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Black Friday 2019: The Best Gifts and Deals for Space Fans

It's time to start gearing up for the holidays, and the epic sales are under way for space fans this upcoming Black Friday! 

So, here's a roundup of the best deals online for out-of-this-world gifts. We've scoured Amazon.com to find holiday discounts and deals on things like telescopes and binoculars, space-themed apparel, household items and toys. If you're looking for Lego sets or "Star Wars"-related items, you can also check out our Lego deals page here and "Star Wars" deals page here.

If you're searching for a new telescope and aren't sure which one is right for you, be sure to check out our telescope guide pages to find the best options for beginners, hobbyists, kids, skywatchers on the move and anyone on a budget. And check out our binoculars buying guide if you're looking for something more compact. For more ideas on gifts for the space fan in your life, check out our space gift guide and our space gift guide for kids. And, if you're looking for awesome tech this year, check out our sister site Tom's Guide for more Black Friday deals

Telescopes, binoculars & books

MaxUSee 70mm Refractor Telescope | Was $60 | Down to $46

This portable telescope is perfect for beginners and families with young children. It comes with a tripod, a finder scope, 3 magnification eyepieces and even a moon mirror. View Deal

Celestron - 70mm Travel Scope | Was $90 | Down to $60

This 70mm travel scope is not only great for beginners, it's also equipped with superior optics and even comes with an astronomy software package, a bonus bag and a tripod. View Deal

PowerSeeker 127 EQ Telescope | Was $170 | Down to $120

This top-selling telescope on Amazon was a huge hit in 2017 and it's back again this year. The PowerSeeker is designed to give first-time telescope users the perfect combination of quality, value, features and power for a bargain.
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Celestron - PowerSeeker 50AZ | Was $50 | Down to $40

This telescope is easy to use and powerful all at the same time. It's lightweight and compact, so it's easy to bring along camping or on family stargazing trips. It comes with four eyepieces and a 2-year warranty.
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ToyerBee Telescope | Was $80 | Down to $68

This basic scope is well-suited for beginners and families with young children looking to get into astronomy and explore the vast cosmos from their own backyards.
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BARSKA Starwatcher Refractor Scope |Was $70 | Down to $54

This entry-level scope has interchangeable eyepieces for versatility and comes complete with a tabletop tripod to make it easy for skywatchers of all ages to explore the night sky. The telescope also comes with a soft carrying case and a limited lifetime warranty.  View Deal

STEM & Learning Toys

Solar System Planetarium |Was $11 | Down to $9

With this DIY, glow-in-the-dark planetarium kit, you can build our solar system yourself! A fun and educational kit, this includes planets, stencils, a squeeze glow paint pen, rods, string, a wall chart of space facts and 10 sets of "Kidz Quiz" questions.View Deal

Toys and Lego

Spaceteam: A Fast-paced Card Game | Was $30 | Down to $25

This self-categorized "fast-paced, cooperative, shouting card game" is described as chaotic and perfect for "people who are into spaceships and shouting at their friends." This game is for ages 10 and up.
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LEGO City Space Mars Research Shuttle | Was $40 | Down to $32

This 273-piece set lets you explore Mars from the comfort of your own home. It includes 2 Lego city Mars astronaut minifigures and pieces that build a space shuttle model, a Mars rover and a helidrone. View Deal

LEGO Star Wars AT-ST Raider | Was $50 | Down to $40

For fans of the newly-released series The Mandalorian, this 540-piece set will immerse you in the "Star Wars" universe. The set comes with 4 Lego "Star Wars" minifigures, including the Mandalorian, Cara Dune and 2 Klatooinian Raiders. The minifigures are even equipped with 3 blaster rifles and a blaster. The main feature of this set is the AT-ST Raider. View Deal

LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V | Was $120 | Down to $90

This set brings the iconic Apollo 11 launch to life. The 1900-piece set  is approximately a 1:110 scale model of NASA's Saturn V rocket that lifted Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins to the moon in 1969. View Deal

PLAYMOBIL Mission Rocket | Was $70 | Down to $55

With working lights and sounds, this set includes a rocket, a launchpad and two astronauts who you can launch into space! The set comes with a capsule that you can send astronauts to Mars in. The set, which does not include batteries, does include a countdown, thrusters and audible space communications. View Deal

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