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Smithsonian Planetarium Projector

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$29.99 when purchased online

About this item

Highlights

  • Make every night a special one, by bringing the nighttime sky into your child’s room!
  • Watch a rotating star pattern of the northern sky.
  • Project high-definition space images alongside the stars: planets, nebulae, moons, asteroids, satellite, space station, astronaut, Space Shuttle and more! More than 50 different image combinations!
  • 15-minute auto-shut-off lets kids fall asleep under a magical night sky.
  • Includes STEM educational content.
  • Requires 3 “AA” batteries (not included).
  • Ages 8+

Description

Bring the nighttime sky into your child’s room with this mesmerizing, dual-function planetarium projector. Just aim the projector at a light-colored wall or ceiling, and gaze at a rotating star pattern of the northern sky. Three disks feature 24 high-definition space images to project alongside the stars: planets, nebulae, moons, asteroids and more. The Smithsonian Planetarium Projector features a 15-minute auto-shut-off, so you can fall asleep under a magical night sky. It comes with STEM educational content and requires 3 AA batteries (not included). Ages 8+.
Suggested Age: 8 Years and Up
Educational Focus: Science, Technology
Power Source: Battery
Battery: 3 AA Alkaline, Required, Not Included
Warranty: No Applicable Warranty. To obtain a copy of the manufacturer's or supplier's warranty for this item prior to purchasing the item, please call Target Guest Services at 1-800-591-3869
TCIN: 52213640
UPC: 042409517826
Item Number (DPCI): 086-00-3377
Origin: Imported
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it.

Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 5.26 inches length x 11.66 inches width x 14.96 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.85 pounds

Return details

This item can be returned to any Target store or Target.com.
This item must be returned within 90 days of the date it was purchased in store, shipped, delivered by a Shipt shopper, or made ready for pickup.
See the return policy for complete information.

Q: Does it shut off after a couple of hours? Can this be used as a night light?

submitted by C from Carrollton - 5 years ago
  • A: The Planetarium Projector is designed to shut off after 15 minutes to save battery life.

    submitted byNSI Product Support Team - 4 years ago
    Brand expert
  • A: i completley agree sabrina its out rageous i say we band together and make them pay

    submitted bycatlover1954 - 4 years ago
  • A: Unfortunately it turns off automatically after 10 minutes, which is beyond ridiculous.

    submitted bySabrina - 5 years ago

Q: Does this projector have a relatively accurate portrayal of the stars and does it show the constellations or is it just random stars?

submitted by kdu - 4 years ago
  • A: The stars are an accurate map of the northern sky. It does not show the lines connecting the stars to make the constellations.

    submitted byNSI Product Support Team - 4 years ago
    Brand expert
  • A: No, no accuracy. No constellations. You can see an axis of symmetry where they tiled a pattern to make the stars.

    submitted byLily - 4 years ago

Q: I have 2 disc that state on the case "for sega toys homestar Original, homestar Pro and FLUX & Classic" My question is does the Planetarium Projector play these discs?

submitted by L from Florida - 4 years ago
  • A: The Smithsonian Planetarium only works with the three discs that come in the box. It is not compatible with DVDs and other game discs.

    submitted byNSI Product Support Team - 4 years ago
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  • A: yes L from florida i have the same question but be lover/cousin says it work with the discs.

    submitted bycatlover1954 - 4 years ago

Q: Can the stand be removed once snapped in place?

submitted by Amy Asano - 5 months ago
  • A: Yes. You can simply remove it from the side arms by pulling them away from the base.

    submitted byNSI Product Support Team - 5 months ago
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Q: theres no disks included in the projector

submitted by nanith - 1 year ago
  • A: We're so sorry that there were no disks with your toy. Please reach out to our customer service team at custserv@NSI-int.com, and they will be happy to send them to you.

    submitted byNSI Product Support Team - 1 year ago
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Q: Does the disc rotate on its own? Or is it done manually?

