This ten-inch-diameter acrylic globe has a light inside, allowing it to function in two modes. In its non-illuminated day mode, the globe displays a detailed, exquisitely designed physical and political map of Earth. At a glance, you can see country borders, mountains, rivers, and more. When the internal illumination is switched on in night mode, a map image with the most important stars and constellations shines through from the inside, revealing a beautiful representation of the starry sky. A 20-page, full-color manual explains the globes features and includes useful information about geography and astronomy. The globe plugs into standard wall outlets and has an on-off switch on the cord. For ages: 7+
About Thames & Kosmos: Thames & Kosmos was founded in 2001 by a science museum director and her son, who saw the great need and demand for better science education materials — resources for parents and their children that are more engaging, more effective, more relevant, and more fun.