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Apr 24, 2012
03:23 PM

Cool Kids Stuff for Astronomy Week

We've got a sweet telescope, Star Wars planetarium, rocket T-shirt – even weird alien creature toys – all sure to put stars in your family's eyes

Cool Kids Stuff for Astronomy Week

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Whether you and the kids are glued to nighttime constellations or you can't tell the Big Dipper from a slotted spoon, it's prime time to get cosmic. This is Astronomy Week, after all (running April 23-29, with Astronomy Day proper falling on Saturday, April 28). Here in southeast Michigan and beyond, local astronomical clubs, planetariums, museums and other groups are turning their attention and telescopes to the starry skies. The idea is to boost public awareness of our big, awesome universe. So for this week's Gimme Gimme, it seemed only fitting to go on our own little space mission – for the coolest, space-themed toys in the galaxy (or at least on Google). These galactic goods definitely sent us over the moon!

Apr 28, 2012 03:29 pm
 Posted by  Carolyn

These ideas are great and even as our children get older it's wonderful that we supported these interests. Our son's loved this, attended Space Camp, visited Cranbrook, loved the Smithsonian Air and Space museum.

It all paid off because they just finished a very difficult college Astronomy course and they both got a B.

I'd urge parents to take these and provide fun learning paths for your children.

Carolyn

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