submitted by Marianna - 2 years ago
  • A: The disc is manual.

    submitted byNSI Product Support Team - 2 years ago
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Q: We can't get the disc out of the slot on the top. Can someone please advise if there is a trick to it? Nothing about how to take it out in the instructions. seems to be stuck. thanks!!!

submitted by planetariumwoes - 3 years ago
  • A: We're sorry you're having issues with your Planetarium Projector but we want to make things right. Please reach out to us at custserv@NSI-int.com, and we will be happy to help you. Please put "Target Review Follow Up" in the subject line.

    submitted byNSI Product Support Team - 3 years ago
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Q: Is this a good gift for a five yr. old girl? To learn about the planets?

submitted by Iwa - 3 years ago
  • A: In addition to projecting a rotating star pattern of the northern sky, the Planetarium Projector comes with three disks that feature 24 high-definition space images that you can project alongside the stars. These images include planets, nebulae, moons, asteroids and other celestial bodies, as well as a satellite, space station, astronaut, Space Shuttle and more. It also comes with some educational materials that describes what you are seeing. So it is a great introduction to the planets!

    submitted byNSI Product Support Team - 3 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: wrapped gift and forgot to check what size batteries it takes. can you help>\?

submitted by kathy k - 3 years ago
  • A: The Planetarium Projector requires 3 AA batteries (not included).

    submitted byNSI Product Support Team - 3 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: What age range does this appeal to?

submitted by Angie - 3 years ago
  • A: It's recommended for ages 8+, but we've had parents of much younger children tell us that they thoroughly enjoyed the product, too.

    submitted byNSI Product Support Team - 3 years ago
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3.7 out of 5 stars with 286 reviews
52% would recommend
92 recommendations
broad age appeal: 3.69 out of 5
quality: 2.85 out of 5
ease of use: 3.74 out of 5
length of play: 3.12 out of 5
value: 2.9 out of 5

Star projector

3 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
L D Red - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
I wanted a projector that displays stars over the ceiling. This is very small, but shows a planet up close.
broad age appeal: 3 out of 5
ease of use: 4 out of 5
length of play: 3 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
value: 2 out of 5
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Defective but wouldve been nice

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Britt - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
Love the slides but the stars don’t work. You can hear it rotating but nothing projects. We’ve tried multiple things, new batteries etc.. we just bought it today and will need to return. Disappointed
1 reply from NSI Product Support Team team - 2 months ago
We're sorry you are disappointed with your Planetarium Projector. Please reach out to our customer service team at custserv@nsi-int.com, and they will be happy to troubleshoot the issue and make sure you get a replacement, if necessary. Please put "Target Review Follow Up" in the subject line, and let them know you published this review under Britt.
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
ease of use: 3 out of 5
length of play: 2 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 2 out of 5
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Nice planetarium with automatic shut off

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Scooby - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
Fun addition to bedtime routine, and it turns itself off.
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
ease of use: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
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Completely worthless

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Mary K - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
Absolutely worthless. The pictures are incredibly blurry - they look like this was made 40 years ago. It's so bad and such a huge disappointment.
1 reply from NSI Product Support Team team - 5 months ago
We're so sorry you are disappointed with your Planetarium Projector. The pictures shouldn't be blurry. Please reach out to our customer service team at custserv@nsi-int.com, and they will be happy to help you. Please put "Target Review Follow Up" in the subject line, and tell them exactly what is happening and what you've tried. They can troubleshoot what might be going wrong and give you tips and tricks for crisper images -- or make sure you get a replacement projector, if necessary. Please make sure to tell them you published this review under Mary K.
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Great

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Liz - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
I was scared about all the bad reviews but I think it’s because people didn’t realize you have to focus the images
ease of use: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
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DO NOT BUY

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Dont buy - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
Would not recommend. Can see much even with all lights off. Don’t waste your money!
1 reply from NSI Product Support Team team - 5 months ago
We're so sorry you are disappointed with your Planetarium Projector, but we really want to make things right. Please reach out to our customer service team at custserv@NSI-int.com, and tell them exactly what is happening. They can troubleshoot the issue and get you up and running. If necessary, they will make sure you get a replacement projector. Please put "Target Review Follow Up" in the subject line, and let them know you published this review under Don't buy.
broad age appeal: 1 out of 5
ease of use: 3 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
length of play: 1 out of 5
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Blurry!!!

