Tag: stars

It’s all about that space, ’bout that space.

It’s back to school time, which also means, back to school shopping time. That’s why we launched the first installment of our annual Cool Mom Picks Back to School guide, full of the coolest space accessories for kids. Yay geeks! From school supplies to cool shoes, even a must-have-go-right-now-and-look Neil DeGrasse Tyson pin, we’ve got a bunch space-tastic goodies for kids that will hopefully make them soar to new heights this back-to-school season. Oh how I love space puns. Whether your kids are already back, or you’ve still got a month to go (like us), head over to Cool Mom...

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SkyView stargazing app: Our cool free app of the week

Summer nights are perfect for staying up late, lying on the lawn (or roof deck if you’re a city dweller) and looking up at the stars. But, often, streetlights and other ambient light can make it hard to see everything that is up there clearly. Or, truthfully, I just don’t know what to tell the kids when they point at some bright speck and say, What is that? That’s why I’m so interested in the SkyView app, a free app for iOS and Android, that is a stargazer’s best tool for making the night sky not only beautiful but also educational. SkyView...

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Fun geeky stocking stuffers all under $10.

While we love finding cool gifts for kids under $15 that don’t seem like stocking stuffers, there’s something to be said for finding actual awesome stocking stuffers that won’t break the bank either. It’s not easy though when you’ve got an adult to shop for, or your kid is starting to outgrow mere candy canes and stickers. Here are a bunch of ideas from some of our favorite shops.   I love so many things at Kikkerland which is like ground zero for cool, affordable, geeky stocking stuffers. From a mini stylus (just $6 for 2) to fun little flashlights or these fun earbuds...

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Star Walk 2 app: It’s out of this world. Literally.

When the original Star Walk app launched a couple of years ago, it was an instant hit with us, even with the $5 price tag. Yes, kind of hefty for 2012 but totally worth it, especially for those of us who possessed that excitement and wonder about space, the planets and all those brilliant constellations. Now the super cool, interactive astronomy guide is back with a 2.0 version, and — believe it or not — it’s even better than the prequel. Star Walk 2 (iOS and UPDATED now for Android) still offers the augmented reality view of the stars up above. And it’s still as easy...

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Space: the final frontier. Of fashion.

The Hubble Telescope has given humanity a startling and beautiful glimpse into the wonders of space, from baby stars to colliding galaxies. And now you can carry them near your heart. Or on your purse. Or in your hair. These gorgeous 100% silk scarves from Slow Factory feature amazing photographs taken by NASA’s Hubble telescope. Nebulas, ice sculptures, supernovas, star nurseries, and many more concepts that might have been boring in college science books are suddenly stunning, seen in full color. Many of the scarves are on sale right now, with final prices ranging from $50 to $100, which...

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Ultimate Birthday Party Gift Guide

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