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Apollo and Space Shuttle male and female posable astronaut action figures.
Space Shuttle Discovery models you build and paint. For astronauts of all ages.
Space Shuttle Discovery Toys for kids or collectors. With boosters or without.
From Retro Rockets to Star Trek and Star Wars. Science Fiction pushes us to achieve.
Great for NASA space collectors or museums. High quality space shuttle replicas.
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Mars mud, mars sand and other fascinating space items for birthday parties.
The Apollo missions Lunar Landers and Saturn V Rockets inspire science and promote education.
Dress like a NASA astronaut with our Space Shuttle astronaut flight suits and costumes.
Fantastically detailed Apollo astronauts, capsules, and rockets. Apollo space memorabilia.
Space Toys Space Suits are detailed and wearable. A must for the museum or space center.
Glow in the Dark
Stars & Planets, Black Lights, Stickers and Plastic Stars. Make an amazing glowing night sky.
High quality commercial, experimental and civilian aircraft. Great gifts for pilots.
The Moon, Earth, Mars, Venus and even Floating globes.
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Astronomy & Science Calendars, Posters, & Gallery Prints
Universe of the Hubble Space Telescope Calendar
Nikon's Small World Calendar
Hubble Space Telescope Tee Shirts
Hubble Telescope Poster Series
Hubble Deep Field Video
Tadpole Galaxy Poster
Cone Nebula Poster
Omega Nebula Poster
Hubble Ultra Deep Field Gallery Print
Astronomical Observing Log
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Astronomy books, software, telescopes
Books from our "Astronomy Library":
The Facts on File Space and Astronomy Handbook
The Hubble Space Telescope
Exploring Our Solar System
The National Geographic Encyclopedia of Space
The Handy Space Answer Book
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WHAT IS ASTRONOMY?According to the American Heritage Dictionary, "Astronomy is the scientific study of the universe beyond the earth, esp. the observation, calculation, and theoretical interpretation of the positions, dimensions, distribution, motion, composition, and evolution of celestial bodies and phenomena."
Celestial bodies and phenomena included in the study of astronomy are:
The Solar System
The Planets & Satellites
The Space Age (Itself)
Instruments used in astronomy
Reflecting & Refracting Telescopes, etc.
The "astron" of astronomy is derived from the Greek, meaning star.
There are a number of words which are derived from "astron" and/or which complement or supplement astronomy. These include:
Astrochemistry–"The chemistry of stars and interstellar space."
Astrodynamics–"The dynamics of celestial bodies."
Astrogate–"To navigate a space craft."
Astrogeology–"The geology of celestial bodies."
Astrolabe–"A medieval instrument used to determine the altitude of the sun and other celestial bodies."
Astrometry–"The scientific measurement of the positions and motions of celestial bodies."
Astronaut–"A person trained to pilot, navigate, or otherwise participate in the flight of a spacecraft."
Astronautics–"The science and technology of space flight."
Astronavigation–"Navigation of spacecraft." "Celestial navigation."
Astronomer–"A scientist specializing in astronomy."
Astrophysics–"The physics of stellar phenomena."
There is also "Astrionics" which is "Electronics used in astronautics."
A Career in Astronomy
Often those seeking a career in astronomy or "space science" think "astronomer" or "astronaut" but the above word list shows that there are numerous areas of interest for those seeking a career in the "scientific study of the universe." Also, astronomy might be called a "combination science" in that it can be combined with other sciences and even arts–Photography, physics, geology, chemistry, etc. There is also "Radio Astronomy." As for the arts, there are artists who specialize in "celestial" art and printmaking, astronomy posters. Sculptors are also intrigued by the stars and planets and so are poets and other writers.
Computers have made their contribution to the science of astronomy with astronomy software, helping in the areas of observation, calculation (the mathematics of astronomy) and astronomy theory as well as general information and education, and in the invention of computerized telescopes.
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