Space Christmas Presents for Grown Ups – 50 of the Best!
Tis the season to be jolly and consequently Christmas Presents are foremost on our minds.
Following on from the very popular “50 Awesome Space Christmas present Ideas for Kids.” The Meteorwatch team have put together a fine collection of grown-ups Christmas presents which are out of this world. Instead of the usual guides and articles, we have simply put some space-related gift ideas together for you – It’s Christmas! There are Christmas presents to please armchair astronomers and gifts to impress wannabe astronauts and more! It can be hard work thinking about what Christmas presents to buy friends and loved ones. So we made this gift list so you don’t have too.
Pour a glass of festive cheer and enjoy the list of space Christmas presents here:
Please read on for some great ideas for Christmas presents. There are no spammy pop-ups, spammy articles, or the need to click through endless pages. Just scroll down the list effortlessly.
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The story of fifteen billion years of cosmic evolution transforming matter and life into consciousness, of how science and civilisation grew up together, and of the forces and individuals who helped shape modern science. A story told with Carl Sagan’s remarkable ability to make scientific ideas both comprehensible and exciting. Always a favourite when it comes to Christmas Presents.
A stunning selection of 12 astronomical images that will take your breath away. Produced in connection with the Royal Observatory Greenwichs Astronomy Photographer of the Year award, this wall calendar features some of the finest examples of astronomy captured by some of the most talented photographers. Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next months views.
Featuring a map of major astronomical constellations visible in the northern hemisphere along with a dictionary-style definition of Astronomy and pithy dismissal of Astrology. Inspired by the mercilessly funny put-down of Astrology made by Dara O’Briain & Professor Brian Cox on the BBC’s Stargazing Live show
Brand new Mens T-Shirt from the Hobbies/occupations range designed exclusively by Jonny Cotton. Fun and unique designs that will make a super gift for birthdays, Christmas presents etc. Design is copyright of Jonny Cotton.
Brand new Women’s T-Shirt from the Hobbies/occupations range designed exclusively by Jonny Cotton. Fun and unique designs that will make a super gift for birthdays, Christmas presents etc. Design is copyright of Jonny Cotton.
Surprise everyone around you with your new coffee mug! This mug features a thermosensitive depiction which is changing depending on the temperature of the beverage inside.
A hot drink will make the constellations appear on the mug and as it cools down, they disappear just the stars remain visible.
Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4,000 hours in space. During this time he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, disposed of a live snake while piloting a plane, been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft, and become a YouTube sensation with his performance of David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ in space. The secret to Chris Hadfield’s success – and survival – is an unconventional philosophy he learned at NASA: prepare for the worst – and enjoy every moment of it.
Solar System crystal bracelet eight planets in the solar system: Mercury(Gray moonstone),Venus(Orange moonstone),Earth(lapis lazuli),Mars(south red agate),Jupiter(yellow tigeris eye),Saturn(Glod tigeris eye),Uranus(Amazonite),Neptune(aquamarine).
Inspire a love of geography that will last a lifetime. The futuristic-looking Moon Globe puts the moon right at your fingertips for hours of hands-on learning. It accurately depicts the geographical features of the Earth’s moon, including craters, seas and mountain ranges. NASA Approved. Measures 12″ in diameter.
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Don’t Let The Dark Stop You From Doing What You Love. Whether You’re Running, Hiking, Camping Or Walking At Night, You Can Rely On Our CREE LED Headlamp.
This In My Head I’m Astronomy Unisex Fit Adult Apron is made from 100% cotton. Available in one size in Black, White, Purple, Kelly Green or Royal Blue. Usually dispatched next working day.
Take a tour of the universe with this breathtaking collection of photographs from the archives of NASA. Astonishing images of Earth from above, the phenomena of our solar system, and the celestial bodies of deep space will captivate readers and photography lovers with an interest in science, astronomy, and the great beyond. Each extraordinary photograph from the legendary space agency is paired with explanatory text that contextualises its place in the cosmic ballet of planets, stars, dust, and matter–from Earth’s limb to solar flares, the Jellyfish Nebula to Pandora’s Cluster. Featuring a preface by Bill Nye, this engaging volume offers up-close views of our remarkable cosmos, and sparks wonder at the marvels of Earth and space.