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Genesis - 5 months ago
The images are so blurry and the light isn’t even strong enough. I tried different positions and distances, however it was still very blurry.
1 reply from NSI Product Support Team team - 5 months ago
We're sorry you are disappointed with your Planetarium Projector. Please reach out to our customer service team at custserv@nsi-int.com, and they will be happy to make things right. Please put "Target Review Follow Up" in the subject line, and let them know you published this review under Genesis.
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
length of play: 1 out of 5
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Stars shining not so bright above you

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
JBS429 - 6 months ago, Verified purchaser
Not the highest powered light so anything other than a pitch dark room will make it difficult for viewing.
1 reply from NSI Product Support Team team - 6 months ago
We're sorry you're disappointed with your Planetarium Projector, but we really want to make things right. Please reach out to our customer service team at custserv@nsi-int.com, and they will be happy to help you. Please put "Target Review Follow Up" in the subject line, and let them know you published this review under JBS429.
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
broad age appeal: 2 out of 5
length of play: 1 out of 5
ease of use: 2 out of 5
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Not bright, very blurry

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Workpants - 9 months ago
A waste of money. Doesn't light up up on the ceiling and the images are super blurry. My son is so sad he spent his birthday money on this.
1 reply from NSI Product Support Team team - 9 months ago
We're so sorry your son had issues with his Planetarium Projector, but we really want to make things right. Most of us at NSI are parents and grandparents, and it is never our intention to disappoint kids. Please reach out to our customer service team at custserv@NSI-int.com and tell them exactly what's happening. They can troubleshoot or make sure you get a new unit, if necessary.
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
ease of use: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 4 out of 5
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Blurry images, cheaply made

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Melissa - 10 months ago
Images extremely blurry and won’t come into focus! Returning.
1 reply from NSI Product Support Team team - 10 months ago
We're sorry you're having issues with your Planetarium Projector. If you haven't already returned it, please reach out to our customer service team at custserv@nsi-int.com, and they will be happy to make things right. Please put "Target Review Follow Up" in the subject line, and let them know you published this review under Melissa.
length of play: 1 out of 5
ease of use: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Malfunctioning after about 6 mo.

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
RC - 10 months ago
Timer is malfunctioning with new batteries after about 6 mo of nightly use. We don't have any issues with blurriness etc. It was working as described and then after a couple rounds of battery replacement, it started lasting for less and less time and now shuts off after a couple minutes sending both my toddlers into tears at night ha. Not great, don't recommend getting little kids attached to it since it'll malfunction before they're bored with it.
1 reply from NSI Product Support Team team - 10 months ago
We're sorry you had a disappointing experience with Planetarium Projector, but we really want to make things right. Please reach out to customer service at custserv@nsi-int.com, and they will be happy to make sure you get a replacement unit. Please tell them exactly what happened and put "Target Review Follow Up" in the subject line. Let them know you published this review under RC.
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fun while it lasted

