Cool things Metro Parent editors love and you gotta have
Apr 24, 2012
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
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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!