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"Forget it. One of the most disappointing things I have…"
Forget it. One of the most disappointing things I have ever purchased in my life, which is a shame considering it's from National Geographic.<br>I bought this for my son's bedroom and was so baffled by its crapness; I kept re-reading the instructions and thinking I must have done something wrong. Only after I'd asked my husband to fettle it did I realise it truly was that crap.<br>First, you press the button to start it and it starts rotating, accompanied by a robotic and very short, naff commentary about astrology - not astronomy. It's like a cross between Russell Grant and Professor Hawkins telling you the least educational stuff you could think of.<br>Secondly, it doesn't project anything other than blurred images. Only when you hold it about 2ft from the ceiling can you make out any pictures at all - which I guess defeats the whole object really.<br>The good news is that National Geographic have produced another one, presumably because of all the complaints and refund requests they received after releasing the first. Unfortunately, I haven't bought it so can't say what it's like.<br>If you are planning to buy one, just make sure it's the newer version because there is little difference in the name (it's simply "National Geographic Planetarium";) and also, make sure you read up on it first. You might save yourself a few quid and a lot of hassle.Read moreLess
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