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Scientific Explorer Space Theater Planetarium

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  • Fun tool to introduce your child to the wonders of the starry night sky
  • Hundreds of small holes each project the image of a single star on the ceiling
  • Space Theater audio CD provides instructions and mixes facts with stories about stars and constellations
  • Includes a projector base, adapter ring, (6) constellation masks, night vision saver, (2) bulbs, science manual and more
  • Recommended for children 8-years of age and older
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Description

Product Description

The POOF-Slinky 06400 Scientific Explorer Space Theater Light-Up Planetarium is a fun tool to introduce your child to the wonders of the night sky and the visible parts of our immense universe. The Space Theater Light-Up Planetarium activity set includes a projector base that houses your light source and electric circuitry (requires (2) "C" batteries not included). The Star Dome is held in place with an adapter ring and has hundreds of small holes that each project the image of a single star. The Sky Mask is a second dome to project stars that are only visible in the night sky on a particular date and time. The (5) other Constellation Masks fit over the other masks to isolate (5) to (7) different important star groups or constellations to making learning and identifying easy. There’s a Constellation Mask for each season, plus one for the stars of the northern sky that never set. All constellation masks can be adjusted to the different location of stars at different dates and times. The Space Theater audio CD mixes amazing scientific facts with ancient stories about the stars and constellations and comes with directions on how to use the constellation masks. The Night Vision Saver helps you view the star maps in the Space Theater guide or change the masks in the dark while viewing your ceiling display. This kit includes a projector base, Star Dome, adapter ring, audio CD, Sky Mask, (5) Constellation Masks, Night Vision Saver, (2) bulbs and 32-page instruction science manual. Scientific Explorer is the industry leader in science kits that help develop critical thinking skills, inspire imagination and encourage exploration through interactive experiments and activities that make learning fun. The POOF-Slinky 06400 Scientific Explorer Space Theater Light-Up Planetarium is recommended for children 8-years of age and older. POOF-Slinky is the manufacturer of the world famous Slinky and the top selling POOF foam sport balls in North America, both manufactured in Plymouth, MI and Hollidaysburg, PA. Ideal and Scientific Explorer are other well-known brands, rounding out the POOF-Slinky family. With roots in the toy industry for over 100-years, POOF-Slinky brands continue to grow and broaden. New generations of kids, their parents and grandparents have proven that classic toys never go out of style. Visit www.amazon.com/alex-brands for more information on Alex Brands and our best-selling line of educational and entertaining products for kids.

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The POOF-Slinky 06400 Scientific Explorer Space Theater Light-Up Planetarium is a fun tool to introduce your child to the wonders of the night sky and the visible parts of our immense universe. The Space Theater Light-Up Planetarium activity set includes a projector base that houses your light source and electric circuitry (requires (2) "C" batteries not included). The Star Dome is held in place with an adapter ring and has hundreds of small holes that each project the image of a single star. The Sky Mask is a second dome to project stars that are only visible in the night sky on a particular date and time. The (5) other Constellation Masks fit over the other masks to isolate (5) to (7) different important star groups or constellations to making learning and identifying easy. There’s a Constellation Mask for each season, plus one for the stars of the northern sky that never set. All constellation masks can be adjusted to the different location of stars at different dates and times. The Space Theater audio CD mixes amazing scientific facts with ancient stories about the stars and constellations and comes with directions on how to use the constellation masks. The Night Vision Saver helps you view the star maps in the Space Theater guide or change the masks in the dark while viewing your ceiling display. This kit includes a projector base, Star Dome, adapter ring, audio CD, Sky Mask, (5) Constellation Masks, Night Vision Saver, (2) bulbs and 32-page instruction science manual. Scientific Explorer is the industry leader in science kits that help develop critical thinking skills, inspire imagination and encourage exploration through interactive experiments and activities that make learning fun. The POOF-Slinky 06400 Scientific Explorer Space Theater Light-Up Planetarium is recommended for children 8-years of age and older. POOF-Slinky is the manufacturer of the world famous Slinky and the top selling POOF foam sport balls in North America, both manufactured in Plymouth, MI and Hollidaysburg, PA. Ideal and Scientific Explorer are other well-known brands, rounding out the POOF-Slinky family. With roots in the toy industry for over 100-years, POOF-Slinky brands continue to grow and broaden. New generations of kids, their parents and grandparents have proven that classic toys never go out of style.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 9.5 x 9 inches ; 2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More
  • Origin: China
  • ASIN: B000063TQM
  • Item model number: 6400
  • Our recommended age: 8 - 14 years
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 8 - 10 years
  • Batteries 2 C batteries required.
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,475 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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84 of 85 people found the following review helpful By birdiebyrd on August 12, 2005
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Overall I am pleased with this product. I work for a science center with a real planetarium and wanted an inexpensive, easy to use unit to do outreach programs for small groups. I think this is the best of what is available in the "toy" planetariums. It is accurate enough and the constellations are easy to identify. I use a colored laser pointer to help sort and identify stars for my audience. This is a good suggestion for anyone who buys this product to share with their child. My biggest disappointment is that is requires a pretty dark room to show up well. Otherwise, I would recommend it for any budding astronomers, young or old.
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45 of 45 people found the following review helpful By engineering mom on November 27, 2005
This was my third try at trying to find a star projector for my son's room...The first was the "Star Theater II"(horrible!). Then I tried the "Create a night sky projection kit"(too much work punching non-perforated holes to make the stars and constructing the paper dome and base with double sided tape, that by the way was a complete mess, to only get the thing taped together for the very cheaply made lamp not to work!). By the time I purchased this one, my expectations were not very high.

