Review: The Year in Space 2016 Wall Calendar

The beautiful new Year in Space calendar for 2016.
The beautiful new Year in Space calendar for 2016.

Every year at this time there are a lot of new calendars to choose from, but only a few that are space or astronomy-related, or visually stunning or unique enough to stand out from the crowd. If that is what you are looking for, then look no further. The new 2016 edition of The Year in Space Wall Calendar is now available! This beautiful calendar is published in cooperation with The Planetary Society.

As always, the size is still the first thing you notice and what makes it different from most other calendars, as it measures a whopping 40 centimetres x 56 centimetres (16 inches x 22 inches)!

Sample page inside the calendar. Photo Credit: Year in Space
Sample page inside the calendar. Image Credit: Year in Space

The calendar is crammed with lots of good stuff – over 120 images, hundreds of space dates in history, details on various aspects of space, planets, moons and space missions as well as bios of historical astronomers and scientists. Also a sky summary, daily Moon phases and Fast Facts, with yet more space trivia! Plus of course, major holidays (U.S. and Canada) and lots of room for notes. This isn’t just a calendar, it’s a year-long tour of the Universe! It was also named the Science Geek Gift of the Year by MSNBC Cosmic Log.

Image Credit: Year in Space
Image Credit: Year in Space

You can preview and order the calendar here; by ordering online, you can purchase the calendar for only $13.95 US, with additional discounts for bulk orders. Standard shipping is free.

There are also smaller, but just as beautiful, desk calendars available.

The Year in Space 2016 desk calendar. Image Credit: Year in Space
The Year in Space 2016 desk calendar. Image Credit: Year in Space

Plus, you can also get a discount on an annual membership with The Planetary Society (new memberships only). A great way to both get your calendar and also help further space exploration. There is also a money-back guarantee, so what more could you ask for?

This is a must-have for any space or astronomy enthusiast, and who won’t like the great introduction by Bill Nye, the Science Guy and CEO of The Planetary Society? So get yours now, and it makes a great gift, too of course. Highly recommended!

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