
£66.00
A beautifully realised Solar System Mobile! It's easier to understand native creation myths, Newtonian and Galilean theories, and great historical discoveries, when viewing the solar system on a smaller, more comprehensible human scale...
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Glow in the Dark Solar System Mobile

Glow in the Dark Solar System Mobile
£13.99
Bring home the heavens with this glow in the dark solar system in a box. Hangs from your ceiling. Anyone into planet watching will love this personal planetarium. This set includes a bright, glowing sun, as well as the eight planets that complete the solar system plus Pluto. The sun and planets co..
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Helios Planetarium/Orrery Earth-centred model and accessories

Helios Planetarium/Orrery Earth-centred model and accessories
£600.54
This stunning fully electric model, shows the planets orbiting the sun at their correct relative speed. It also includes a star dome, showing how the stars and constellations have fixed positions in space, whilst the planets orbit the sun.The orrery can have all its planets displayed, or just one or..
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Illuminated Celestial Globe

Illuminated Celestial Globe
£124.99
The Celestial globe has a unique two-way illuminated 12 diameter globe that will provoke many conversations in your home or office. Turn the light off and brilliant lithography delineates the firmament's stars, constellations and nebulae. Turn the light on and witness the luminous beauty of approxim..
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Illuminated Orbiter

Illuminated Orbiter
£300.00
The Sun, Moon and Earth manually revolve around one another on this gear-driven model. Effectively demonstrates daylight, night, seasons and phases of the Moon. Arm is 380mm long, the Sun is 150mm in diameter. Includes study guide...
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Inflatable Constellation Globe

Inflatable Constellation Globe
£9.99
Who said learning isn't fun? These inflatable globes are fun to play with and a great way to learn. Each globe is 16 (40 cm) in diameter and brilliantly coloured. The Constellation Globe shows the firmament's stars, constellations and nebulae. ..
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Inflatable Stars Globe

Inflatable Stars Globe
£9.99
Who said learning isn't fun? These inflatable globes are fun to play with and a great way to learn. Each globe is 16 (40 cm) in diameter and brilliantly coloured. The Star Globe shows the firmament's stars, constellations and nebula. ..
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Large Ferguson's Orrery

Large Ferguson's Orrery
£1,850.00
Hand-crafted Orreries by Roy Mallet This Orrery is a hand-crafted item built to high specifications by a craftsman. Please contact us for availability. Our large Orrery is a beautifully hand made working representation of the Solar System out to Saturn. It can be run on the electric motor which wil..
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Official NASA Moon Globe

Official NASA Moon Globe
£69.95
Lunar landscape. This extraordinary 12 (30 cm) diameter globe accurately depicts the geographical features of the Earth's moon, including craters, seas and mountain ranges. NASA-approved. W: 12 (30 cm) D: 12 (30 cm) H: 14 (36 cm) ..
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Planetica Planet Locator

Planetica Planet Locator
£43.99
With this portable planetarium you can determine the planets' positions in the solar system at any time from 1970 to 2049. Planetica can be used in both hemispheres and is set to the solar time at the place of use. If necessary, allow for summer/winter time differences. Planetica depicts the movem..
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Planisphere - Star and Constellation Finder for Mid/Nothern Lattitudes

Planisphere - Star and Constellation Finder for Mid/Nothern Lattitudes
£9.99
This attractive, well-designed planisphere is among the best of dozens I have owned in its accuracy and ease of use. It is the one I consult when I want to know what is up and how the sky will appear tonight. It even went with me to the first ever White House Star Party Stephen Pompea, Ph. D. Noted ..
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Project Planetarium Set

Project Planetarium Set
£36.00
Explore the mysteries of the solar system with a Project Planetarium Set. For individual or small group use, our set lets students plot eclipses, Moon phases and planet positions. Includes a study guide, solar system chart and mini Sun-Moon-Earth model. ..
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Small Ferguson's Orrery

Small Ferguson's Orrery
£1,200.00
Hand-crafted Orreries by Roy Mallet. This Orrery is a hand-crafted item built to high specifications by a craftsman. Please contact us for availability. Our small Orrery is a beautifully hand made, hand cranked, working representation of the Solar System out to Earth. Set in a stained American..
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Solar System Simulator

Solar System Simulator
£149.00
Give your students the chance to see the solar system in action. The calendar at the base allows the positioning of planets according to date and shows the relative position between individual planets and the sun. The lesson Plan included facilitates explanation of orbit and speed...
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Space Wall Chart

Space Wall Chart
£2.00
A range of posters, wall charts and calendars to help inspire and educate children in a play, home or school environment. Bright, clear and colourful, our charts look fantastic and are one of the best ways to support learning and children's education. The collection from Chart Media covers foreign l..
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Star Globe - Basic Transparent

Star Globe - Basic Transparent
£145.95
This transparent star globe measures approximately 20cm in diameter and illustrates many astronomical concepts. It can be disassembled for easier storage. Constellations, right ascension and declination lines, and the eliptic cover the globe. A moveable Earth and Sun complete the kit. Includes a Tea..
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Transparent Celestial Star globe

Transparent Celestial Star globe
£335.47
Study the stars with your own planetarium! This unique 300mm diameter globe clearly and simply demonstrates the apparent relationship between Earth and the stars, planets, galaxies and other celestial objects in the universe. The globe can be set to reflect constellation position according to time a..
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