Thames & Kosmos Telescope and Astronomy Kit

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"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.", Oscar Wilde said. Now, your children can follow the playwright's words and study the universe with this extraordinary telescope.
Designed for both beginner and advanced amateur astronomers, this super-powered tool is a must for space fanatics. The high-quality optics will allow you to see Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn and even the biggest planet in our solar system, Jupiter. You can track the Moon's craters, or other space groups like the Hercules nebula or the Andromeda galaxy. This isn't including the seemingly infinite number of stars to watch!
The optics are supported by a solid, durable construction and a sturdy aluminium tripod so that you can star-gaze for hours without trouble. This also includes a comprehensive and easy-to-follow instruction book. With this help, you'll quickly find the Moon, constellations and other planets in the night sky, without the harsh learning curve. The guide will also explain how to use the mass of accessories included, in this incredible discovery pack.
Thames & Kosmos
Care instructions
Choking hazard - small parts may be swallowed or inhaled. Strangulation hazard - may become wrapped around the neck. Keep packing and instructions as they contain important information.
Packaged: H81.3 x W25.9 x D13cm
Suitable From
12 years
Science and Discovery Toys
Telescopes and Microscopes
Not suitable for children under 3 years
Should be used under adult supervision

Brand story

Thames & Kosmos was founded in 2001 by a science museum director and her son, who saw the great need and demand for better science education materials — resources for parents and their children that are more engaging, more effective, more relevant, and more fun.

Thames & Kosmos operates as the exclusive arm of parent company, Franckh-Kosmos Verlags-GmbH & Co. KG — Kosmos for short — based in Stuttgart, Germany. Founded in 1822, Kosmos operated solely as a book publisher until the 1920s, when the company published its first science kits aimed at explaining the world of science to children and young adults by bringing it to life with hands-on experiments.

Generations of European children have discovered their enthusiasm for science through Kosmos science kits. Since 2001, Thames & Kosmos and Kosmos have teamed up to develop science kits for children in the United States and other English speaking markets around the world.


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