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Editors’ Picks: Cosmos

Mar 7, 2014

by Stephanie Madewell

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In 1980, Carl Sagan took television viewers on an unforgettable tour of the universe in Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. Now, Neil Degrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, is hosting a new, 13-part series, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey – after all, a lot has happened in the last thirty years, even if it is just a blip in cosmic time.

In the original Cosmos, Sagan said, “Our feeblest contemplations of the Cosmos stir us – there is a tingling in the spine, a catch in the voice, a faint sensation, as if a distant memory, of falling from a height. We know we are approaching the greatest of mysteries.” Perhaps that’s why space inspires so many Etsy makers, and everything from the Hubble Space Telescope’s stunning images to breakthroughs in exploration influences their creations. Here’s a few that have caught our eye.

Planetary stickers let you rearrange the solar system to your own specifications.

Build a model of the Curiosity Rover with this incredible kit.

Dip a toe into deep space with nebula-patterned socks.

Even gas giants look warm and welcoming when they’re fashioned from felted wool.

Stash stellar sketches in an art journal adorned with the moon.

Colored diamonds set in oxidized sterling trace the Leo constellation.

A soft and sumptuous wool scarf is printed with images of the Carina Nebula.

Don’t just gaze at the Big Dipper; wear your own tiny, golden version of it.

Stamp a slew of Saturns to make galactic wrapping paper.

A skein of yarn takes its color cues from vibrantly-hued clouds of interstellar gas.

Because your cup of coffee will taste even better stirred with a few stars.

Amateur astronomers will be happy to rock a Hubble telescope tee.

Protect your coffee table and perfect your constellation-recognition skills with these clever coasters.

Every planet in our solar system (even controversial Pluto) appears as a pendant on this necklace.

A must-have collectible for the starstruck philatelist.

Brush up on your Martian geography with a vintage globe.

A glow-in-the-dark pillowcase does double-duty as a nightlight.

Cuddle up with Carl.

A stunning Hubble image inspired this one-of-a-kind quilt.

A vintage magic lantern glass slide is reborn as a stellar nightlight.

The cutouts on these silver earrings evoke the moon’s many craters.

Swirling bands of colored glaze call to mind harsh planetary atmospheres.

We love minouette’s prints of women scientists (especially the astronomers).

Give your flowerbeds a cosmic touch with a moon garden globe.

An amazing image of the aptly-named Mystic Mountain.

Astronomy Fabric Orion Nebula 17 x 17 inch on Cotton Sateen Fabric
Astronomy Fabric Orion Nebula 17 x 17 inch on Cotton Sateen Fabric
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Space Stickers Solar System Fridge Magnets Laptop Decals Sticker Pack Astronomy Space Gift Planets Set of Postcards Magnet Set Fridge Decal
Space Stickers Solar System Fridge Magnets Laptop Decals Sticker Pack Astronomy Space Gift Planets Set of Postcards Magnet Set Fridge Decal
$13.50 USD
Space Echo Socks
Space Echo Socks
$36.00 USD
Solar System Mobile - Planets - Eco Friendly - Natural - Felted Wool - Baby or Child Mobile
Solar System Mobile - Planets - Eco Friendly - Natural - Felted Wool - Baby or Child Mobile
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Moon SketchBook, Silver Moon Journal, Blank Moon Notebook, Space Gift, Artist sketchbook, Silver Moon Print, Love you to the moon
Moon SketchBook, Silver Moon Journal, Blank Moon Notebook, Space Gift, Artist sketchbook, Silver Moon Print, Love you to the moon
$16.00 USD
Constellation Ring - Leo - Zodiac Astrology Jewelry - Gypsy Set Ring - Leo Constellation Pave Set Colored Diamonds in Oxidized Silver Ring
Constellation Ring - Leo - Zodiac Astrology Jewelry - Gypsy Set Ring - Leo Constellation Pave Set Colored Diamonds in Oxidized Silver Ring
$285.00 USD
OOAK, Carina Nebula Wool Galaxy Scarf, Galaxy Printed Shawl.
OOAK, Carina Nebula Wool Galaxy Scarf, Galaxy Printed Shawl.
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Big Dipper Constellation Gold-Plated Sterling Silver Ear Climbers
Big Dipper Constellation Gold-Plated Sterling Silver Ear Climbers
$9.40 USD
Stellar - Assockilate SW Merino/Nylon Fingering - Variegated - 463 yds
Stellar - Assockilate SW Merino/Nylon Fingering - Variegated - 463 yds
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Space Tshirt, Mens T-shirt, Unisex T-shirt, Hubble Space Telescope, American Apparel Crew Neck, Hubble T-shirt, Short Sleeve, Gift for Men
Space Tshirt, Mens T-shirt, Unisex T-shirt, Hubble Space Telescope, American Apparel Crew Neck, Hubble T-shirt, Short Sleeve, Gift for Men
$18.00 USD
Wood Coasters - Star Constellations - set of 4 - night sky, hostess gifts, under 30, gifts for star gazers, astronomy gifts
Wood Coasters - Star Constellations - set of 4 - night sky, hostess gifts, under 30, gifts for star gazers, astronomy gifts
$32.00 USD
Long Solar System Galaxy Necklace - Elegant, Unique Space Jewelry - 14k Gold or Sterling Silver - Planets, Sun, Earth, Milky Way - 30" Chain
Long Solar System Galaxy Necklace - Elegant, Unique Space Jewelry - 14k Gold or Sterling Silver - Planets, Sun, Earth, Milky Way - 30" Chain
$160.00 USD
Vintage Mars Topography Globe 12" Inch Large Model Globe With Clear Acrylic Stand Solar System Educational Planet Sky & Telescope
Vintage Mars Topography Globe 12" Inch Large Model Globe With Clear Acrylic Stand Solar System Educational Planet Sky & Telescope
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ONE Glow In The Dark Constellation Moon Phases Screen Printed Pillowcase Gray/Yellow
ONE Glow In The Dark Constellation Moon Phases Screen Printed Pillowcase Gray/Yellow
$30.00 USD
STAR CLUSTER SAGITTARIUS 1918 - Vintage magic lantern glass slide light box
STAR CLUSTER SAGITTARIUS 1918 - Vintage magic lantern glass slide light box
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Astronomer Jocelyn Bell and the LGM-1 Print, History of Science, Women in STEM, Astronomy Lino Block Portrait Print
Astronomer Jocelyn Bell and the LGM-1 Print, History of Science, Women in STEM, Astronomy Lino Block Portrait Print
$39.00 USD

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