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Do you have an iPhone? Do you like the Mars rovers? Check out the awesome my3D viewer.

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2011/12/19 06:57 CST

The Hasbro my3D viewer turns your phone into an electronic View-Master, making it easy to view color images in stereo.

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Reviews of space-themed books for kids ages 7 and up

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2011/12/02 01:06 CST

OK, this is my last pile of book reviews for this year: a collection of good books for kids older than mine.

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Reviews of two modular toys: Modular Robotics Cubelets and Sifteo Cubes

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2011/11/30 06:08 CST

OK, these aren't strictly space-related. But they seemed so awesome I couldn't resist buying them, and I imagine they'll appeal to a lot of space geeks as they did to me.

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Reviews of space-themed books & products for young children

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2011/11/30 01:13 CST

As I do every year, I've collected a bunch of new (or relatively new) books and other products on space themes for children.

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Book Review: Atlas of the Galilean Satellites, by Paul Schenk

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2011/11/18 12:59 CST

Not many subjects remain for which it is possible to assemble everything that we know about it in one book. Even for those subjects for which our knowledge is limited, knowledge seems always to be expanding exponentially. This is not true, however, for the Galilean satellites of Jupiter.

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Book Review: A More Perfect Heaven, by Dava Sobel

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2011/11/15 10:12 CST

As with her previous two books Longitude and Galileo's Daughter, Dava Sobel draws heavily on primary sources for her latest book, A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos.

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Book Reviews: Otherworldly skies, real and imagined

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2011/11/02 02:12 CDT

Today I'm reviewing -- and recommending -- two art-laden books. Michael Carroll's Drifting on Alien Winds is nonfiction, while the IAAA's The Beauty of Space is an art book, but both books are about describing our understanding of the alien-yet-familiar worlds across our solar system, and what they'd look like if we could stand on them.

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Book Reviews: Two books that deliver knowledge in little chunks

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2011/10/18 07:55 CDT

I consider October and November to be book review season. We're well out of the mental coasting of summer and have gotten into the groove of school and work in fall, and are in the relative quiet before the insanity of the season that stretches from Thanksgiving to the New Year, when much of the Western world will be scrambling to shop for presents for friends and family.

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Book reviews: T Minus and Laika

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2011/05/05 11:30 CDT

I recently read two graphic novels exploring the early history of spaceflight, and I'd like to recommend both for summer reading. Although the two overlap in time, they couldn't be much more different.

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Book reviews: Killing Pluto; Stars Above; Jars to Stars

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/12/08 10:50 CST

Book reviews: Killing Pluto; Stars Above; Jars to Stars

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Reviews of Ten Space-themed Books for Kids

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/11/19 04:38 CST

Reviews of Ten Space-themed Books for Kids

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Book review: Older than the Stars

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/09/14 11:15 CDT

Book review: Older than the Stars

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Review: "The Complete Sky & Telescope: Seven Decade Collection"

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/08/19 05:25 CDT

Sky & Telescope has just issued a set of 10 DVDs that contain every issue of the magazine published from the premier issue in November 1941 through December 2009, chronicling seven decades of scientific discovery and, of course, the entirety of the Space Age.

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Reviews of several space-themed books for young children

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/11/05 09:32 CST

Reviews of several space-themed books for young children

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