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.
A Year of the Night Sky 2023 Calendar
Our bestselling calendar! A Year of the Night Sky 2022 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.
Observer's Handbook 2023
Sold out for the year. So Sorry! Published annually since 1907 by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, the Observer's Handbook has become the must-have reference book for people interested in astronomy. Available mid November.
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Lunt 6x30 Mini SUNoculars - Yellow
Ultra-compact for safe solar viewing, these popular mini- Lunt SUNoculars will allow everyone to view all phases of the upcoming Solar Eclipses and safe solar viewing of sunspots.
Seeing Stars: A Complete Guide to the 88 Constellations
Kids will enjoy this visually stunning, comprehensive introduction to the constellations. This artful and accessible introduction to 88 recognized constellations includes their name, location, the mythological or historical story behind its naming, tips on how to find it, what times of year it is visible, and key stars and asterisms within its grouping. Award-winning author, art director, and designer Sara Gillingham. 2018. 216 pages. 8.45” x 1 x 9.55” Ages 7- 10
Sky Gazing: A Kids Guide...
Last one in stock! This kids guide to the moon, sun, planet, stars, eclipses, and constellations requires no binoculars or telescope. Focusing on objects in the sky young readers can learn how to spot planets, find and identify constellations, navigate by the stars, and safely observe with the naked eye. Photographs, star charts, activities, and engaging illustrations inside wrapped in a glow-in-the-dark cover. Author Meg Thatcher.132 pages. Ages 9-14.
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.
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.
A Child’s Introduction to the Night Sky: The Story of the Stars, Planets, and Constellations - - How You Can Find Them in the Sky (Revised/Updated)
Bestseller! A completely revised and updated favorite of the ASP, A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky is the perfect introduction to the always fascinating world of astronomy. Featuring a star finder and glow-in-the-dark stickers for children 8 and up this book also engages younger readers, develops their interest and includes whimsical color illustrations and definitions throughout. c 2019, 92 pages. 10.3” x 10.3” Hardcover. Ages: 8+
Star Map Notebook
Record the number of shooting stars you see or take notes in astronomy lecture with this softcover, lined, star map notebook. 112pp, 6.75" x 9", soy-based ink, lays flat, 100% recycled paper.
The Moon Fleece Cap
This seasonal fleece hat is great for cooler weather! 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.
In stock! 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. See details below. 2-year warranty.
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!
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.
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 below.
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! Price includes shipping. Find out what’s included in this kit below..
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.
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.
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.
Tours of the Night Sky
Feeling nostalgic? This 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.