This site lists and reviews those wonderful nightlights, constellation and star projectors, and other fascinating astronomical gadgets so enjoyed by people of all ages.
Whether you’re looking for soothing lights and sounds to help your baby fall asleep, a comforting nightlight for a toddler, or an astronomical projector to spark the imagination of a child then start browsing here.
You will also find more sophisticated projectors that show the night sky, constellations, and planets in more detail, so there’s something for teenagers and adults.
For those who have been moved to view the night sky for real we also list the tools for the task; reflector telescopes and refractor telescopes.
Constellation & Star Projectors
Children and adults are often thrilled to receive a constellation projector as a birthday or Christmas present. Of course, there’s no substitute for the night sky but for many viewing the constellations requires the right combination of time, opportunity, and ideal weather – not to mention the absence of any light pollution.
Instead many opt for a constellation projector on a bedroom wall or ceiling, or perhaps projected onto a screen. Not only is it a soothing and inspiring way to fall off to sleep but it’s also a way of getting to know the constellations. In this way, when the time is right, the viewer can more easily identify those in the night sky.
Soothing & Relaxing Nighlights
For younger members of the family there may not be the need for an accurate depiction of the constellations or the planets in their relative sizes and colours.
Perhaps, for babies and toddlers, all that is required is a pretty moving display of stars and crescent moons accompanied by gentle music.
Later on in life they may want something a bit more fun and inspiring, perhaps a dinosaur projector or their first planetarium projector.