The Sega Toys Homestar Pro Star Theatre and Planetarium Projector is one of the best of its type for under £100. It not only projects a vivid display but looks stylish and contemporary too.
This impressive looking product projects a night sky filled with 60,000 stars. Gaze in wonder at the night sky while sat in bed or on the sofa. Turn the bedroom or lounge into a resemblance of deep space in all its wonder.
This star theatre and planetarium projector was designed by none other than the Japanese inventor Takayuki Ohira, designer of the record breaking MEGASTAR-II projector which projects the greatest number of stars and is the world’s most advanced planetarium.
While smaller children would prefer the Pabobo Musical Star Projector or another like it, older ones over the age of seven and teenagers will probably want something more sophisticated and accurate like this model. Many adults like this model too and it’s very popular with amateur astronomers.
This is very much an educational toy that inspires through design. It ships with two discs of data and includes a timer and a shooting star function that periodically sends a falling star through the view.
The display can be shown with or without the constellations mapped out, and the view is of the stars as seen from the Northern Hemisphere. The lens is adjustable so that it can be focused according the height of the ceiling or the distance of the walls.
You can now buy additional disc for this product. There are two upgrade packs each containing two discs; Southern Hemisphere & Warped Andromeda, and Day and Night Earth and Moon. Add these two or buy them later when you’re ready to explore a little further into space.
Planetaria won’t make space travel obsolete but for those of us who can’t become astronauts they do provide a fascinating glimpse of the worlds that are around us all the time. We spend so much of lives oblivious to the wonders that are above our heads. If only we would gaze upwards more often.
The night sky can inspire poetry and art or an interest in the sciences. What does it do for you?
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