The Brainstorm Toys Deep Space Home Planetarium and Projector displays both 24 high quality colour images from NASA and a selection of star constellations. Either projection can be displayed on any flat surface up to one metre wide. The NASA images are stored on three interchangeable discs with eight pictures on each.
The cylindrical projector sits in a stand and rotates within it to provide the two different displays. It will project a rotating constellation or star pattern according to which end is pointing at the ceiling or the wall.
Either way you can turn the room into a spectacular portrayal of the night sky or just use it as a night light for the bedroom. It is battery operated and needs 3 x AA batteries (not included).
With this compact unit you can transform any darkened space into a planetarium. The NASA pictures include images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope of nebulae and planets. Also in the collection are images of spacecraft and astronauts. Spark your child’s imagination can they could be the next Tim Peake!
This planetarium and projector ships with an educational booklet that your children can use in combination with the display. As they watch and read they will be able to identify and name the planets, galaxies, nebulae, and spacecraft.
This could be the gift that inspires a lifetime’s interest in astronomy and perhaps further education in the fields of aeronautics, astrophysics, and cosmology.
This toy is designed to be fun, interactive, and educational. According the many positive reviews it succeeds in all three areas. The focus needs to be adjusted for best effect and as with all star projectors it’s best to experiment with different distances and surfaces for optimal effects.
According to the majority of reviews by those who have purchased it, this product is best for children under ten. Older children will probably want something a big more sophisticated and accurate as their interest in astronomy is likely to be more discerning.
Possible alternative: MKQPOWER Rotating Moon and Stars Projector
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