Review: The Year in Space wall calendar for 2015

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It’s that time of year again and the new 2015 edition of The Year in Space calendar is now available! This beautiful and stunning large-format wall calendar, published in cooperation with The Planetary Society, is a unique and awe-inspiring gift for every space and astronomy enthusiast. There are relatively few space-themed calendars out there, and this one is by far the best that you will find, taking you on a year-long guided tour of the universe!

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It is still the same huge size as before, measuring 40 centimetres x 56 centimetres (16 inches x 22 inches) when hanging up! There is plenty of room for tons of images and information, and that space is used to full advantage.

After a great introduction by Bill Nye, the Science Guy and CEO of The Planetary Society, the pages are filled with over 120 images (seven or more images per month), Moon phases, planet visibility and more than 100 sky events. There are also detailed descriptions of images and hundreds of dates in space history listed in the primary calendar area, as well as mini-bios of historical astronomers, astronauts and scientists.

There is also room for notes and major holidays are listed for the U.S. and Canada.

The calendar has also been named the Science Geek Gift of the Year by the well-known MSNBC Cosmic Log website.

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You can preview and order the calendar here; by ordering online, you can purchase the calendar for only $13.95 US, with additional discounts for bulk orders, for savings of 22% – 39% off the usual $17.95 price. Shipping is free within the U.S..

This is a great way to both purchase your calendar and also help further space exploration at the same time. There is also a money-back guarantee, so what more could you ask for?

Paul Scott Anderson is a freelance space writer with a life-long passion for space exploration and astronomy. He started his blog The Meridiani Journal in 2005, which is a chronicle of planetary exploration. He also publishes The Exoplanet Report e-paper. In 2011, he started writing about space on a freelance basis, and now also currently write for AmericaSpace and Examiner.com. He has also written for Universe Today and SpaceFlight Insider, has been published in The Mars Quarterly and has done supplementary writing for the well-known iOS app Exoplanet for iPhone and iPad.

Cosmos 2.0: a space science classic rebooted for the 21st century – a review

Banner image for Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. Credit: FOX
Banner image for Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. Credit: FOX

When it comes to presenting space exploration and science to the general public, there is one program that continues to stand out, setting the standard for how it should be done: Cosmos, hosted by the late Carl Sagan, in 1980 (who passed away in 1996). Both visually captivating and filled with scientific facts, the 13-part series took viewers on a journey through the universe, while explaining our place in it in a way that was easy to understand by non-scientists. Now, in 2014, the landmark series has been reborn for a new generation.

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Paul Scott Anderson is a freelance space writer with a life-long passion for space exploration and astronomy. He started his blog The Meridiani Journal in 2005, which is a chronicle of planetary exploration. He also publishes The Exoplanet Report e-paper. In 2011, he started writing about space on a freelance basis, and now also currently write for AmericaSpace and Examiner.com. He has also written for Universe Today and SpaceFlight Insider, has been published in The Mars Quarterly and has done supplementary writing for the well-known iOS app Exoplanet for iPhone and iPad.

Review: The Year in Space wall calendar for 2014

Credit: Paul Scott Anderson
Credit: Paul Scott Anderson

Every year at this time there are a lot of new calendars to choose from, but only a few that are space or astronomy-related, or visually stunning or unique enough to stand out from the crowd. If that is what you are looking for, then look no further. The new 2014 edition of the Year in Space calendar is now available! This beautiful calendar is published in cooperation with The Planetary Society.

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Paul Scott Anderson is a freelance space writer with a life-long passion for space exploration and astronomy. He started his blog The Meridiani Journal in 2005, which is a chronicle of planetary exploration. He also publishes The Exoplanet Report e-paper. In 2011, he started writing about space on a freelance basis, and now also currently write for AmericaSpace and Examiner.com. He has also written for Universe Today and SpaceFlight Insider, has been published in The Mars Quarterly and has done supplementary writing for the well-known iOS app Exoplanet for iPhone and iPad.

Review: The Year in Space wall calendar for 2013

The Year in Space wall calendar for 2013.

If you are a space exploration fan and need a wall calendar for the new year, then look no further. The new 2013 edition of the Year in Space calendar is now available! This beautiful calendar is published in cooperation with The Planetary Society.

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Paul Scott Anderson is a freelance space writer with a life-long passion for space exploration and astronomy. He started his blog The Meridiani Journal in 2005, which is a chronicle of planetary exploration. He also publishes The Exoplanet Report e-paper. In 2011, he started writing about space on a freelance basis, and now also currently write for AmericaSpace and Examiner.com. He has also written for Universe Today and SpaceFlight Insider, has been published in The Mars Quarterly and has done supplementary writing for the well-known iOS app Exoplanet for iPhone and iPad.