Cool Gift of the Day
Friday, December 16, 2005
What it is:
A globe which lights up to reveal hidden secrets, a map of the stars beneath the regular globe.
Why we love it:
Exploring the natural world is one of the great joys of childhood. Children have the unique opportunity to discover the way the world works with fresh eyes, and learn all about the universe in which they live. It is always a good gift to help a child explore this big and fascinating world, or perhaps to remind a grown-up kid how much they used to love the mysteries of space. The Illuminated Universe Globe is a perfect reminder of how spectacularly cool science can be. Like a superhero, it's a mild-mannered ordinary globe by day, but when night falls it becomes a breathtaking view of the heavens. Sensors in the globe tell it when it's nighttime, and the illumination comes on, hiding the traditional globe with all the oceans and landmasses and revealing a night sky, complete with 88 accurately represented constellations. It's a breathtaking and beautiful way to discover the world we live in, and the sky above it.
Who we'd give it to:
Kids, astronomy buffs, science geeks, anyone with a love of the natural world.