Science Museum Star Projector

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About this product


  • Build a lamp that projects constellations and stars
  • Perfect for budding astronomers
  • Adjustable lamp angle for maximum effect

Product overview

• Build a lamp that projects constellations and stars
• Perfect for budding astronomers
• Adjustable lamp angle for maximum effect

What is a Star Projector?
Once built, this Star Projector casts accurate star constellations across your walls or ceilings. The kit contains everything you need to build a hendecahedron (11-sided) star projector that you can move and angle to give you an almost 360-degree starlit effect. Running on batteries, this lamp is portable and can be used in any room in the house.

What can I learn with this Star Projector?
The Star Lamp Projector is a fun and entertaining way to support learning about the Earth and Space which is part of the National Curriculum for Science at Key Stages 1 and 2.

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not worth the trouble! Fiddly to put together, came with a clear plastic covering that needed to be removed before putting the double sided tape on, but no mention of that in the instructions. Once it was assembled (which took a while) and turned on the stars are out of focus. We've had to fix it three times already and our son hasn't been rough with it, it's just from general handling, turning it on and off. Don't bother buying!!
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from PART MISSING - Check before giving as Christmas present Just returned one to Reading store as main plastic pentagon for assembling globe was missing. Checked remaining one in store that was also missing this key part. PLEASE CHECK BEFORE GIVING AS A CHRISTMAS PRESENT, thankfully I did.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fiddley to put together...but very effective when complete.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Fiddly and fell apart I got this as a gift. It was very fiddly to put together, I wasn't sure if the clear film should be removed or not as it wasn't in the instructions. The double sided tape was a nightmare to peel and not very adhesive as the whole thing came apart the next day. Only got to switch it on once and everything was out of focus.
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast delivery Quick delivery, especially as it was the week after Christmas, although had to return as the person I bought it for already had one. all in all, a great transaction, and will definitely shop again
Date published: 2017-01-07
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Brand Science Museum
Licensed Yes
Recommended Age 8+
Minimum Age 3+
Power Requirements 2x AA batteries (not included)
Package Width 130 mm
Package Depth 130 mm
Package Height 150 mm
Package Weight 270 g
Warranty 12 months
Package Contents
Star Projector Kit
User Manual
Science Museum Information Sheet
Required (Not Supplied)
2x AA Batteries
3mm Screwdriver

Hi can you tell me how far this lamp projects in meters?

Asked by: NicM
Unfortuently the manufacturer has not specified this information.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-06-13

What is the diameter of the 'globe' ?

Asked by: BobBennet
In order to answer your question, we will need to order this item in for accurate measurements to be taken. Once we have the required information, we will update this response.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2016-11-30

Can you power this projector from the mains, or is it only battery powered?

Asked by: Springett
This is only battery powered.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2016-11-05
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