When I put the batteries in the Space Theater, the connection was bad at the battery contacts...the light would not stay on unless you pressed the batteries. I took it back to the hobby store and they adjusted the contact. When I finally got the it in my son's room, I wasn't blown away...just satisfied that his ceiling finally looked like it had stars on it. Actually, when you first turn it on, it looks like white circles, but after 5 minutes, dim the light on the projector and it actually doesn't look too bad (the handbook has a section on using the dimmer switch).

Overall, I'm satisfied with my purchase.
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169 of 192 people found the following review helpful By C. Smillie on November 17, 2004
A few days ago I had the audacity to write a review before I ordered this planetarium, because my reading of the reviews of this and one other toy planetarium suggested that two "disappointed" dads were confused. I said I would write another review once the planetarium arrived.

Well, I just received the planetarium, and I now count myself among the disappointed.

So, I'm writing this review to correct the earlier one, written when I had only ordered the Space Theatre, but before it had arrived. Due to rules governing this site, I could not post this corrected review til I removed the first.

The "sky" offered is a very narrow part of the sky, maybe 20 degrees of arc, just what might be seen straight above, with no peripheral view. There is no attempt to reproduce stars closer to the horizon or even those as you gaze upwards 45 degrees.

And the "stars" as projected on my ceiling, just eight feet (2.44 meters) above the floor, and about 2 meters (6 or 7 ft) above the table on which the planetarium sat, are each much too big, not pinpoint stars at all. Each star is about a centimeter or two in diameter, as if every star in the upper sky were suddenly enlarged, blown up, with not enough dark sky between them. Instead of a dark night sky, with little starlights, we have instead a polka dot sky, with hundreds of flat circles of light, like so many large buttons thrown onto the ceiling.

Only when the planetarium was held up high, only a foot from the ceiling, did the stars have an appropriate small size, bright intenstity and tight resolution. But then of course, with the light source and theater so close to the ceiling, the reproduced "sky" was only about a meter across.
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80 of 92 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 31, 2002
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I looked high and low for an accurate home planetarium that projected white stars on a dark ceiling instead of a light projector with black stars and writing you couldn't even read. This home planetarium is accurate and easy to use with the instructional book and cd. We've used other home planetariums and this is the one to buy. Works in any room, no matter the size. The cd is easy to use and really helps children learn the stars.. and it's fun too!! Your children will be in awe! It's as close as you can get to a real Planetarium in a museum. Just turn out the lights, set the projector according to the instructional guide and watch the white lights as the cd guides you through the cosmos!!
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By K. Lane on January 25, 2006
I ordered this item with the hopes of creating a fun bedtime environment for my 2-year-old, thinking that the display of stars on her bedroom ceiling would be spectacular. Instead, I was disappointed that this toy achieved nothing more than I could have produced with black construction paper, a hole puncher, and a flashlight.

The base does not rotate, so the "stars" (which are merely small circles of light) only cover a small portion of the surface onto which they are projected. Overall, I was disappointed that this toy did not meet the expectations which motivated its purchase. Maybe it would be more purposeful in another situation - for example, a school project to simply learn more about constellations and how to identify them.

Even though I was disappointed with my purchase, I would not necessarily say that the item does not meet its item description - it just simply does not produce a spectacular "planetarium-like" display and is not worth the price of $29.99.
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