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.
Fact Finders: Outer Space - Solar System, History of Space Exploration
- Fascinating facts for curious kids. Double sided rotating discs with detailed descriptions about the Solar System and the History of Space Exploration. ..
4M 3D Solar System Mobile Making Kit
- 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+..
4M Kidz Labs Create A Night Sky Projection Kit
- Make your room into a planetarium! Create a starry night sky & illuminate your room with the projection dome. Ages 8+ & required 4xAA batteries...
4M Kidz Labs Solar System Planetarium Model Making Kit
- Build an amazing 30cm Glow in the Dark Solar System Planetarium. Everything you need included plus it glows. Age 8+..
4M Planets & Supernova - Glow-in-the-Dark Planets & 100 Nova Stars
- Contains 100 assorted small, medium and large glow stars, 9 paper planets and double-sided adhesive tapes. The Solar System consists of a centre star, the Sun, and the eight planets that orbit it, one of these being Earth. All of these planets are held in place by the massive force of gravity of th..
4M Planets & Supernova - Glow-in-the-Dark Planets & 20 Nova Stars
- Planets and 20 Nova Stars which stick and glow in the dark. Contains the Planets and 20 Nova Stars with adhesive foam tabs to attach them where you like in your room. When the lights are out they'll glow and slowly fade until being recharged by light during the day. ..
Astronomy Experiments Kit
- Astronomy is a comprehensive science experiment kit which includes a full colour booklet, detailing 21 experiments to do. Make a simple telescope, launch a rocket, assemble a model of the international space station and undertake a series of experiments designed to uncover some of the secrets of our..
Aurora - Northern & Southern Lights projector
- 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..
Basic Transparent Celestial Globe
- 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..
Celestron Night Sky Maps
- 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..
Chart of the Heavens
- 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..
Constellations Wall Chart
- A range of posters, wall charts and calendars to help inspire and educate children in a play, home or school environment. The collection from Chart Media covers foreign languages, flags, cultures from around the world, the human body, maths, literature skills, dinosaurs, animals, wildlife, transport..
Copernican Orrery Kit
- 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..
Giant Solar System Mobile
- 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...
Glow in the Dark Solar System Mobile
- 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..
Helios Planetarium/Orrery Earth-centred model and accessories
- 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..
Illuminated Celestial Globe
- 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..
- The Orbiter demonstrates how the Sun, Earth and Moon manually revolve around one another on this gear-driven model. The Orbiter effectively demonstrates daylight, night, seasons, and phases of the Moon. Attractive and Realistic Model..
Inflatable Constellation Globe
- 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. ..
Inflatable Stars Globe
- 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. ..
Large Ferguson's Orrery
- 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..
Little Labs Stars and Planets
- A classic, the Vintage Snakes and Ladders is a favourite with kids and adults! This board game is for 6 players. The beautiful box comprises one colourful playing board, one wooden dice, six wooden colour playing pieces that are beautifully packed in a cotton bag, along with easy-to-follow instructi..
Motorised Solar System and Planetarium
- Bring the solar system to life with a flick of a switch! Learn your way around the solar system! Light and motion give this model a dynamic way to demonstrate the workings of the solar system. Want to expand young astronomers' horizons further? Bring the night sky into your home or classroom! Us..
Official NASA Moon Globe
- 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) ..
- We love orrerys, they infuse us with a sense of excitement as we look at the model of our little planet sat in amongst all those other mysterious planets.The orrery has a wonderful model of the Sun, which lights up, and demonstrates the planets. The Earth has a moon. The planets can be moved around ..
Orrery Solar System Simulator
- See the Solar System in action! You will be able to show the relative orbit speeds of each planet and the relative position between individual planets and the Sun. The internally gear-driven motor revolves the planets around the Sun in their relative orbits. The Planets can be manually adjusted acco..
Planetica Planet Locator
- 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..
Planisphere - Star and Constellation Finder for Mid/Nothern Lattitudes
- 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 ..
Project Planetarium Set
- 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. ..
Small Ferguson's Orrery
- 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..