Celestron SkyScout Handheld Planetarium

Talk about an amazing gift idea for anyone that loves astronomy. The SkyScout is a revolutionary handheld electronic gadget that uses advanced GPS technology to identify thousands of stars, planets, constellations and more with point and click simplicity.
Once you have targeted an object the real fun of this gift idea begins. SkyScout by Celestron is considered an educational gift idea too, the look and learn SkyScout includes entertaining and educational information, including facts, trivia, history and mythology about our most popular celestial objects. A fun learning gift for all ages, the SkyScout personal planetarium puts the knowledge of an expert astronomer in the palm of your hand.
  • To Locate celestial objects- Simply point the SkyScout at any star in the sky and click the target button. The SkyScout will tell you what object you are looking at.
  • To Identify a star or planet, select the object's name from the menu and follow the directional arrows through the viewfinder. SkyScout tells you when you are on target. It's that easy!
  • Locates over 6,000 stars, planets and constellations from built-in celestial database and provides scientific information for each object.
  • Tonight's Highlights: a customized list of the 20 best objects to view for your exact date, time and location anywhere in the world.
  • Man-made space objects: text description of some of the coolest objects man has sent into space including the International Space Station, the Hubble Space Telescope and the Space Shuttle
  • Glossary of astronomy terms including planets, comets, galaxies and more.
The Skyscout is the coolest gift gadget because for the first time, you can just point at something in the sky and press the button and have it identified for you. Think about it for a moment, finally you have an easy-to-use hand-held device that can tell you exactly what star or star formation you're looking at, and it's simple enough for all ages: just turn it on and it's ready to go!