86 Out-of-this-World Astronomy & Space Gifts

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For those in your life that like to explore the unknown or believe we’re not alone, it can be difficult to find the perfect gift.

After all, for those interested in galaxies far far away you can’t give them just any old ordinary gift – you need something out of this world!

So What Do You Buy Fans of Astronomy?

Lucky for you, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of the best gifts for the astronomer in your life.

86 of the Best Gift Ideas for Astronomy & Space Lovers!


LEGO Saturn V Rocket

This is the ultimate gift for fans of space and astronomy. This is one of LEGO’s most popular kits and for good reason. It’s an amazing replica of the Saturn V rocket that took us to the Moon!

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NASA Meatball Trucker Hat

This NASA Meatball Trucker Hat features the iconic NASA logo on a high-quality trucker cap. Every serious space junkie will love this piece of NASA memorabilia.

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Constellation Glow in the Dark Ceiling Stars Kit

Glow in the Dark Star kits have come a long way since the 90s/00s. This Constellation Glow in the Dark Ceiling Stars kit will fully transform your ceiling into a realistic night sky – you can even choose your favorite constellation to include! Better yet, it’s easier than ever to incorporate into your décor because each star is subtle enough to be barely visible on a white ceiling in the daytime. No matter their age, any space fanatic will love sleeping under the stars.

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Solar System Erasers

An educational and practical gift for the future astrophysicist these Solar System Erasers are a full scale model of the 8 planets as erasers!

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Know Your Stars Constellation Lamp

Bring the galaxy home with this Know Your Stars Constellation Lamp. Learn the constellations using the top panel of the lamp while the sides show all the stars and constellations in beautiful ambient lighting. A stunning addition to any star-lover’s home or office.

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Galaxy Purple Leggings

Any fan of astronomy will fall in love with these Galaxy Purple Leggings – featuring an actual photo of a galaxy taken by NASA. These high-quality, comfortable leggings are great for everyday wear and are sure to add a unique touch to your wardrobe.

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Galaxy Butterfly Short Overalls

This gorgeous butterfly-shaped nebula makes for an out-of-this-world set of Short Overalls. A super fun new summer wardrobe staple that’s sure to turn heads.

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Galaxy Butterfly Slouchy

Keep it comfy in this Galaxy Butterfly Slouchy – a cozy sweater-dress that’s perfect for laying out under the stars, or cozying up on the couch to watch the next NASA launch.

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Saturn Multicolor Night Light

Let the glow of Saturn soothe you to sleep with this Saturn Multicolor Night Light.

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Out of this World Astronomy Fact: Even ancients such as the Babylonians knew of Saturn’s existence!

Jupiter Multicolor Desk Lamp

Bring the largest planet in the solar system home with this Jupiter Multicolor Desk Lamp – 7 color settings lets you choose the right ambiance for you and your space.

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Astroreality Solar System to Scale

A truly extravagant gift, but nothing could be more perfect for the space fanatic in your life. The Astroreality Solar System To-Scale Set is a shockingly beautiful and realistic display of our solar system in it’s accurate dimensions. A real piece of art to be the centerpiece of every astronomer’s home.

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Astronomy Magazine Special Issues

Whether you buy them the full set or tailor to their specific interests you can’t go wrong with gifting them Astronomy Magazine Special Issues – an in depth look at the topics they love.

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Space & Beyond Box Subscription

The gift that keeps on giving – a subscription to the Space & Beyond Box for one month or one year, the choice is yours. With a new theme every quarter they’ll unbox new and exciting space-themed items 4 times a year!

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Astronomy Magazine Subscription

Feed their love of space, and help them learn more and keep up to date with all there is to know about space and astronomy with a subscription to Astronomy Magazine.

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Planet Globes

Learn about your favorite planet or learn about them all with these hyper-realistic Planet Globes. Labelled with notable surface features you’ll be up to date on everything we currently know about the planet(s) of your choice.

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Messier Flash Card Set

Learn how to identify all the currently identified Messier objects with these flashcards.

