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Astronomy posters for kids room
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post Mar 22 2012, 04:35 PM
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Hi all,

I am looking for a nice poster of the planets for a kids room. I have seen some, but don't like them too much. I'd prefer that they show the planets in the correct relative sizes. Any good suggestions?

Thanks!
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bkellysky
post Mar 22 2012, 11:16 PM
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National Geographic still sells a wall map of the planets.
http://shop.nationalgeographic.com/ngs/cat...oryLevelId=A106
I had one long ago, post Voyager. I don't know if they have been updated or if their service is good.

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post Mar 22 2012, 11:33 PM
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I love Emily Lakdawalla's scale solar system poster; it shows everything (except the sun) with a diameter of 400 km or more (planets, dwarf planets, and moons) in correct relative sizes with approximately true colour. She explains it here: http://www.planetary.org/blog/article/00003282/ .
And you can buy copies of the poster here: http://www.cafepress.com/planetaryshop/7024823

(As you can see in the credits, some (most?) of the pictures were processed by posters here at unmannedspaceflight.)
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post Apr 18 2012, 11:04 PM
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Thanks, those posters are just beautiful Tunglere!
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post Apr 19 2012, 03:30 AM
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(I hope this is generic enough as to not be in conflict with forum rules, mods please feel free to correct me.)

You can make your own full color 11.25" x 17.3" poster of your favorite images for only $4.99 at a certain US office supply company's website:

http://www.staples.com/sbd/cre/products/12...6156/index.html

After I buy Emily's awesome Solar System Worlds and Mars Family Portrait posters, I plan to make a whole collection of my favorite images from MER and Cassini!

I can't speak for the print quality, but at this price I will take a chance. smile.gif


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post Apr 19 2012, 03:34 AM
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If you're a Costco member, you can get 12 by 18 prints for only $2.99; 20 by 30 for $8.99. I've printed posters there before and have been *very* happy with the print quality, given the price.


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post Apr 19 2012, 03:51 AM
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OK now you have me seriously adding up the membership costs to figure out my break even point!


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post Apr 19 2012, 04:00 AM
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I've heard you might be able to have a member buy you a gift card to use as a non-member.
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post Apr 19 2012, 04:08 AM
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I'm pretty certain a member can upload an image, pay with a credit card and have the poster mailed to someone else as a gift.


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post Apr 20 2012, 07:04 AM
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