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Six ways to explore the night sky with these astronomical deals | The Sun

Aug 19, 2022

AS darkness falls earlier and the nights are still warm, it’s a great time for stargazing.

Find your way around the night sky with my easy tips for both adults and children.

TRI OUT TELESCOPE: It doesn’t need to cost the Earth to encourage a love of the universe.

For just £15 you can get a Science Mad telescope, with a table-top tripod included, from The Works, which mini space explorers will love.

’APPY STARGAZING: Download free apps to help you navigate the night sky.

I like the free versions of Stellarium, and Star Tracker, which will help you identify stars, constellations and planets.

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STELLAR SHOW: When it comes to plain speaking about all things space related, Adrian West is your man.

The author of The Secret World Of Stars (Kindle version, £2.99, on Amazon.co.uk), he posts online as Virtual Astro and is the creator of the sell-out Night Sky theatre show.

TAKE A SPACE TRIP: Dark Sky Discovery Sites are places where you can get great views of the stars on a cloudless night, away from light pollution.

Find your nearest at www.darkskydiscovery.org.uk.

CHART TOPPER: For a romantic gift, the Chartologist Night Sky interactive poster from Prezzybox.com is a keeper.

Stargazers and lovers can scratch off the constellations as they enjoy evenings under the stars together for years to come.

It’s now £9.99, down from £26.95.

LUNAR LESSONS: Get star gazing tuition from an astronomer from the comfort of your own home and it won’t cost the sun, moon and stars.

The online experience, priced at £18, is available from virginexperiencedays.co.uk.

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Deal of the day

CUT the price of a good mow with Bosch’s Easy Grass Cut cordless trimmer, down from £89 to £49 at B&M.

SAVE: £40

Cheap treat

WITH a pack of five Mr Kipling Mini Battenbergs half price at Sainsbury’s, now £1.15, you can make the most of an exceedingly good deal.

SAVE: £1.15

What’s new?

BUY six bottles of wine at Asda and save 25 per cent.

The deal, which runs to August 29, applies to all bottles costing at least £4.75.

Included is Asda’s award-winning Extra Special Rueda, £5.50 a bottle.

Top swap


GUESTS will love the Hallie click-clack sofa bed in pink velvet from Made.com for £450, but hosts may rest easier on the blush pink Bower sofa bed from Homescapesonline.com for £199.99.

SAVE: £250.01

Leah’s little helper

MAKE chores less of a snore with 20 per cent off Method’s home cleaning range.

Find the eco-friendly range, including this Wild Rhubarb all-purpose anti-bac cleaner, at methodproducts.co.uk.

It’s down from £3.50 to £2.80.

Shop and save

COOK Sunday lunch with Morrisons’ pork shoulder, now £3.50 per kilo (in-store only).

A similar roasting joint on its website is £5 a kilo.

SAVE: £1.50 a kilo

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GET up to 50 per cent off selected stationery and crafts at Wilko. This five-pack of black Sharpie pens is £2.50 instead of £5.

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