It's time to start gearing up for the holidays, and the epic sales are under way for space fans! 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, and space-themed apparel, household items and toys. If you're looking for Lego sets or "Star Wars"-related items, 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.
Telescopes, binoculars & books:
Celestron 127EQ PowerSeeker Telescope: The top-selling telescope on Amazon, the PowerSeeker is designed to give first-time telescope users the perfect combination of quality, value, features and power for a bargain — especially this Cyber Monday, with a sale price of $115 (compared to the usual $170).
Bushnell Legend L-Series Binoculars: Check out these Bushnell Legend L-series binoculars -- great for skywatching and moon-viewing -- was listed for $130, down from an original list price of price of $359, but is now listed at $162.
Price Change! G4Free Compact Binoculars: Another great discount on a much more inexpensive pair of skywatching binoculars, these G4Free Compact Binoculars are $26 down from a list price of $60. It was listed earlier at $21, so the price is going up.
Celestron 21024 FirstScope Telescope: This is an ideal entry-level telescope for beginners and kids alike. The FirstScope's tabletop spin-and-tilt design makes the device easy for kids to use. The optical tube is decorated with the names of noteworthy astronomers throughout history. Get it on sale today for $41, compared to the usual price of $50.
Celestron 21024-ACC FirstScope Accessory Kit: The FirstScope Accessory Kit expands the capabilities of the Celestron FirstScope telescope to give it new features, make it easier to use, enhance your views of the night sky, and make it safer to transport wherever you go. The set includes a 12.5-mm eyepiece, a moon filter, a finder scope and a carrying bag. Get it on sale for $19, down from the usual price of $23.
Celestron 21035 70mm Travel Scope: Perfect for amateur astronomers on the go, the Travel Scope by Celestron is compact and portable, and it comes with a handy backpack and tripod. This telescope is on sale for $60, or 30% off from the original price of $90.
Celestron SkyMaster Giant 15x70 Binoculars with Tripod Adapter: These giant binoculars provide phenomenal high magnification with a crisp and clear view. Specially designed for stargazers, these have a seriously large aperture that gathers enough light to see distant celestial objects in the night sky. These are Celestron's top-selling binoculars, and they're currently on sale for $60 (down from the regular price of $75).
Celestron 72022 SkyMaster DX 8x56 Binoculars: Save big on these high-performance astronomy binoculars this Cyber Monday! These usually retail for around $210, but today they're available for $158. Good for both skywatching and terrestrial viewing, the SkyMaster DX 8x56 binocular features high quality BaK-4 prisms and multi-coated optics for enhanced contrast.
Celestron 71198 Cometron 7x50 Binoculars: Get ready to see the next awe-inspiring comet with a pair of sleek, portable Celestron Cometron binoculars. The large, 50-mm objective lenses offer amazing light-gathering capabilities that bring celestial objects into bright, sharp focus, making them ideal for comet watching and stargazing. These are on sale for $24, down from the usual price of $35.
Celestron 71380 Granite Series 9x33 Roof Prism Binocular: As "the pinnacle of optical and mechanical design," according to Celestron, these top-of-the-line binoculars provide a spectacular image through a compact, ergonomic frame with the highest quality lenses. Made for hobbyists, these binoculars usually cost around $400. Now you can get them for just $248 — a whopping $152 discount!
Kindle Deal of the Day! Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson: For today only, the Kindle version of famed astrophysicst Neil deGrasse Tyson's latest book is on sale for just $8.91. That's 52% off the regular digital price of $17.48 and even more off the $18.95 print price. Take a voyage through the cosmos to learn the nature of space and time as only Tyson can show you in this #1 New York Times Bestseller. Read our interview with Tyson here: Neil deGrasse Tyson Talks 'Astrophysics for People in a Hurry'
Child's Introduction to the Night Sky: The Story of the Stars, Planets, and Constellations--and How You Can Find Them in the Sky: The title just about says it all! Get the hardcover edition of this book on sale for $10.49, down from the usual price of $20.
50 Things To See With A Telescope: This colorful kids' edition of the best-selling book "50 Things to See with a Small Telescope" explores the constellations with young stargazers, guiding them to dozens of galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters. The paperback version is on sale for $14 (down from $16), and the Kindle edition is available for $10 — or free with Kindle Unlimited.
STEM & Learning Toys:
Anki Overdrive: Fast & Furious Edition: Recommended for ages 8 and up, this racing system lets kids (and adults alike) use a mobile device to battle the Toretto crew and race high-tech robotic Supercars; you can build up to eight battlefields with magnetic track pieces. Our sister site Tom's Guide reviewed this product, giving it an 8 out of 10 rating, saying that the system "offers a fantastic racing experience for everyone and an extra treat for anyone who likes the films." Right now, Amazon is selling Anki Overdrive for $120, down from the normal list price of $170.
Osmos Genius Kit: Winner of multiple toy awards, this kit turns your iPad into an interactive game station. The five separate games teach kids math, spelling, visual thinking, problem solving and creative drawing. Recommended for ages 5-12. Listed for $67, down from $100 (and from $75 on Black Friday).
Thames & Kosmos Remote-Control Machines: Space Explorers Science Kit: Kickstart the career of a young space engineer with the Thames and Kosmos engineering kit, which allows the user to build their own remote-controlled Mars rover. Adults are also welcome to tinker with this awesome engineering toy. Currently listed for $56, compared to a list price of $100.
litteBits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit: This IS the droid STEM kit you're looking for! littleBits' Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit allows your little Jedi (or Sith, we don't want to presume) to create their own droid from a galaxy far, far away. The kit comes with everything from batteries to decorative stickers, and an app that lets kids control their droid creation and teach it moves like head spins and self navigation. The Amazon sale price of $79 (down from $99.95) is the lowest the kit has sold far since its debut earlier this year.
Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit: This 20-piece kit "allows your young scientist to explore and learn the basics of science from chemical reactions to the use of science tools," according to the manufacturer, Scientific Explorer. The kit is built on principles of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and includes open-ended toys to construct and explore. The "mind-blowing" experiments include creating a sunset in a test tube and making a color-changing volcano. The kit is recommended for kids 6 and older, with adult supervision. For Cyber Monday, Amazon is selling the kit $10.49, or 56% off the normal listing price.
Toys and Lego:
Star Wars The Black Series First Order Stormtrooper with Gear (Amazon Exclusive): This collectible 6-inch Stormtrooper figure from The Black Series is carefully detailed to look just like one of the iconic troopers from the Star Wars films, and it comes with eight authentic and detailed accessories. This Amazon exclusive is on sale for $28, down from the usual price of $35.
Lego Space Shuttle Explorer Kit: Bring home your own piece of the space program with this great Lego kit. The pieces in the Space Shuttle Explorer set can also be used to make a space rover and a planetary base. Currently $25 down from a list price of $30.
Lego Star Wars VIII BB-8: Bring home one of the most adorable robots in the "Star Wars" universe, with this 1160-piece Lego BB-8. The sale price is $80, compared to a regular price of $100.
Lego Friends Amusement Park Space Ride: Built an adorable little rocket-themed amusement park with this Lego Friends play set! The kit comes with 195 pieces and is on sale for $14, down from its usual price of $20.
Deal ended, no longer available: Sphero R2-D2 App-Enabled Droid: Bring home your own little R2-D2! This adorable robot is controlled with a downloadable Sphero app via bluetooth, comes with several pre-set commands and can be programmed with custom codes. The sale price is $129, compared to a regular price of a regular price of $180.