Expand your horizons and gain insight with this 1.25 inch eyepiece and filter kit from Celestron. All eyepieces are fully multi-coated for maximum contrast and resolution with colour resolution, edge sharpness and clarity. It helps to provide step into space with any 1.25 inch eyepiece compatible telescope, all contained within a portable travelling and storage case. The sturdy and durable aluminium case features a carrying handle, a padded high-quality die-cut foam interior to ensure easy access, and protection of lenses on the go. It allows additional room for other small telescope accessories which can all be locked securely inside. Not one, but a multiple collection of Christmas presents in one box
Throughout much of the world, night skies are growing increasingly brighter, but the force that protects the remaining naturally dark sky, unpolluted byartificial light, is the same that saves its ancient treesisolation. Staking outsome of the world s last dark places, photographer Beth Moon uses a digital camera to reveal constellations, nebulae, and the MilkyWay, in rich hues that are often too faint to be seen by the naked eye. One of this year’s best Christmas presents.
The giant Saturn V consisted of three main stages, was 110 meters (361 ft) high and weighed 3,000 tons. It could carry a payload of 50 tons and reach a speed of 11.2 km/second (25050 mph).
A high quality reproduction of this beautiful vintage poster All our prints are professionally & sympathetically restored to show off their original vibrant colours. Most tears, creases, stains from the original scans have been painstakingly removed, whilst still maintaining that vintage look. Posters will be printed to the best fit for the above sizes, with approximately a 10-30mm border. Depending on the original aspect ratio, horizontal & vertical borders may be different.
The first book by astronaut Tim Peake – a mesmerising collection of over 150 of Tim’s stunning photographs that he took on board the International Space Station, many of which have not been seen before. Includes a personal commentary from Tim.
Mans Evolution T-Shirt® – The Original design range, super premium 100% cotton garment with high quality soft flock image……great gift idea or pressie for yourself….! Mans Evolution T-Shirt® Swing tags attached, packaged safely & ethically using strong degradable packaging. All products dispatched within 1-2 working days.
Equilibrium Bracelet – Shiny Silver Stars.
The International Space Station is the largest man-made extra-terrestrial object. The construction and operation of this space station represent the greatest scientific and technical project ever carried out in global collaboration. Highly qualified engineers and scientists from 15 nations participate in the installation and have thereby created a serviceable centre for space research for peaceful purposes in a low orbit round the earth.
Each glow-in-the-dark page of Lunar 2018 Wall Calendar showcases extraordinary photographs of the lunar surface, lunar phenomena, and the moon against spectacular earthly landscapes while illuminating the phases of the moon for every day of the year. Expert captions describe features of the lunar surface,
This amazingly detailed 3D DIY model starts as two 10cm square steel sheets and finishes as a stunning 3D model. Use the easy to follow instructions to pop out the pieces, bend the tabs and connect them at the attatchment points.
wall decal “255 pieces of shining stars” (delivered as dots/points) Quick and easy to apply, just peel and stick! You can do this together with your children and you will have a lot of fun. With these stars you can create your own starry sky. During the day, the stars are white, but in the dark they show their luster. The stars become charged with sunlight or artificial light and emit it in the dark again. The more light there is for charging, the better it is. We use the most luminous film, which is to buy in Germany.
2x made to order High Quality Star Wars Light Switch Vinyl Decal Stickers (1x Light Side Yoda & 1x Dark Side Vader), as pictured in either Black, White, Green or Pink. You can position however you like on the light switch, depending on which side you turn on/off the lights.
This Stellarscope Star Identifier has successfully?introduced thousands of people to the fascination of studying the night sky. Click here for a larger image of the Stellarscope Star Identifier The Stellarscope dials around the outside of the barrel are set to the hour and date required, showing the stars and constellations visible at the same time on an accurate, computer-generated disc within. The star map can be referred to through the focusing viewfinder with one eye, whilst alternatively observing the real night sky with the other, making identification quick and easy.
