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DIY Starry Sky Holoscope

DIY Starry Sky Holoscope

A holoscope is a mirrored box you can peer into and view kaleidoscopic images which reflect off of its walls. In this clip from Vitalius Space, he shows us how to build a simple cube-shaped holoscope which produces an infinite starry sky effect inside. With enough skill and patience, it’s possible to build more complex versions.

Planetary Panoramas 4K

Planetary Panoramas 4K

A while back, Vincent Brady created an otherworldly time-lapse video featuring night skies captured via a special 4-camera rig. He since remastered the clip in 4K, added new effects, and improved its visual fidelity. Be sure to check out the 360º/VR companion piece.

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Star Size Comparison

Star Size Comparison

Don’t feel small and insignificant enough today? Here, watch this. 3D graphics expert Álvaro Gracia Montoya of MetaBallStudio puts the size of the Earth and our Sun into perspective alongside some of the other stars and planets in the universe.

Ancestral Nights

Ancestral Nights

We love the perspectives in the latest vid from Harun Mehmedinovic and Gavin Heffernan of the Skyglow Project. Here, they offer a glimpse into what our evenings might have been like if we had lived with the ancient Anasazi. Bonus: an appearance at 1:03 by something bloody good.

Past Midnight Playing Cards

Past Midnight Playing Cards

We love the celestial background and colorful faceted backs on these cards by illustrator Iryna Semenova. The gemstone suits feature sapphire spades, ruby hearts, emerald clubs, and diamond diamonds. Now we want some Lucky Charms. Pre-order now for shipping starting 7/1/19.

Polaris Enamelware

Polaris Enamelware

Best Made Co. and illustrator Ross MacDonald present a limited-edition series of enamel-coated steel dinnerware, featuring a rich blue backdrop and constellation imagery, inspired by the night sky while camping out. Available in mugs, plates, and bowls, each sold in sets of two.

“Romantic” Star Projector

“Romantic” Star Projector

What’s so romantic about a star projector? Oh. Right. Still, you don’t really need a cuddle-buddy to appreciate this DIY astro-projector with a rotating base and compass point allignments.

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