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Astronomy Pluto Puzzle

Are they Team Pluto-is-a-planet? Then this one’s for them! The 550 piece puzzle will keep them entertained for hours.

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Out of this World Astronomy Fact: A year on Pluto is equivalent to 248 Earth years and a day lasts 153 hours!

Encyclopedia Galactica Print

Bring home the stunning art of Jon Lomberg in collaboration with late astronomer Carl Sagan. This mind-blowing look at our galaxy is something any space fan would love to display in their home.

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Itokawa Asteroid 3D Model

Who wouldn’t want their very own 3D replica asteroid sample? This Itokawa Asteroid 3D replica is based on the samples brought back to Earth in 2010 from the Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa. Any true space nerd would love to display this on their shelf!

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Astronomy 40° North Planisphere

Study the constellations and be able to know exactly what stars and formations are visible from where you are at all times with the Astronomy 40° North Planisphere. Perfect for planning a date night under the stars.

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Constellation Flash Cards

If they’re serious about the night sky these Constellation Flash Cards are the perfect gift! They’ll be identifying star formations in no time.

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Portrait of the Milky Way Print

The Jon Lomberg classic portrait of the Milky Way is now a beautiful print that you can display in your home. These Jon Lomberg creations are a must have for every astronomy nerd.

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Earth Mars and Moon to Scale Marble Kit

Use them to learn or just to display this kit comes with Earth, Mars and the Moon marbles that are to-scale. A great way to learn distances and scales of planets in space.

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Solar System Marble Set

The whole solar system at their finger tips! This to-scale marble set is perfect for displaying or using to learn the distances and order of the planets in our solar system.

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Astronomy Solar Eclipse Glasses

Every astronomy nerd wants to witness a solar eclipse and now they can do so safely! This 5 pack of Solar Eclipse glasses allows them (and their friends/family) to take in the solar phenomenon safely!

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Wrap Around Solar Eclipse Glasses

If they’re a more serious observer, these Wrap Around Solar Eclipse Glasses are a high quality way for them to view the stunning phenomenon for years to come.

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Out of this World Astronomy Fact: Even nature will react to a solar eclipse – birds will stop chirping, shadows appear different, some animals may prepare for sleep.

Moon Rock Kit

Six samples of rocks and minerals similar to what you’d find on the moon – a fun and interactive way to learn about the moon’s surface and a good conversation starter when displayed! Every want-to-be-astronomer will love learning and sharing all they know about these moon rocks.

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3D Solar System

Bring the wonder of the cosmos home with a 3D Solar System! Hang from your ceiling and decorate with stars, comets and asteroids for a glow-in-the-dark galaxy right in your room!

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The History of Space Travel Playing Cards

2 beautiful stand playing card decks celebrating the history of space travel. For the astronomy nerd that loves a good game of cards, these History of Space Travel Playing cards will be their new favorite deck.

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Celestial Buddies

What better way to learn about the galaxy than with these adorable and huggable Celestial Buddies! The perfect way to start your future astronomer off on their space education.

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Space Cat Books

Space Cat is a loveable story about Flyball a cat adopted by a space program captain, and his adventures in space. The stories originally were published in the 1950s making these books a gift that can be appreciated by the young and old space fan alike. The perfect stories for your little astronauts.

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100 Things to See in the Night Sky

For the stargazer in your life the 100 Things to See in the Night Sky book is the perfect companion. Brimming with stunning photos, facts, star charts and more, it’s the perfect handbook for those nights laying out under the stars.

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Atlas of Solar Eclipses – 2020 to 2045

There’s something special about the solar phenomenon’s that we get to see from the earth, like a solar eclipse. Every space fan will love being able to plan for and track all 56 solar eclipses set to occur over the next 25 years with this Atlas of Solar Eclipses. Grab your solar eclipse glasses and look up!

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The World at Night

The ultimate coffee table book for the astronomy lover in your life. Full of gorgeous never-before-seen photographs of the night sky this collection is perfect for casually flipping through or getting seriously engrossed in.