Elevate your telescope’s performance potential with our Orion Premium Telescope Accessory Kit. This comprehensive set of quality accessories will greatly enhance the abilities of any telescope. Accessorising your telescope with a variety of quality eyepieces, eyepiece filters, and a good Barlow lens significantly increases the versatility of any telescope. Having different focal length eyepieces and a Barlow lens lets you view at different magnifications through your telescope, while using filters on the aforementioned eyepieces help to enhance specific features of lunar and planetary targets. With our Premium Telescope Accessory Kit, you’ll receive twelve 1.25″ accessories in a foam-lined hard carry case to help you get the most out of each evening spent with your telescope. Not one, but a multiple collection of Christmas presents in one box.
Multi-pack of 5 different astronaut ice cream flavours. Each slice is individually packaged. Includes 1 packet of each of the following; 1 x Neapolitan ice cream, 1 x mint choc chip ice cream, 1 x double choc chip ice cream, 1 x cookies and cream ice cream sandwich, 1 x vanilla ice cream sandwich. Freeze-dried, ready-to-eat astronaut ice cream.
Enjoy your ice cream just as the astronauts do – the freeze-dried way! astronaut ice cream, as well as other freeze-dried food items, have been aboard space missions since the early mercury missions. They continue to be used on nasa missions today. How is astronaut ice cream freeze-dried? Freeze-drying, or lysophilisation, removes water from the ice cream by lowering the air pressure to a point where ice shifts from a solid to a gas. The ice cream is placed in a vacuum chamber and frozen until the water crystalizes. The air pressure is lowered, creating a vacuum, forcing air out of the chamber; next heat is applied, vaporizing the ice; finally a freezing coil traps the vaporized water. This process continues for hours, resulting in a perfect freeze-dried ice cream slice. – Net weight 19g-31g. One of the more obscure Christmas presents and one every budding astronaut will enjoy.
When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? Is the apparent ‘grand design’ of our universe evidence for a benevolent creator who set things in motion? Or does science offer another explanation? In The Grand Design, the most recent scientific thinking about the mysteries of the universe is presented in language marked by both brilliance and simplicity. Model dependent realism, the multiverse, the top-down theory of cosmology, and the unified M-theory – all are revealed here.
Aluminium 5 mode red light/ dark adaption torch.
Astrogloves are attractively packaged, durable and warm, and have quickly become the must have accessory and top selling astronomy gift. Astrogloves’ semi-fingerless design allows thumb and fingertip control to change eyepieces, tighten clamps and focus telescopes all without having to remove gloves.
Astrogloves are the simple, affordable astronomy gift for yourself or the astronomer in your family. Tested by the astronomy community and commended by the Astronomy press, Astrogloves are the only gloves designed specifically for amateur astronomers. Available in three sizes Small, Medium and Large, Astrogloves are ultra-efficient at trapping a layer of warm air to insulate your hand and maintain circulation, ensuring your hands and finger tips stay warm. We want you to be delighted with Astrogloves and we only want to sell gloves that are going to be a good fit. Astrogloves are available in three sizes – Small, Medium and Large.
Featuring 3d renders using realistic textures as well as lots of information, this is a great mug for anyone interested in astronomy.
BRASS SUNDIAL COMPASS -Solid Brass Pocket Sundial – West London With Wooden Box
International Space Station Manual. 1998-2011 (all stages) By: David Baker. The International Space Station (ISS) is a permanently manned earth-orbiting complex where astronauts carry out research into a wide range of scientific activities.
The Coolest Cocktails deserve the coolest ice cubes and what could be cooler than iconic shaped space invader ice cubes. Officially licensed by Taito. Space Invaders is an arcade video game designed by Tomohiro Nishikado, and released in 1978. Space Invaders is one of the earliest shooting games and the aim is to defeat waves of aliens with a laser cannon to earn as many points as possible. It is seen by many as the first real arcade game for the masses. It was one of the forerunners of modern video gaming and helped expand the video game industry from a novelty to a global industry (see golden age of video arcade games). When first released, Space Invaders was very successful. Following its release, the game caused a temporary shortage of 100-yen coins in Japan and grossed US$2 billion worldwide by 1982!
