I love the night sky, but beyond “The Plough” and Venus, I get a bit stuck trying to identify the various planets, stars, and constellations, so the SkyScout Personal Planetarium sounds like a great little gadget.
It’s fitted with a GPS unit, so wherever you are, it can identify what you’re looking at. Alternatively, if you want to find a particular object, the unit will guide you to the correct spot in the sky.
It’s also loaded up with useful facts and trivia about skyward stuff, and can be updated via its USB connection.
It’s not cheap, retailing at around US$300.
(Via Gadget Sleuth)