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Letters from an Astrophysicist

The iconic Neil deGrasse Tyson answers people’s most asked, and most interesting questions with his typical opinionated, witty and cosmically influenced perspective. A must read for anyone interested in astronomy, space and the great beyond.

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Out of this World Astronomy Fact: While “Astronomer” and “Astrophysicist” are used interchangeably there’s actually a difference. An Astrophysicist applies the laws of physics to try and make sense of and understand the universe while an Astronomer tends to focus on studying specific things within the universe.

The Atlas of Mars

Planning for life on Mars? The Atlas of Mars has all the geographical information any fan of the Red Planet could ever need.

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The Complete Star Atlas

Learn how to observe the stars, find constellations and deep-sky objects with The Complete Star Atlas. A book created for the amateur astrologist looking to learn more about the night sky.

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Galaxies: Inside the Universes Star Cities

Explore the galaxies with this in-depth guide to the cosmos by Astronomy Magazine’s editor in chief. Featuring never-before-see photos and up-to-date facts and information on everything from black holes to the Milky Way – a must have guide for ever space fan.

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Cosmos: Possible Worlds

If they binged the National Geographic TV series – Cosmos, they’ll absolutely love this book. Full of stunning images, take a look at some of the monumental discoveries civilization has made in the intersection of humanity and science. Every true astronomy nerd will love this book.

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To the Moon the Tallest Coloring Book in the World

Conquer the climb from your home to space in this unique coloring book that’ll be enjoyed by kids and adults alike. To the Moon the Tallest Coloring Book in the World takes you on a journey up and up and up coloring your way through castles and a circus and more until you finally reach the moon! Hours of fun for all space fans.

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The Ultimate Book of Space

Encourage the little astronaut in your life with The Ultimate Book of Space. Full of interactive features, they’ll learn facts about everything intergalactic – a start to their future in space exploration.

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Space Racers: Build Your Own Paper Rockets

Choose from 10 different paper rockets including 2 you can dream up and design yourself. Learn about history’s most famous rockets as you build accurate models to show off and display!

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Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry

Neil deGrasse Tyson adapts his best-selling book for younger minds. Great for the young person in your life that loves all things physics and astronomy.

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The Ultimate Interplanetary Travel Guide

For the astronomy fan that dreams of travelling to far off planets and exploring the unknown – The Ultimate Interplanetary Travel Guide will bring you that much closer.

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Out of this World Astronomy Fact: Private companies such as Elon Musk’s SpaceX are looking into making interplanetary travel as common as air-travel, starting with it’s reserach and plans to visit Mars and create reusable spaceships.

Star-to-Star Astronomical Dot to Dot Puzzles

Discover constellations like Orion and Andromeda in this fun Star-to-Star Astronomical Dot-to-Dot Puzzle book!

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I Am Neil Armstrong

Teach your kids about the first man on the moon with the I Am Neil Armstrong book. They’ll learn that no dream is too big and maybe even start on the path to their own journey in space!

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Road Atlas for the Annual Solar Eclipse 2023

Plan the trip of a lifetime following the Solar Eclipse of 2023 with this Road Atlas. Learn all the best roads, parks, and towns to experience the solar phenomenon!

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Astronaut – Aquanaut

Most fans of space realize that we have a similarly unexplored and unbelievable place here on earth – the ocean. Teach your kids about two of humanities most unknown places with Astronaut – Aquanaut!

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A Brief History of Time

One of the greatest minds – Stephen Hawking dives into some of the most profound questions humanity has considered. A Brief History of Time is a must read for all those interested in space, creation and our place in this great beyond.

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Astronaut in a Box

For the aspiring astronaut in your life – gift them everything they need to learn about and prepare to explore space and beyond.

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Earth Cross-Section Nesting Bowls

Learn about the Earth’s layers with these Earth Cross Section Nesting Bowls. Perfect for every astronomy fan’s kitchen these bowls are a beautiful and practical way to add a touch of space geek to their home.