A very funny t-shirt that is of good quality and generous size, well worth it, and less than they are at Cafepress.
Human Universe tackles some of the greatest questions that humans have asked to try and understand the very nature of ourselves and the Universe in which we live.
Through the endless leaps of human minds, it explores the extraordinary depth of our knowledge today and where our curiosity may lead us in the future. With groundbreaking insight it reveals how time, physics and chemistry came together to create a creature that can wonder at its own existence, blessed with an unquenchable thirst to discover not just where it came from, but how it can think, where it is going and if it is alone.
Accompanies the acclaimed BBC TV series.
Spacesuits have been as vital a factor in getting man safely to the moon as launch vehicles and spacecraft. Dramatic photographs from the Smithsonian’s collection and never-before- published historical images of spacesuits development and testing expose this fascinating history. Included are research studies and advanced space suits, which although never used, display some of the most exciting technologies. From the first designs of the 1930s to those worn in the landmark Apollo-Soyuz programme of 1975, these incredible creations are documented in detail.
An accessory kit with includes two fully-coated eyepieces for a high magnification (a 9 mm Plšssl and a 15 mm Kellner eyepiece), two power lens featuring T-threads to attach a camera to telescope (with optional t-ring), which will double the magnification of any eyepiece used with it. Two planetary filters to enhance details on Jupiter, Saturn, Mars and Venus (an 80A Blue Planetary Filter and a 25 Red Planetary Filter).
It has a moon filter which allows detailed views of the moon, especially during the brighter phases. The carrying case fits all of the included items in the die-cut foam interior and makes transporting the kit around with your telescope convenient and easy. Furthermore, the high-quality micro fibre cloth safely cleans optics without scratching or leaving residue so you can keep your accessories. Although ideal for use with a PowerSeeker telescope, this kit may also be used with many other telescope brands that accept 1.25Ó eyepieces and filters. Not one, but a multiple collection of Christmas presents in one box.
Chunky Matt Chrome finish Star Shaped Keyring. Perfect personalised gift for any occasion. The Star measures 5 cm x 0.5 cm (measuring from the widest points) whilst the Heavy Duty Ring measures 3 cm Diameter. The item can be personalised with a name.
Hubble s most magnificent images
With investigations into everything from black holes to exoplanets, the Hubble Telescope has changed not only the face of astronomy, but also our very sense of being in the universe. On the 25th anniversary of its launch into low-earth orbit, TASCHEN celebrates its most breathtaking deep space images both as scientific feats and as photographic masterpieces.
Ultra high-resolution and taken with almost no background light, these pictures have answered some of the most compelling questions of time and space, while also revealing new mysteries, like the strange dark energy that sees the universe expanding at an ever-accelerated rate. Now, the precision of the telescope is matched with the precision of TASCHEN reproduction standards, allowing the images to mesmerise in their iridescent colours and vast, fragile forms.
A real eye-catcher for your home, business or office. The Maxi Poster featuring from the original Cavallini archives made of SAN FRANCISCO IS PRINTED ON A very high quality, sturdy Italian paper. Set on 2 half-rounded wooden slats made from American Oak, it is Mittesl a cord to the wall Aufghängt. The design is modelled after the school posters which you once thought to be from edges.
