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. Her research has enabled astronomers to measure the distance between Earth and faraway galaxies.
Space Travel Pocket Notebooks (set of 4)
Are you taking an adventure, traveling, working in the field, taking an adventure, traveling, or just an avid note taker? or just an avid note taker? These 4”x6” notebooks celebrate Rocketry, Planetary Motion, the Moon, and Constellations. Each notebook has a different type of inside page (lined, graph, dot grid, and blank) so you can pick the one that fits your need. Lay flat sewn binding, 32 pages each notebook, recycled paper.
Apollo 11 Star Chart Art Poster, 12” x 24”
In celebration of Apollo 11’s voyage to the moon, this 16” x 24” art poster exhibits how the stars were used in conjunction with an onboard guidance system to direct the spacecraft onto and away from the lunar surface. To determine their location, an astronaut would optically locate a star and input the code from the chart into the system, which would calculate the position of the spacecraft.
Constellation Wine Glasses (set of 2)
Admire the constellations when it’s too cloudy to view the night sky with these pair of elegant stemless wine glasses. Printed in metallic gold ink, these glasses show the northern hemisphere's night sky in summer and in winter, one season on each glass. Set of 2. Hand wash.
Lunar Phases Mug (20oz)
Relax and enjoy a generous cup of green tea while learning your phases of the moon with this 20 oz. mega size mug. Ceramic. Dishwasher and microwave safe.
Space Shuttle Wax Seal Kit
Give your stationary some vintage flair with this sealing wax kit celebrating space travel. It’s also the perfect gift for the person who has everything! Each seal comes in its own kraft box with a stick of metallic silver mailable sealing wax with a wick for quick and easy use. Light the wick and allow a pool of wax to collect on your envelope, then press the seal into the center of the pool (if it's hot out, it works best to chill the seal a bit) and your letter is secure!
Astronomy Notecards (set of 4)
If you still send notecards to connect with friends and family and want to share your passion for astronomy, correspond with these elegant, nostalgic-looking notecards featuring an old observatory sketch, an early scientific illustration of spectra of light from various sources, a waxing crescent moon image, or vintage Saturn and ring illustrations. Set of 4, one of each. 4.5” x 6” folded. 100% recycled card and envelope. Blank inside.
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. Available early November. Order early!
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. Available early November. Order today!
ASP Exclusive Milky Way Heat Sensitive Mug
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 of one of the first star gazing events for the ASP. 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"
This unisex Voyager Golden Record cover necklace is 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. Available early November. Order today!
Facts From Space!
We've brought back a favorite of ours for the holidays! A contributing editor to Sky & Telescope, author of Facts from Space! Dan Regas gives us a guided tour through the Universe with space facts and celestial trivia – the perfect gift for sci-fi fans, armchair astronomers and budding enthusiasts.
The Total Skywatcher's Manual - 2nd Edition
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. Available late October.
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
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.
Illuminated Moon Globe
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 Moon Landing, National Geographic and Replogle Globes have partnered up with this special edition Illuminated Moon Globe. Gently tap the globe for 5 minutes of illumination, or leave it on and use as a nightlight. 12" diameter.
Moon Phases Fleece Cap
Crisp and bright embroidered moon phases wrap around this warm & stretchy fleece cap. Each image is placed to create a precise 360˚ model of the Moon's orbit around the Earth. The fleece cap comes with instructions sewn with moon phase names and which order they go in. One size fits most adults and kids.
ASP Glass Constellation Mug – Crux, The Southern Cross
Our 2018 and 4th Limited Edition Constellation glass mug features Crux, The Southern Cross. In tropical regions Crux can be seen in the sky from April to June. This constellation is bordered by Centaurus (which surrounds it on three sides) on the east, north, and west, and Musca to the south. For locations south of 34°S, Crux is circumpolar and thus always visible in the night sky.
Peterson Field Guide: Stars and Planets, updated printing of 4th Edition
This 4th edition of the popular and everlasting Peterson Field Guide, Stars and Planets by Jay M. Pasachoff, features more color, photographs, and a cleaner, brighter look. Designed to work in the field, Stars and Planets, is written by an author with expertise in the subject and includes time sensitive material valid through 2024. 577 Pages.
Saturn V Nanoblock
This Nanoblock Saturn V Rocket construction set will keep you busy with over 350 pieces to build your own mini Saturn V. Measures 6” tall. Ages 12+
This Nanoblock Astronaut construction set will keep you busy with over 120 pieces to build your own mini astronaut. Measures 2 ¼ ” tall. Stand included Ages 12+
Astro Telescope Nanoblock
This Nanoblock Astro Telescope construction set will keep you busy with over 70 pieces to build your own mini telescope. Ages 8+
Vintage Celestial Art Posters / Set of 2
Adorn your walls with this set of beautiful vintage art. Printed on thick, Italian archival paper, the Phases of the Moon and the Celestial Chart posters make beautiful wall hangings for the office, guest room, or library. 20” x 28”. Shipped rolled.
Vintage Celestial Art Gift Wrap / Set of 4
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.
Star Wheel Notebook
Enjoy the mysteries of the night sky with this handy journal. Cleverly designed, the star wheel always stays with the journal helping to identify a selection of the brightest visible constellations in the Northern Hemisphere while encouraging documenting observations. 6 ¼” x 6 ¼”
Mini 4.3” Globes / Set of 3
Swivel, tilt, and spin! This set of 3 miniature 4.3” globes is the perfect gift for teachers, those who love globes, or children of all ages. The set includes a satellite of Earth, celestial images, and the moon, each offering a smooth two-axis rotation on a sturdy stand.
New price! 3-D Saturn Puzzle
Challenge your mind with this clear, 3-D brainteaser of 40 interlocking plastic pieces to give you hours of fun. Instructions are available to download if you need help! Includes a stand to show off your success! 4 ½” diameter Ages 12+
Limited Edition “Eclipse Over Oregon” – 12” x 18” photograph, matted
Taken by landscape & amateur photographer and ASP Director of the Teacher Learning Center, Brian Kruse, this gorgeous 12”x18” limited edition (20 prints), signed print features the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse as seen and taken from the Indian Trail Spring on the Ochoco National Forest, Oregon during the Oregon Star Party.
Space Science and Astronomy Theatre
Get ready to be entertained and informed with newly published and innovative, Space Science and Astronomy Theatre.
Are you a teacher, parent struggling to get youngsters, young adults or an inquisitive student interested in space science and astronomy? This fun-filled book of theatrical scenes using role playing is just right for you!
Illuminated Celestial 12” Globe
This attractive illuminated desktop globe, from world renowned globe maker, Replogle, features the night sky's various stars, constellations and nebulas. Flip on the light switch, and an artistic rendering of around 70 celestial images and characters appear on the surface of the globe.
Glass Earth Earrings (pair)
Sure to strike up a conversation and be admired by those around you, our Earth Earrings are made of recycled glass and covered with the geographically accurate, full color, natural Earth continents. ½ “ globe, gold fill findings, made in the USA.
ASP Glass Constellation Mug – Ursa Major
Enjoy a cup of hot cocoa or morning coffee in our 2017 Limited Edition Constellation glass mug featuring Ursa Major, one of the handiest constellations to identify in our night skies, especially if you are a navigator.
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
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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.