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NASA James Webb Courier Bag

Based on the James Webb Telescope this courier bag is great for carrying all your textbooks and essentials while still being stylish and showing off your inner space-nerd. You’re bound to get compliments wherever you go with this NASA James Webb Courier Bag.

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NASA Shuttle Stackable Bowl Set

A great way to start your day – these NASA Shuttle Stackable Bowls are the perfect cereal bowl for all the space-lovers out there. You’ll feel like you’re aboard the space station with these bowls.

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Out of this World Astronomy Fact: In orbit the space shuttle travels at a speed of 17,500 miles per hour around earth.

Jr. Space Explorer Inflatable Space Shuttle

Blast off! Send your little astronaut on a galactic adventure of their own with the Jr. Space Explorer Inflatable Space Shuttle. Will they find Martians on Mars? Visit Pluto? Whatever they can imagine they can explore with this Inflatable Space Shuttle!

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Jr. Astronaut Suit

Before they set off on their space adventures make sure they’re suited up with their very own Jr. Astronaut Suit! Ever kid will love being the commander of their own space ship with this suit.

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NASA Apollo Capsule Cookie Jar

Store your favorite cookies or freeze-dried ice cream sandwiches in this Apollo Capsule Cookie Jar. A fun addition to every astronomy fan’s countertop.

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NASA Helmet Bag

The perfect lightweight bag for packing your space travel essentials.

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NASA iPad Sleeve

Keep all your star charting and space facts safe on your iPad with this NASA iPad Sleeve.

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NASA Rocket Scientist Tee

For your future rocket scientist – gift them the tee that inspires them to reach for the stars with this NASA Rocket Scientist Tee.

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The Martian Garden Kit

A little piece of the red planet in your very own home. The Martian Garden Kit lets you grown kale, spinach and more in your own Mojave Mars Simulant soil – the same simulant used by scientist!

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Astronomy Face Mask

Stay safe on Earth and beyond with an astronomy-themed face mask.

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Space Mission 1 Block Set

Set up their own space missions and lift off with these tactile block sets perfect for every future space explorer.

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Astrolabe Watch

They’ll always know the time, and the position of the sun and stars with this astrolabe watch. Perfect for the dedicated stargazer in your life.

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Out of this World Astronomy Fact: The first astrolabe is believed to be created in 150 BC by Hipparchus.

Deep Space Mysteries 2021 Calendar

Take another trip around the sun with this Deep Space Mysteries 2021 Calendar. Each month features stunning new pictures of nebulae, planets, spiral galaxies and more! The perfect way for every astronomy nerd to keep track of important dates.

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Planisphere Watch

Not only will they be able to tell time on a stylish watch featuring a map of the stars but they’ll always know when a constellation is visible with the Planisphere Watch. Every astronomy fan will love being able to plan their star gazing with ease with this watch!

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Science Socks Gift Box

Whether they’re a teacher, scientist or just a lover of all things science these Science Socks will be the perfect way to add some personality to their outfit whether they’re wearing a hoodie or a lab coat.

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Space Swirl Colored Pencils

The perfect compliment to their To the Moon the Tallest Coloring Book in the World or just their won notes and art projects. These Space Swirl Colored Pencils are wrapped in beautiful NASA space photos and are two-tone colors – perfect for coloring galaxies.

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Northern Hemisphere Night Sky Wine Glasses

Whether you’re celebrating the next successful NASA launch with a glass of sparkling wine, or a picnic under the stars with a bottle of red these Northern Hemisphere Night Sky Wine Glasses are a beautiful housewarming or holiday gift for every fan of space.

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Astronomy Canvas Shoulder Tote

For trips to the grocery store or just as a carry-all that shows your love of all things astronomy this tote is sure to be a gift they adore.

