Supplied with or without 50mm finderscope. There is also a choice of...
The Aurora is a colour night vision camera, manufactured by SiOnyx....
Supplied with or without 50mm finderscope. There is also a choice of fixing. See options on right. The ASCENT 102mm F7 ED Doublet refractor has all the features you need for enjoyable visual observing and astro-imaging.
The Aurora is a colour night vision camera, manufactured by SiOnyx. Capable of both day-time, low-light and night-time recording in colour, phosphor green and monochrome through SiOnyx’s Own patented Ultra Low-Light Sensor Technology. This technology transforms the viewing experience. More videos here
With XLT multi-coatings & protective case. Celestron's C5 is a 5" (127mm) aperture, 1250 mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain optical system. Its optical excellence is the reason it was chosen by NASA for many space shuttle missions.
Choose To Extend Your warranty for only £99.00 Requires a power supply - & you should consider a higher specification unit for accessories such as dew heaters. You can choose a mains or a portable solution. Lithium batteries are more expensive but out perform the lead acid options
In addition to water clocks and fire clocks, night clocks made from precious incense were also in use in ancient Asia. These special incense sticks change their fragrance with time. We have recreated this old tradition with our Indian Fragrance Clock.
Bar made from 99.95% pure magnesium, as was used for photographic flashes. Chips can easily be scraped off with a knife. These are the ultimate tinder and burn with a 3000°C hot flame that ignites even wet material The bar itself is as safe as a bar of aluminium. The perfect addition to our fire steel and can be threaded on its leather strap. Size: 9 x 19...
Produces 3000°C hot sparks when struck with the enclosed tool or another sharp edged steel object (knife back). These sparks set fire to any dry tinder like paper or magnesium chips (see below) even in wet conditions. Can also be used for signalling in the dark. .
With these cast iron filings you can make magnetic fields visible! You can sprinkle the filings on a sheet of paper or cardboard and hold a magnet underneath, or you put them into a glass jar and hold the magnet against the glass.
a)Room thermometer, range 14°C to 31°C in steps of 1°C, 18 x 130 mm, self-adhesive b) Round thermometer, range 14°C to 32°C in steps of 2°C, diameter 50 mm, self-adhesive c)Fever thermometer, range 35°C to 40°C in steps of 1°C, 18 x 90 mm. Just press on the forehead for 5 seconds to measure the body temperature.
Air ship shaped balloon, 3 m long, 0.6 m thick, made from thin black film. The sun warms up the enclosed air and makes the zeppelin rise, even in winter. Complete with 50 m string.
Incredible: a key ring that turns into a proper kite of nearly half a metre wingspan! It doesn’t need any rods, it is stabilised by two air pockets. The whole kite fits into a tiny pocket that is attached to a key ring. A fantastic toy for young and old. Complete with 15 metre string on a spindle.
Our Goethe Wall Barometer is hand blown from a traditional glass formula called “forest glass” in Lauscha, Thuringia in Germany. It is a copy of the original barometer from 1792/93 that was found in Goethe’s house in Weimar after his death. The slight green tinge of the glass and its texture make it look like a real antique.
A small tube that has a great effect: Take two ordinary plastic drink bottles, fill one two thirds with water and then connect the two bottles with our Bottle Tornado tube. When you now turn the bottles upside-down, the water starts gurgling down, creating a large vortex (you might have to squeeze the lower bottle a bit to start the process)
A spinning top that turns upside-down when spun fast enough! The Tippe Top was invented by the Munich nurse Helene Sperl at the end of the last century. The centre of gravity of the Tippe Top lies below the centre of the sphere.
It was a historic moment when Thomas Alva Edison succeeded in recording his voice in 1877. This Pocket-Phonograph goes back to one of his patents as well A thin strip with grooves carved into one side is connected to a resonator. The recorded sound can then be played back with the nail of your thumb.
Only 2 inches small but already an AstroMedia classic, not only for children’s birthday parties. The colourful cardboard ring holds a special spectral film that turns any light source into a fan of breathtaking rainbow colour. Just hold the Twinky close to your eye and look through it.
The Royal Cubit played a central part in the culture of ancient Egypt since its very beginnings 5000 years ago and is therefore one of the very first standards of measurement. In nearly every historical egyptian building and artefact you can find parts made to fractions or multiples of this cubit
Cardboard kit for a fully functional slide rule, the predecessor of the pocket calculator. Allows for easy multiplication, division, calculation of squares, cubes, square and cubic roots, as well as the inverse.
“The Golden Dividers” is not the name of a secret organisation, nor are they made from gold either. It is a kit for a set of dividers with a third leg that allows for determining the golden ratio in nature and artificial objects, like photographs, sculptures, drawings, etc.
In 1910 the German Poet Christian Morgenstern wrote a poem about an inventor and his “Tagnachtlampe”, a lamp that turns day into night when you switch it on. 49 years later, Carl Barks had his Gyro Gearloose invent a similar device, the “gloom light”. Both ideas were never realised, not even filed for patent!
The five platonic solids are named after the Greek philosopher Plato, who described them extensively in his dialogue “Timaeus”. He saw in them the smallest, invisible building blocks of the world and assigned them to the classical elements. However, the five solids have been known for much longer, as for example 5000 year old engraved stones from Scotland...
A steam engine made from cardboard, running with proper boiling steam - is that really possible? Oh yes!!! See for yourself: this model not only looks great, it also works, happily chuff-chuffing away. The boiler, made from an aluminium tin, has a magnetic safety valve. The aluminium fire box underneath holds five tea lights. Both are enclosed in a safety...
A kit for a prism made from acrylic glass. Cast acrylic glass blank with all necessary polishing material to produce a highly transparent prism, instructions included. Suitable for children.
Literally translated a kaleidoscope is a “beautiful-shape-to-look-at”. Already known by the Greeks , it was re-invented in 1816 by David Brewster. The appeal of this beautiful kit is that you can change the filling of the viewing chamber to produce the most wonderful patterns. Complete with lens and mirrors
Cut-out sheet for a dome-shaped star chart with distortion-free depiction of all stars and constellations visible in the northern sky down to latitudes of 40ºN. Includes date and time markers to simplify locating stars and constellations
The Desktop Planetarium is a beautiful instrument and showpiece. But it is also a very useful teaching tool. If you are planning on transporting your valuable Planetarium to different venues, it is helpful if you can take it apart and transport it flat.