Space Christmas Presents for Grown Ups – 50 of the Best!
Space Christmas Presents for Grown Ups: 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 Secret World of Stargazing
‘A book that will make the night sky your lifelong passion. An invitation to immerse yourself in the nature around you and the Universe beyond.‘ – Professor Brian Cox
The Secret World of Stargazing is the ultimate guide to set you on your epic journey around the cosmos – it’s a simple guide to the skies and makes stargazing fun, easy and enjoyable for all – absolutely no equipment is required!
Adrian West, AKA the internet sensation VirtualAstro, will take you through the seasons, showing you exactly what you can spot in the sky throughout the year, whether you’re in your back garden or sitting on an exotic beach somewhere! While you’re learning how to spot constellations, meteors and comets, you will be switching off your busy mind, sitting still in nature and paying attention to the small details that make up the big picture of life.
You’ll finish reading this beautiful book and come away with a sense of grounding, connection, knowledge and a whole new appreciation of the sky above and the world outside your own – it will soothe your soul.
AN ENTERTAINING EVENING FOR THOSE WHO LOOK UP AND WONDER… THE COSMOS HAS NEVER BEEN SO MUCH FUN!
The Night Sky Show will take you on an epic journey from our celestial backyard and across the cosmos.
Astronomy, comedy and so much more. A show for anyone with a slight interest or more in the night sky. A show for those who want to laugh, learn and enjoy. A fun, entertaining and memorable performance that will help you understand and enjoy the heavens above and the universe beyond. Helpful for the next time you’re stargazing, or when you just look up and wonder. We’ll skip the heavy going science and hard to follow explanations. The Universe and everything within will be presented in an entertaining and easily absorbed way. More…
Cosmos: The Story of Cosmic Evolution, Science and Civilisation
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. See more books
MAGNETIC LEVITATING MOON LAMP
ROG – Astronomy Photographer of the Year Wall Calendar 2021 (Art Calendar)
A stunning selection of 12 astronomical images that will take your breath away. Produced in connection with the Royal Observatory Greenwich’s 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 month’s views.
MR Stargazer Men’s Astronomer Gift T-Shirt
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.
Books – Astronomy, Space and A Whole Lot More
Over 50 books about Astronomy Space and more for you to choose from.
Lil Miss Stargazer Ladies Astronomer Gift T-Shirt
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.
VENKON – Thermosensitive Animated Ceramic Mug – “Constellations”, 300ml
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.
The Importance of Being Interested: Adventures in Scientific Curiosity
Comedian Robin Ince quickly abandoned science at school, bored by a fog of dull lessons and intimidated by the barrage of equations. But, twenty years later, he fell in love and he now presents one of the world’s most popular science podcasts. Every year he meets hundreds of the world’s greatest thinkers.
In this erudite and witty book, Robin reveals why scientific wonder isn’t just for the professionals. Filled with interviews featuring astronauts, comedians, teachers, quantum physicists, neuroscientists and more – as well as charting Robin’s own journey with science – The Importance of Being Interested explores why many wrongly think of the discipline as distant and difficult. From the glorious appeal of the stars above to why scientific curiosity can encourage much needed intellectual humility, this optimistic and profound book will leave you filled with a thirst for intellectual adventure.
We once thought of our Earth as unique, but we have now discovered thousands of alien planets, and that’s barely a fraction of the worlds that are out there. And there are more stars in the Universe than grains of sand on every planet in the Solar System. But amid all this vastness, the Milky Way Galaxy, our Sun and the Earth are home to the only known life in the Universe – at least for now.
With a foreword from Professor Brian Cox, and access to all the latest stunning NASA photography, Andrew Cohen takes readers on a voyage of discovery, via the probes and telescopes exploring the outer reaches of our galaxy, revealing how it was formed and how it will inevitably be destroyed by the enigmatic black hole at its heart. And beyond our galaxy, the expanding Universe, which holds clues to the biggest mystery of all – how did it all begin? We now know more about those first moments of existence than we ever thought possible, and hidden in this story of how it all began are the clues to the fate of the Universe itself and everything in it.
An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth
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.
925 Sterling Silver Natural Genuine Semi-Precious Solar System Crystals Bracelet
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.
Earth and Space: Photographs from the Archives of NASA
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.
Celestron 94303 Telescope Eye Piece and Filter Kit
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.
Revell 80-4909 1:144 Apollo Saturn V Plastic Model Kit
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).
MP67 Vintage 1700 Historical Antique Zodiac Astronomy Constellations Celestial Map Poster RePrint – A3 (432 x 305mm) 16.5″ x 11.7″
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.
Hello, is this planet Earth?: My View from the International Space Station (Official Tim Peake Book)
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.
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.
Orion 1.25″ Premium Telescope Accessory Kit
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.
3D Printed Moon Lamp LED Night Light Luna Desk Lamp Three Colors Touch Dimming USB Rechargeable Timer Baby Lamp with Remote Control
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.
ASTROGLOVES – Astronomy Gloves – Specially Designed for Amateur Astronomers – Practical – Durable – Warm – S,M,L sizes available (Medium)
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.
Planets of the Solar System Mug
Featuring 3d renders using realistic textures as well as lots of information, this is a great mug for anyone interested in astronomy.
International Space Station Manual. 1998-2011 (all stages)<br> By: David Bake…
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.
Geek Social Interaction – Science – Physics – Nerd 700762 T-Shirt
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.
Celestron 94307 AstroMaster Eye Piece and Accessory Kit
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.
Personalised Chrome Star Keyring Engraved Free
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.
Expanding Universe: Photographs from the Hubble Space Telescope
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.
Meade Series 4000 1.25″ Eyepiece and Filter Set
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.
Seben Tripod Vibration Suppression Pads / Dampers for Telescope TAVP1
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.
Celestron 18774-CGL PowerTank 7, 12 V 7 Ah Black
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.
Space: From Earth to the Edge of the Universe (DK)
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.
LEGO Series 15 Collectible Minifigure 71011 – Astronaut
Latest lego series 15 available. Brand new in stock. Single figures available, full boxes and full sets.
Celestron Nexstar SE Computerised telescope.
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!
HURKI Astronomy Evolution Classic White Coffee Mug
Our cups use the modern high technology, to produce excellent quality and creative ceramic cups, from factory exquisite packaging, to transport package security and firm. It is easy washing, not easy dirty, it is your Daily commodity in your office and life. At the same time, This is a good choice put it as a gift to your family member, friends or colleagues.
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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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I love this list, thank you – have found several pressies for my menfolk and one for me ?
One more addition I’d suggest would be the AstroBox subscription box for space geeks that has a new mission theme each quarter (this quarter is New Horizons and Pluto). Great for adults and older kids alike.
Do you have a website for this Astrobox my search is coming up blank.
Sorry, no I don’t. The only information I know of is in the link to Amazon