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.
A Year of the Night Sky – 2020 Calendar
Our bestselling calendar! A Year of the Night Sky 2020 Calendar includes glow-in-the-dark monthly star charts (as the sky appears from North America), daily phases of the Moon, planetary positions, eclipses, major constellations, deep-sky objects, viewing tips, photos of stars, planets, moons, and more. Designed by Charles Nix and written by Richard Talcott, senior editor of Astronomy magazine. Now in stock!
2020 Moonphase Calendar
Our popular Moonphase Calendar includes the daily phase, dates of full moon, new moon first quarter, last quarter, apogee, perigee supermoons, blue moons, equinoxes, solstices, and names of full moons. In print for 40 years, this beautiful, astronomically correct chart uses silver crescents keyed to the date and day of the week. Times are shown in Universal Time for world-wide use. A MoonWatcher guide featuring articles related to eclipses, apogee/perigee, blue moons etc is included.
2020 Observer's Handbook
Published annually for over 100 years by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, the Observer's Handbook has become the must-have reference book for people interested in astronomy and the standard North American reference for data on the sky. Available late November.
Moon Activity Kit (Lg)
Rediscover our closest satellite with the large Moon Activity Kit! Filled with multiple activities to do as a family or within a group, the kit comes with evergreen tools perfectly suited for families and informal educators! What a fun way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo landing! Price includes shipping. Find out what’s included in the kit. More Info.
Moon Activity Kit (Sm)
Rediscover our closest satellite with the small Moon Activity Kit! Filled with multiple activities to do as a family or within a group, this smaller activity kit comes with evergreen tools perfectly suited for families and informal educators! What a fun way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo landing! Price includes shipping. Find out what’s included in this kit. More Info.
Set of Moon Cards: Exploring Moon Phases & Moon Stories
These two card sets are the perfect pairing for sharing stories and facts about the moon with families and groups as you create events to celebrate the 50th anniversary of landing on the moon. Both are printed on sturdy card stock and include a ring for ease of carrying. More Info.
The Moon - folded pocket guide
The perfect size to travel with, this folding pocket guide, in its 2nd edition, is a simple reference to the Moon and its surface features, its phases (and how these affect gravitation on Earth), eclipses, myths and viewing hints. Side 2 includes detailed maps highlighting prominent craters, mountains ranges, seas, highlands and manned moon landing sites. Laminated. All ages. James Kavanagh. c 2017 8 ½”h x 3 2/3”w. Shipping included in the price.
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.
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.
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”
When the Sun Goes Dark
Perfect for engaging children and young astronomers in solar and lunar eclipses, this illustrated book tells a story of how two curious children and their grandparents re-create eclipses in their living room using everyday items such as a lamp, a tennis ball, two Hula Hoops, and table tennis balls.
Moon Gazer’s Wheel (North)
This unique and interactive Moon Gazer’s Wheel is the perfect beginner’s guide to the Moon.
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).
Tours of the Night Sky
This best-selling ASP collection of 4 seasonal audio nightsky tours and 40-page booklet with star charts makes stargazing easy. Whether hiking, camping, or simply going out into your backyard, you can play these audio tours (either CD or cassette) on your portable player and embark on a magical tour of the heavens. Using the brightest stars as markers, you will soon effortlessly locate major constellations and discover their mythical origins. It's like having an astronomer by your side!
Moonscope: Nancy B’s Science Club
Nancy B’s Science ClubR MoonScopeTM inspires discovery, helps older kids learn how to use real science tools, gain observing experience, and log their activities.