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Neapolitan Ice Cream Sandwich

Let’s face it, every one has wanted to try astronaut food at some point or another, right? Well now’s your chance! This 5 Pack of Astronaut Ice Cream lets your try the freeze-dried Neapolitan Ice Cream Sandwich first invented for NASA’s Mercury Missions! With a pack of 5, you and your friends can all try the weird space food and pretend you’re on a space mission.

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Mars Rover Tee

The little rover that could – Curiosity. Show off your love of this fan-favorite little rover exploring craters on Mars with this Mars Rover Tee.

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Out of this World Astronomy Fact: While it may seem small from most of the images we see – the Curiosity Rover is actually the size of a small SUV.

NASA Logo Lunch Box

Show your love of NASA just like ever kid in the 80s with this NASA Logo Metal Lunchbox. This traditional lunchbox is perfect for your lunch or storing your space memorabilia.

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NASA Astronaut Bandages

Even astronauts stumble from time to time. If your little astronaut takes a tumble over their scrapes with these NASA Astronaut Bandages and they’ll be back to moonwalking in no time.

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NASA I Need My Space Mug

Remind people that you need a little space before before your morning coffee. The perfect caffeine-vessel for the space lover in your life.

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Moon Wax Seal Kit

Add a personal touch to every card or letter you send with this Moon Wax Seal Kit. Anyone that gets a note from you will appreciate the classy, intergalactic touch to your correspondence.

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Galileoscope Telescope Kit

Learn how to use a telescope, how they work and view the moon, planets and stars up close with the Galileoscope Telescope Kit. Perfect for educators, children and beginner astronomers alike.

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Solar System Bracelet with Pluto

Take the solar system with your wherever you go with this Wrap Bracelet. A special gift for the space fan in your life.

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COBI Building Blocks Sets

Build your very own space crafts with these COBI Building Blocks Sets – choose from Space Shuttle Discovery or the Apollo Lunar Module and have fun being a rocket scientist!

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AstroReality NASA AR Notebook

Dive in to an augmented reality tour of the cosmos and learn about the history of NASA with this AstroReality NASA AR Notebook. All you need is this notebook and your phone! An immersive experience every astronomy fan will be excited for.

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Glow in the Dark Constellation Blanket

This super cozy throw blanket is more than meets the eye. Turn out the lights and it becomes a full starscape for you to explore.

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The Unemployed Philosopher’s Guild Heat Change Constellation Mug

Just add your favorite hot beverage and uncover the constellations with this Heat Changing Mug. Star gaze as your sip your morning coffee, what more could a astronomy lover want in a mug?

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Celestron – Cometron Beginner Astronomy Binoculars

Take in one-of-a-kind cosmic events like comets, meteor showers with these Cometron Astronomy Binoculars. Gift them the experience of witnessing those rare and special events up close!

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Out of this World Astronomy Fact: Meteor showers occur mostly between April and December. You can view meteor shower forecasts on websites such as The American Meteor Society.

Astronauts: The Ultimate Space Game

For kids and big kids alike this super fun game has you racing your fellow astronauts around the solar system to explore planets, moons and stars. Learn about celestial objects as you race your way to victory!

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Stellarscope

Head out stargazing and identify major stars and constellations with this Stellarscope, perfect for the amateur astronomer.

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The Night Sky: Fifty Postcards

These stunning postcards will delight any astronomy fan. Whether they choose to display them or use them to send notes to loved ones these The Night Sky Postcards are a special gift for your astronomer.

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Orion SpaceProbe Equatorial Reflector Telescope

The amateur telescope of their dreams. The Orion SpaceProbe is a telescope capable of everything the amateur astronomer in your life could want while being easy enough to use that the whole family can enjoy it. Surprise them with an upgrade to their stargazing equipment with this gift!

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Blast Off!

Whether they’re just starting on their journey to discovering the cosmos or they’re already a wealth of space knowledge, there’s a gift on this list to stun any astronomy fan.

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Stacey is a content writer and blogger, who was raised on all things Marvel and Sci-Fi. She's a lover of comics, coffee and cute animals and does a killer Captain Marvel cosplay (if she does say so herself).

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