This unique and interactive Moon Gazer’s Wheel is the perfect beginner’s guide to the Moon.
A perennial favorite has returned! Learn more about our Moon with this detailed 12” NASA approved globe which identifies landing sites and major features.
Periodic Table of Spectra Poster, Laminated
This unique “periodic table of elements” shows the spectra for each element in the periodic table in brilliant colors, illustrating how each element has its own spectral “fingerprint.” This poster is perfect if you're teaching chemistry, physics, astronomy or general science.
Solar Science: Exploring Sunspots, Seasons, Eclipses, and More
An NSTA Press Book, Solar Science is the perfect book for middle school teachers, informal science educators, youth group and after school leaders. It provides stand-alone topics and activities that cover topics such as sun tracking, reasons for the seasons, space weather, discovering the sun spot cycle, and much more.
RSpec Explorer Spectrometer
This easy-to-use & affordable spectrometer is perfect for Astro 101, physics, or chemistry classrooms! Its live video display engages students with real-time colorful gas tube spectra & intensity graphs. Great for demonstrations & hands-on labs. There’s virtually no learning curve: just plug it in, launch the included RSpec Explorer software & point the camera at a light source.
Sunspotter Solar Telescope
The safer solar telescope. Solar viewing is a great activity for amateur astronomers and school kids. Now it's safe and practical. Observers or students in a small group can view and track sunspots across the Sun. A beautiful, fascinating, and durable astronomical tool that everyone will enjoy. Shipping is included in price. See shipping exceptions and Staff Pick Review below.
The Blue Planet Globe - Special Order Item
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Cycles Book (10 copies)
An illustrated introduction to astronomy and time. Adults and older children will love this friendly pocket-sized guide! Restore an awareness of the cycles of our planet, lost by modern man's dependence on clocks and calendars. Engaging illustrations graphically reveal the motion of the Sun and stars, phases of the Moon, and the reasons for the seasons. Remedy common scientific misconceptions with these delightful cartoons! 1997, paper, 32 pgs. each. Set of 10. For ages 10 and up. By Jay Ryan.
Solar Motion Demonstrator Kit (Set of 24)
A favorite activity with both students and teachers! A "hand-held science lab", the cardboard demonstrator shows the apparent motion of the Sun across the sky. Use it for any day of the year, and any latitude in the northern hemisphere. Provides for many solar activities, at a very affordable price. Includes one assembled model and materials for 23 others. Middle school and up.
Construct a Telescope Kit - set of 10
A classic classroom activity, this set of 10 easy-to-construct telescopes is the perfect tool to engage students in the basics of astronomical viewing. Materials provided include: plastic lenses; 43 mm diameter (objective), 400 mm focal length, and 17.5 mm diameter and 25 mm focal length; foam holders and cardboard spaces for eyepiece lenses; 10 plain cardboard tubes; 1 set of instructions and activities. Set of 10. Middle School and up.
New price! Sky & Telescope's Pocket Sky Atlas
Perfect for beginning and experienced stargazers alike, the Pocket Sky Atlas will have you exploring the heavens in no time. The atlas features 80 charts with more than 30,000 stars individually sized according to their brightenesses, down to a visual magnitude of 7.6. That's roughly five times as many as you can normally see with the naked eye and approximates the view you'll see in a low-power finderscope.
New price! The New Patterns In The Sky: Myths & Legends of the Stars
The New Patterns in the Sky, a modern classic in the literature of star lore, is a comprehensive collection of myths, legends, and historical notes about each of the 88 constellations and the sun, moon, Milky Way, and shooting stars. Written for the non-specialist and widely respected by professional planetarians, this book provides a substantive review of the familiar star lore that has developed among the world's cultures. By Julius Staal.
ASP Red Light Observer's Pen
Built-in red light lets you log your astronomical observations without compromising your night-vision. Also helps with reading guidebooks and planispheres in the dark. 2, 1.5 volt batteries included. Plastic, 5" L.
The Miller Planisphere - Most of the continental U.S.
There are dozens of planispheres to choose from but this one is the classic. It has long been our most popular model. That's because this easy-to-use starfinder is a favorable choice for dialing up the night sky for any date and time. The durable plastic 10" wheel won't be affected by moisture and slips into a protective case when not in use. A great travel companion -- keep one handy in your car. Model 40 - 35-45 degrees latitude - most of the continental U.S.
The Miller Planisphere - Northern U.S. and Canada
There are dozens of planispheres to choose from but this one is the classic. It has long been our most popular model. That's because this easy-to-use starfinder is a favorable choice for dialing up the night sky for any date and time. The durable plastic 10" wheel won't be affected by moisture and slips into a protective case when not in use. A great travel companion -- keep one handy in your car. Model 50 - 45-55 degrees latitude - Northern U.S. & Canada.
The Miller Planisphere - Southern U.S. & Mexico
There are dozens of planispheres to choose from but this one is the classic. It has long been our most popular model. That's because this easy-to-use starfinder is a favorable choice for dialing up the night sky for any date and time. The durable plastic 10" wheel won't be affected by moisture and slips into a protective case when not in use. A great travel companion -- keep one handy in your car. Model 30 - 25-35 degrees latitude - southern U.S. & Mexico.
The Night Sky Planisphere (Large) 40'-50'
The Night Sky is a rotating star finder- or planisphere that allows the user to recognize the constellations for any time of night, any day of the year. The sky appears to rotate (due to the rotation and orbital motion of the earth), so to be successful recognizing the constellations a beginner needs to know which stars are above the horizon at any time. This is the full-sized version of The Night Sky suitable for the 40°-50° latitude zone (northern United States and parts of Europe).
El Universo a sus Pies
The Universe at Your Fingertips in Spanish! This new collection of over 60 exemplary hands-on activities features the "greatest hits" from Universe at Your Fingertips and More Universe at Your Fingertips, the most popular resource notebook and activity manuals published by Project ASTRO.
The Universe at Your Fingertips 2.0 DVD-ROM
A Collection of Activities and Resources for Teaching Astronomy (on a DVD-ROM)
Cosmic Decoders Take-Home Game
Play four games in one with the new Cosmic Decoders card set from the Society's national family astronomy project, and learn some exciting science along the way!
Moon Mission Take-Home Game
Learn about conditions on the Moon and teach your children teamwork with this cooperative family board game from Family ASTRO, our national program for family activities at the ASP.
Night Sky Adventure Take-Home Kit
Get to know the bright stars and constellations of each season with the Night Sky Adventure. No background in astronomy needed!
Night Sky Adventure Take-Home Kit (Spanish version)
Paquete Family ASTRO de Aventura en el Cielo Nocturno Conozca las estrellas brillantes y las constelaciones de cada estación con Aventura en el Cielo Nocturno. ¡No necesita saber astronomía!