How to bring the night sky into your home
With a starry sky projector you can bring the night sky into your home – here you can see an overview of the devices you can use to observe stars or send children to the land of dreams.
BA look at the night sky reveals a lot – constellations, planets, satellites, falling stars and the Milky Way move overhead and ensure that for a moment we see our existence on earth with completely different eyes. The infinity of the universe is incomprehensible and therefore fascinating for young and old alike. With a starry sky projector, you can also dream of other galaxies in the living room or bedroom. In addition, with a home planetarium you can study the starry sky with its numerous constellations in detail without having to rely on clear visibility.
Home planetarium: detailed starry sky in your own home
With the home planetarium from Sega Toys * you can relax on the couch while the stars pass by above you. The two projection screens supplied show around 60,000 celestial bodies, so that the night sky of the northern hemisphere, including its fixed stars, is displayed true to life. Special highlights are the additional adjustable shooting stars that can pass by. The LED projector is operated with a power pack and can switch itself off thanks to the timer.
Starry sky projector for the baby
Starry sky projectors are also ideal as night lights: If the children are even smaller, a simplified representation is sufficient for many parents. We recommend, for example, the starry sky projector from Amouhom *, which can light up in different colors and is particularly popular with smaller children who are very interested in the starry sky. The color of the light can be changed with the help of the supplied remote control. The integrated timer ensures that the night light switches off automatically. The device works battery-operated – up to 14 hours of astronomy are possible per charge.
Starry sky projector for every occasion
Not only children or astronomy fans can enjoy a starry sky projector. There are also models that are suitable for a wide variety of occasions and ensure the right mood. For example the Tanbaby star projector *. This can rotate 360 ° and projects calming waves of water onto the walls. It also has a timer and Bluetooth, which you can use to play music or radio plays from your smartphone.
This projector from National Geographic * also has a music function and projects the current night sky onto the ceiling: it works precisely to the day and time, so that inside it can be tracked which constellations are currently visible. The battery-operated device also has a motor that allows shooting stars to pass the ceiling.
Another projector that is suitable for a wide variety of occasions is the Nigecue starry sky projector *. This is supplied with a remote control with which the various modes can be conveniently operated. In total, this projector has 15 different modes. It can also be varied by brightness and speed and can be ideally adapted to the mood.
An inexpensive starry sky projector is particularly suitable for babies or children – it provides atmospheric light in the evening hours and can help you fall asleep. A home planetarium that projects real constellations onto the ceiling is somewhat more expensive. The investment can be particularly worthwhile for astronomy fans, as the devices are able to faithfully reproduce the current starry sky in the northern hemisphere. The devices also usually offer a larger projection surface and thus sharper images.
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This article was first published on January 23, 2020.