From Trends, the Planetarium Star Globe creates a light-up globe of the major constellations such as Orion, Pegasus, and Ursa Major that projects onto the walls and ceiling of a darkened room.
The globe rotates the base and a light pointer allows you to highlight particular stars and constellations.
– Provides fascinating information about the planets in the solar system
– Supplied with LED light pointer.
– Detailed informative instruction manual.
What our testers said
“I like having all the stars in my bedroom.” – Girl aged 8
“It looks really cool.” – Girl aged 9
What our experts think
The Star Globe offers a fun and calming activity to help children to learn about the planets and constellations. The voice-over commentary was pitched at an appropriate level for the children, with enough information to get them interested without being overwhelming.
Our testers particularly liked the laser pointer feature, as this provided a further interactive element – ideal for children’s learning as it helps them engage with the facts they are listening to. The activity also provides a great jumping-off point for more discussion about space and astronomy. It helps if the projector is fairly close to the surface it is projecting on, the children enjoyed building a den to try it out in which worked very well!
– Encourages scientific discussion
– Develops knowledge about astronomy and science
– Great as a calming evening activity