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
VNPS - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Both of my kids have had one for about 6-7 months, and they are both failing already. We got the first as a gift, and he loved it so much I ended up buying another for my younger son a couple weeks later. This was October/Novemebr 2022. Within the last couple weeks, one of them no longer rotates, and the other one only stays on for a few minutes before it fades and turns off completely. Have changed the batteries which seems to help for a few days then rinse and repeat. I know it wasn't a super expensive purchased but I expected it to last at least a year or two.
1 reply from NSI Product Support Team team - 1 year ago
We're so sorry you've had a disappointing experience with the Planetarium Projector, but rest assured we will make things right. Please contact customer service at custserv@nsi-int.som, and they will be happy to help you. Please put "Target Review Follow Up" in the subject line, and let them know exactly what happened. They can troubleshoot and make sure you get replacement units, if necessary. Please let them know you published this review under VNPS.
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BIG DISAPPOINTMENT

1 out of 5 stars
Kali - 1 year ago
Problems: 1: the star screen does not align with the poorly made plastic casing, and it stalls and Pops, and it's loosening the case when I put it in rotation 2: due to the poor alignment of the screen and the case I have to keep readjusting the projector image 3: I was expecting to use this as a learning tool and a night light for my family but the auto shut off is stressful
1 reply from NSI Product Support Team team - 1 year ago
We're sorry you are disappointed with your Planetarium Projector, but we really want to make things right. Please reach out to our customer service team at custserv@nsi-int.com, and they will be happy to help you. Please put "Target Review Follow Up" in the subject line, and let them know you published this review under Kali.
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Space Projector

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Spce Projector - 1 year ago
If I could give it a 0 star, I would. A small flicker of space. You better off getting a $10 flashlight.
1 reply from NSI Product Support Team team - 1 year ago
We're sorry you're disappointed with your Planetarium Projector, but we really want to make things right. Please reach out to our customer service team at custserv@nsi-int.com, and they will be happy to help you. Please put "Target Review Follow Up" in the subject line, and let them know you published this review under Spce Projector.
value: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
length of play: 1 out of 5
ease of use: 1 out of 5
broad age appeal: 1 out of 5
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Birthday gift.

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Dood - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
My grandson loves it!!!
quality: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
ease of use: 5 out of 5
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Planetarium

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Sketchers - 1 year ago
Liked very much. Grandson used the first night and loves it. He’s a universe freak.
length of play: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
ease of use: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Cheap cheap cheap

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Af - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
This is so cheap.. should be in the dollar section. 😒😖
1 reply from NSI Product Support Team team - 1 year ago
We're sorry you're disappointed with your Planetarium Projector, but we really want to make things right. If you haven't returned it, please reach out to our customer service team at custserv@NSI-int.com, and we will be happy to help you. Please put "Target Review Follow Up" in the subject line, and let them know you posted this review under Af.
length of play: 1 out of 5
ease of use: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
broad age appeal: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Durable, good quality

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Kara - 1 year ago
My son loves this for bedtime. It just sits on his dresser and he gets to choose if he's going to fall asleep to the stars or a planet. I like it because it turns off automatically after a couple hours. He got it for an early Christmas gift so we've had it for over a month now. No issues and haven't needed to change the batteries yet, and he uses it every night.
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Poor customer service

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Mom - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
I bought this for my son for Christmas and it was slightly broken and missing the slides that make it work. I emailed the company and never heard anything back. very frustrated!
1 reply from NSI Product Support Team team - 1 year ago
We're sorry you were disappointed with ProjeX, but we really want to make things right. Please reach out to customer service at custserv@nsi-int.com, and they will be happy to help you. Please put "Target Review Follow Up" in the subject line, and let them know you published this review under Mom. If you have already contacted them, please be patient. We were closed for the holidays and are trying to respond to every email as quickly as we can.
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Cool toy projector

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Nnyc - 1 year ago
we received this as a gift for my daughter and she loved it. it's a nice projector. it can roatate image (not the slide) while projecting it. images were blurry when we first turned on the projector but after playing with the settings, it turned out clearer than before. it comes with 3 discs. so far we tried only one disc. the only 2 drawbacks are, the slide doesn't rotate by itself, you have change the image manually and it shuts off automatically after 15 minutes. but overall fun toy.
ease of use: 5 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
broad age appeal: 4 out of 5
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