Meade Series 4000 Eyepiece and Filter Set #607001. Complete set of the most popular accessories for your Meade telescope. This comprehensive kit makes accessorising a snap. Includes five Meade Series 4000 Plossl Eyepieces in focal lengths of 6mm, 9mm, 13mm, 18mm, and 32mm. All eyepieces feature a standard 1.25″ barrel size, with a 52° field of view and are of a 4-element design with premium optical glass. All additionally feature fully-coated optics for great contrast and light transmission
All items come in a very nice black carrying case to keep it all clean and In addition, this kit contains six colour filters: Light Red, Dark Yellow, Light Yellow, Dark Blue, Light Blue, and Green. There is also a Series 4000 ND96 Moon Filter to reduce glare and increase clarity when observing the Moon. Finally, all items come in a very nice black carrying case to keep it all clean and organised. This is truly an instant observing kit, and represents an incredible value over buying even a few of the items individually. Not one, but a multiple collection of Christmas presents in one box.
Our T-Shirts are all printed to order using the latest in Direct to Garment printing technology. We print the ink pigment directly within the fabric of the shirt, which gives a superior quality print that that will withstand repeated washing but is soft to the touch and doesn’t crack like many screen printed shirts do. Your T-Shirt will be manufactured expertly and with care in the UK and shipped to you rapidly with our no quibble satisfaction guarantee.
Seben Tripod Vibration Suppression Pads TAVP1 Choose tried and tested quality without taking risks. The quality of your observations with optical instruments is crucially influenced by vibrations coming from the tripod and ground. These tripod vibration suppression pads eliminate vibration up to 100%. They work right away with immediate success. They are ideally suitable for astronomy, nature observations, photography and much more. It has never been that easy to achieve a stable image. Very easy
Very easy setup, all you need to do is placing one of these special vibration suppression pads under each of your tripods legs. They are suitable for all sorts of grounds, from hard to soft. On soft ground, vibrations are dampened effectively as well, but furthermore, the tripod feet are protected from sinking into the ground. They are extremely durable and therefore also suitable for very heavy optical instruments.Especially when used indoor and outdoor. One of the many very useful astro Christmas presents.
PowerTank, 12 V Power Supply is suitable for any Celestron computerised telescope. Now you can take your telescope anywhere with this portable rechargeable power supply. Whether you have a computerised telescope or operate your telescope using motors, Celestron specially designed this product with the amateur astronomer in mind – this model is packed with useful features. Not only useful for setting up and powering your scope, this model can also be useful as an emergency roadside accessory as it includes an emergency light, and booster terminals in place to start weak car batteries. One of the many very useful astro Christmas presents.
Take an incredible journey through Space, starting from a launchpad on earth to the solar system, the Milky Way and beyond, and finally to the very edges of the visible universe. Featuring the latest spectacular images from NASA and other sources, including more than 100 pictures released during the last two years, makes this a journey of a lifetime.
Discover the technology and spacecraft behind these extraordinary journeys, learn more about planets, asteroids, and galaxies as they are introduced and supported with explanatory artworks and find out about the important discoveries that have been made.
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Celestron NexStar Telescopes, The new NexStar SE Family combines the classic heritage of the original orange tube telescopes with state-of-the-art features including a fully computerised operating system, flash upgradeable hand control, superior StarBright XLT high transmission coatings, CelestronÕs revolutionary SkyAlign telescope alignment software and much more. ,Including everything you need to get started viewing the night sky, the NexStar even comes with its own ultra-sturdy steel tripod with accessory tray and built-in wedge, making it the perfect companion for any budding astrophotographer. Perfect for Astronomers of any Level, Whether you are a seasoned astronomer looking for a portable scope with advanced features, or just starting your astronomy adventure and looking for an easy way to enjoy the night sky, a NexStar SE will help you take a closer look.
Perfect for Astronomers of any Level, Whether you are a seasoned astronomer looking for a portable scope with advanced features, or just starting your astronomy adventure and looking for an easy way to enjoy the night sky, a NexStar SE will help you take a closer look. Beginners can sit back and let the Next-StarÕs built-in Sky Tour feature do all the hard work for them, prompting the computer to automatically find the most interesting objects in the sky and move between each one. For those more experienced with the night sky, the comprehensive database of almost 40,000 objects, including a list of the best deep-sky objects for viewing, will be sure to keep you busy for a while!
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We hope the above list of Christmas presents and gifts were of interest and they have helped you out with giving that little extra to your friends and loved ones this Christmas.
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