It's not just us grown-ups who are fascinated by foreign galaxies, follow news from the Mars probes with rapt attention and gaze spellbound at a lunar or solar eclipse. Children also love space - understandably, because there is always something new to discover in the endless expanses of space: What does it look like on other planets? How many stars are there? How are shooting stars formed? How many rings does Saturn have? Where is the moon during the day?
With our children's telescopes and projectors from National Geographic Kids and Bresser Junior, you can bring the stars straight home, into your child's room.
Space adventure: projectors for kids
The projectors from National Geographic project various space images onto the wall or ceiling and take you on an adventure through our universe. Watching the projection through the supplied slide discs with a total of 24 images will not be boring, as the child can change them within a few seconds at the touch of a button.
The slide projectors are available in different designs and versions. For example, as a space rocket, which also serves an additional function as a night light, or in the form of a space telescope. In this design, the magical northern lights with their fascinating colour change of green, red, yellow, pink, violet and white bands have been integrated. The soothing play of colours helps you fall asleep better than counting sheep.
The first telescope of your own: discovering the stars at night...
For slightly older children, there is hardly anything more exciting than discovering the stars themselves. With the National Geographic 60/700, for example, we have an intuitive beginner's telescope for exploring our solar system: the moon and the planets can be observed very well. Children from the age of about 7 can use it to gain their first experience of the world of astronomy. With this telescope, the focus is both on a high-quality image (to make details visible) and on ensuring that the child is not overtaxed (the focus is on fun), but can still observe the starry sky on its own from time to time. Due to the azimuthal mount, the refracting telescope is intuitive to use, requires no prior knowledge and does not need to be specially aligned.
The telescope is also light enough to be taken along on trips or for a nighttime excursion into nature.
... and observe nature during the day
Thanks to the included inverted lens, the telescope can also be used for nature observation, as the inverted lens makes it possible to maintain an upright image.
Simulated starry sky: planetarium for the home
Exciting journeys through the vastness of the universe can usually be experienced by children (together with their parents, of course) in a planetarium. But when the planetarium is closed due to the Corona situation, they have to have their own astro-planetarium. Don't worry, this is not a multi-million dollar extension in the garden, but a handy astro-planetarium for the children's room from Bresser Junior.
With the professional astro-planetarium, the starry sky can be projected directly onto the ceiling - with day and time precision! In addition, thanks to an integrated motor, it is also possible to let shooting stars pass by. More than 8,000 celestial objects are stored on the projection screens. Wow effects are guaranteed.