Create your own starry nights with HomeStar

$350 planetarium has a name that reminds me of Trogdor the Burninator.

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I guess there are a lot of things you can do with a home planetarium projector, like the HomeStar Pro Planetarium that I read about on Uncrate. You can use it to create spectacular ceiling art for your next party (just make sure nobody spills anything on the $350 projector), or to woo that cute astronomy geek next door. Or, you could (gasp) actually learn about the night sky. It's got all kind of cool stories behind it, you know, like science-y stuff and mythology and whatnot. For real.

But, since it's Monday morning and I've already had three cups of the strongest coffee that I could find in the office, I'd prefer to focus on the product name. HomeStar? You think maybe it can project the Trogdor the Burninator constellation on my ceiling? I've always wanted to know whether that was visible in the northern night skies in the winter. It's be a total bummer if it were one of those sidereal arrays that you could only see in the Southern Hemisphere. Maybe I should e-mail Strong Bad about it.

Lame reference, I know, but I reiterate: it's Monday.

About the author

Caroline McCarthy, a CNET News staff writer, is a downtown Manhattanite happily addicted to social-media tools and restaurant blogs. Her pre-CNET resume includes interning at an IT security firm and brewing cappuccinos.

 

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