The Total Skywatcher’s Manual - 2nd edition has a new look and a new price! This family-friendly guide was created for astronomy enthusiasts of all ages & backgrounds. Written by ASP staff (Linda Shore, David Prosper, and Vivian White), this quintessential guide will help you choose the best telescope, identify constellations and objects in the night sky, search for extraterrestrial phenomena, plan star parties, capture beautiful space imagery and much more.
Mae Jamison T-Shirt - Women's S - XL
Mae Jamison, the first African-American to travel in space, is celebrated by Artist Stacie Bloomfield for her accomplishments as astronaut, physician, and engineer. 100 Cotton. Womens S-XL. Made in Peru
Glass Earth Pendant
Our new glass earth pendant is the perfect pairing with our popular earrings. Adjustable waxed-cotton cord allows it to be worn as a choker or short pendant. ½” size earth. 18” maximum length pendant. Assembled in the USA.
Glass Earth Earrings (pair)
Sure to strike up a conversation and be admired by those around you, our Earth Earrings are made of glass and covered with the geographically accurate, full color, natural Earth continents. ½ “ globe, gold plated ear wires, made in the USA.
NASA Retro Logo T-shirt
Wear a little nostalgia with this retro NASA insignia t-shirt celebrating a pioneer of space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research in this retro NASA insignia t-shirt. Women should consider ordering a size down for a more fitted look. Ringspun, airlume combed 100% cotton. Unisex M, L, XL, XXL
Astronomy Zip Case
This two-sided zip case, made of 100% recycled 12 oz cotton canvas is sturdy enough to hold toiletries, or pens & pencils. Perfect for travel or everyday use. Lined in 5 oz recycled cotton. Machine wash cold. Tumble Dry. 6” x 10”
FirstScope, by Celestron, is an ideal entry level astronomical Dobsonian-style telescope from a telescope maker famous for its quality Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes and signature Orange tubes. The FirstScope, offers a high quality 76mm reflector optical tube, on a manual alt-azimuth mount, is portable and lightweight making it easy to store and transport. Comes with Starry Night Software. See details below. 2-year warranty.
Glencoe Illuminated Constellation 12" Globe
Our popular illuminated constellation globe is now offered on a stand designed from a Frank Lloyd Wright pedestal created for Booth Park in Glencoe Illinois back in 1911. The stand is walnut stained hardwood with die-cast top and bottom plates. The illumination features stars, constellations and nebulae when not lit, and over 70 celestial images when lit. Perfect as a learning tool that can be a nightlight and décor all in one. Dropship only. 12” globe
ASP Stylus & Ink Pen set/6
Keep one in your bag, near your tablet, computer, or bedside for night time scrolling on your mobile phone. Or gift it! Our exclusive 2-in-1 ASP pen features a smooth grip finish with both ink for writing the old-fashioned way, or a stylus for easy swiping on your electronic devices. Set of 6.
Big Dipper/Little Dipper Earrings
A perfect pair of earrings for the Ursa Major and Ursa Minor geek! The earring set is made of sterling silver hooks and sliver plated pendants. Approx 1" diameter.
ASP Exclusive Milky Way Heat Sensitive Mug
New low price! Pour a hot beverage into this ceramic matte black finish mug and watch a photograph of the Milky Way encircle the mug. In celebration of the ASP’s 130th birthday, we’ve added in an image from our archives - observing the 1889 solar eclipse. Original Milky Way photograph by ASP Staff , David Prosper. Mug Design by David Barker Graphic Design. Hand wash only. Microwave safe. Handle remains black when cool or heated.
Voyager Golden Record Necklace, 22"
Only one left! This unisex Voyager Golden Record cover necklace is the perfect gift for the astronomy geek. The Voyager Golden Records are phonograph records which were sent to outer space, beyond the solar system, on the Voyager spacecrafts in 1977. They contain a message to aliens or future humans. Rough, scratched finish. 24k gold plated; 1.2″ pendant, 22” chain.
Celebrate the “irrational” with our new Pi T-shirt. Useful for all kinds of calculations, it is also important to scientists who work with planetary bodies and the spacecraft that visit them. It is also used by NASA scientists to calculate the distance between stars in a projection of the sky (spherical trigonometry – a special kind of geometry). Unisex sizes available: L, XL, XXL
Earth, Mars and Moon Marble Set
Perfect for gift giving, this detailed 1 3/8" glass Earth, 13/16" Mars and 1/2" Moon, all approximately to scale at ~1/300 millionth true size - includes a pouch & display stands, all inside a clear acrylic box with educational card.
ASP Galaxy Umbrella
This exclusive educational umbrella features artist Robert Hurt's rendering of astronomers' best understanding of the Milky Way Galaxy. The high-quality, collapsible umbrella, part of our Big Astronomy toolkit, includes a key to scaled distances, including our place in the galaxy, the farthest stars we see, and distances to nearby galaxies.
Big Dipper Necklace (1 1/4"), 22" chain
The Big Dipper necklace is the perfect gift for astronomer lovers! The most visible part of the constellation Ursa Major, this necklace is a silver plated 1 1/4" pendant on a 22" sterling silver chain.
Astronomy Reversable Canvas Tote
This reversable, double layered Astronomy Canvas Tote celebrates the night sky with retro artwork. Gift one to your favorite astronomer, your star-gazing buddy, or anyone who loves to look up! 14.5”h x 18”w. 100% recycled canvas.
Henrietta Swan Leavitt Pint Glass
Back in 1893, Henrietta Swan Leavitt, was not allowed to operate a telescope at the Harvard College Observatory. However, her fascination for the luminosity of Cepheid variable stars, and her determination to look at the plates of 1,777 variable stars, identify them, and measure their brightness, let her to discover the relation between the luminosity and the period of Cepheid variable stars.
Bullet Space Pen
The iconic Bullet Space Pen celebrates the historic role the original Fisher Space Pen played in space exploration starting with Apollo 7 in 1968. A great gift that also celebrates the 50th anniversary of the landing on the moon. Measures 5 3/8” open, 3 7/8” closed.
Mission Moon 3-D Book
Only 2 left! The perfect gift, Mission Moon 3-D is a beautifully illustrated story of the space race captured in stereo 3-D with over 150 3-D photographs and 200 mono photographs. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the landing on the moon in July of 1969, this book includes a Lite-Owl 3-D viewer nested within the backcover. Written by David J. Eicher and illustrated by Brian May and Claudia Manzoni. 192 pgs. 9 ½”w x 12 ½” h.
Vintage Celestial Art Gift Wrap / Set of 4
New low price! Wrap gifts, books, and calendars with these vintage celestial gift wrap, The Phases of the Moon and the Celestial Chart. Printed on textured Italian archival paper, this wrapping paper also makes beautiful wall hangings for the office, guest room, or library. Can’t decide? Wrap gifts with one set and frame and hang the others in your favorite room. Set includes 2 of each design. 20” x 28”. Shipped rolled.
Lunt 8x32 SUNoculars
Safely view and study sunspot activity, magnetic storms, eclipses, and planetary transits, with this larger size, safe viewer from Lunt, the premier manufacturer of solar telescopes and filters. If you know someone who loves to observe the Sun, this larger size makes a great viewer for safely observing daytime astronomy all year round!
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
Please contact Customer Service for price and shipping information. This product is only available to ship within the continental United States.
ASP 125th Commemorative Limited Edition Pin
Limited edition, commemorative lapel pin to celebrate the ASP's 125th anniversary. 1 inch diameter.