Ep. 508: 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

We did it, we made it to the end of another year. Once again it’s time to wonder what gifts to get your beloved space nerds. We’ve got some suggestions. Some are brand new this year, others are classics that we just can’t help but continue to suggest. Let’s get into it.

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Show Notes

Red Bubble – visit the whole site, and you can also go to our CosmoQuestx Store here –
https://www.redbubble.com/people/cosmoquestx

National Geographic Space Atlas – https://shop.nationalgeographic.com/products/space-atlas-second-edition

The Chart of Cosmic Exploration https://shop.nationalgeographic.com/products/space-atlas-second-edition

Movaglobe https://www.movaglobes.com/

RASC Sky Atlas https://myscienceshop.com/product/book/81210

Astronomical Binoculors 15 x 75

Dobsonian Telescope

Software, such as Stellarium, phone apps

The Skeptics Guide to the Universe: https://www.theskepticsguide.org/the-skeptics-guide-to-the-universe-how-to-know-whats-really-real-in-a-world-increasingly-full-of-fake

Celestron Next Image Web Cam https://www.celestron.com/collections/neximage-astroimaging-cameras

Telescope Clip for your Cell Phone

Foot Warmers

Lego Sets Saturn V https://shop.lego.com/en-US/LEGO-NASA-Apollo-Saturn-V-21309
Go to the Movies

RimWorld Video Game https://store.steampowered.com/app/294100/RimWorld/

Evo Video Game

Oceanside Photo and Telescope https://optcorp.com/

Lost in Math https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Math-Beauty-Physics-Astray/dp/0465094252
Your Place in the Universe http://www.pmsutter.com/book/

The Universe Today Ultimate Guide to Viewing The Cosmos https://www.amazon.com/Universe-Today-Ultimate-Viewing-Cosmos/dp/1624145442/

FROM VIEWERS

From Tony Gadwa: book Ignition: https://www.amazon.com/Ignition-informal-history-liquid-propellants/dp/0813507251

From Tony Gadwa: Link to ZWO ASI120 MC i , great planetary / guide camera: https://astronomy-imaging-camera.com/product/asi120mc-color

Jim Meeker
Low light camera apps for phones are kind of cool. NightCap lets you do star trails, long exposure, etc.

From bknesheim: Sid Meiers – Alpha Centauri video game https://www.gog.com/game/sid_meiers_alpha_centauri

From Tim Heyes: icom pcr1000 (https://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/widerxvr/3628.html) or funcube dongle (http://www.funcubedongle.com/) for meteor detection

From Nancy G.:
Metal Earth 3-D models: https://www.metalearth.com/

UGears Mechanical Models: https://ugears.us/

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