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The Klutz Guide To The Galaxy | Book Review and Giveaway

April 20, 2011 by  
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Company: Klutz
Item Reviewed: The Klutz Guide To The Galaxy
Item Given Away: The Klutz Guide To The Galaxy – 3 Winners
Start Date: April 20
End Date: May 4

THE KLUTZ GUIDE TO THE GALAXY – by Pat Murphy and the Scientists of Klutz Labs

Isn’t it time you discovered your place in the galaxy?

Explore the universe without leaving the comfort of your backyard. When the scientists at Klutz Labs tackle outer space, we not only ask questions like “Where’s the Big Dipper” but also “If I lived on planet Mercury, am I already old enough to drive?” Use the included telescope, red light for night use, sundial, and astrolab to start exploring our great galaxy.

Learn more about the galaxy here.

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Fun Facts

The Lyrid meteor shower is not one of the strongest of the annual meteor showers, but it can be enjoyable to those who are interested in meteors or just want to see a fun show in the night sky with your family and friends.

3 things you should know about observing the Lyrids:

  1. The Lyrid meteor shower for 2011 is set to occur from April 16 to April 26
  2. The Lyrids move rather fast. When you see a meteor, mentally trace it backwards. If you end up at the constellation Lyra then you have probably seen a Lyrid meteor!
  3. Astronomers are predicting that at its peak hours (on the 22nd, in the United States), the Lyrids should produce about 15 meteors per hour. On the 21st and 23rd, the Lyrids should produce about 5 per hour. These dates may be a day off depending on where in the world you are located.

Fun facts courtesy of the following website, visit for more details!

My Thoughts

This book has been a hit with my son! He tore into the book because he loves books on the stars and the galaxy. He put together some of the items in it and came and showed them to me, just like he used to when he was younger. He said he loved the book and he will be looking toward the night sky for the Lyrid meteor shower.

I have been given the opportunity to host a giveaway for The Klutz Guide To The Galaxy to three lucky Dirty t Shirt readers. Please see rules below to enter to win today!

Prizing & Sample book courtesy of Klutz

Rules

  • MAIN RULE – Tell me in comments if you have ever wished upon a star and if so did it come true? (remember if this rule is not followed then no others will count)
  • 1 Extra Entry – Subscribe to my RSS feed or by email (or let me know if you already are) in a separate comment.
  • 1 Extra Entry – Follow me on Twitter (button in header) and let me know your Twitter name in a separate comment.
  • 1 Extra Entry – Tweet this giveaway. Copy and paste – @Jentifa is giving away The Klutz Guide to the Galaxy – 3 Winners! Check it out here http://bit.ly/ecUXaz. Then come back and leave the direct link to your tweet (go to your twitter account, click on the words when your tweet was sent (ie. 5 seconds ago) and copy and paste that link in comments.
  • 1 Extra Entry – Friend me on Google Friend Connect on sidebar and leave a separate comment that you did.
  • 2 Extra Entries – Write a post on your blog linking to my blog.

This giveaway will run through midnight on May 4, with winner being announced the morning of May 5. Winner will be chosen using Random.org from all valid entries and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to contact me before another winner is chosen. Giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only.

Comments

113 Responses to “The Klutz Guide To The Galaxy | Book Review and Giveaway”
  1. sandra says:

    i have, and i don’t remember what the wishes were or if they came true

  2. sandra says:

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  3. Tabathia B says:

    No, I have never wished upon a star
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  7. Becky says:

    I haven’t wished upon a star since I was a kid. I love all the Klutz books – maybe I’ll have to try it and see if helps me win?!!

  8. Lori A. says:

    I used to wish on stars when I was a kid…but nothing ever came true. :)
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  9. Lori A. says:

    I am an email subscriber
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  12. Jack says:

    I have wished upon a star – and my wish came true!!! I always go see the Perseids meteor shower. Thanks for the head up about the Lyrid showers – your email was the first I had heard about them! I want to win this soooo much – ask anyone, I am totally into meteors ans space!!!!

  13. Jack says:

    I am an email subscriber – woohoo!

  14. Michelle says:

    I use to wish on stars all the time when I was younger and every once in awhile they would come true.

  15. renee says:

    Yes I have and no it didn’t come true, thank goodness!

  16. renee says:

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  17. Beth C says:

    I have wished on a star but it didn’t come true!
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  20. dianad says:

    I believe I did in my youth. Doubt it came true. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway

  21. dianad says:

    Email subscriber. Thanks

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  23. Michelle C says:

    I used to wish upon a star all the time when I was a child, but I have no idea if any of those wishes came true! Thanks for the chance to win!
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  26. Michelle C says:

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  27. Margaret says:

    I have, but I don’t think the wishes came true. Some of them, it was definitely for the best!

  28. Margaret says:

    RSS subscriber through google reader

  29. Margaret says:

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  30. Debbie Welchert says:

    I remember wishing upon alot of stars and I don’t think any of the wishes came true.

  31. Debbie Welchert says:

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  34. Lois M. says:

    Hi and Happy Easter! :) Ah, well, I’ve wished on a planet, but alas, I’m still here and not on Mars… so, guess it didn’t work. ;)

    Lois
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  35. Lois M. says:

    and following by email…

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  36. deb c says:

    I still wish upon stars. Sometimes they do and sometimes they don’t come true.

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  40. Ellen C. says:

    Yes, I have wished before but it didn’t come true so needless to say I never did it again. Thanks for the chance.

  41. Ellen C. says:

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  42. Barb says:

    Happy Easter! Yes, Jennifer, I did wish upon a start when I was a child, and no, it didn’t come true!

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  46. Yes, I have wished upon a star but I don’t recall anything coming true.

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  47. I subscribe via Email.

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  50. Jennifer says:

    I have but I don’t recall them coming true!

  51. Jennifer says:

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  52. Jennifer says:

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  53. Yes, I have…not an actual shooting star, but I wish on stars and whatnot. But no, never came true…

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  56. Lina says:

    When I was a kid I used too, but it never came true.

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  60. karenM says:

    I have wished numerous times and sometimes they have come true.. gotta have faith to believe.

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  65. Laura DeLuca says:

    i did make a wish but it hasn’t come true yet

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  69. felecia says:

    I have but I doubt it came true

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  72. domestic diva says:

    I have, and my most heart-felt wishes have come true.

  73. domestic diva says:

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  74. Trisha Lynn says:

    I have wished on stars and thus far they have not came true :(

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  78. Leah says:

    I love the celestial skies so much that I’ve wished upon many a star to have one of my dreams magically come true! : )

    Thanks so much for this fabulous give~away! : )

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  79. Leah says:

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  81. Leah says:

    I just befriended you on Google Friend Connect! : )

    Thanks again! : )

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  82. Janet F says:

    When I was a kid I used to wish upon the stars but I don’t remember what they were.

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  83. Terra Heck says:

    I’ve wished upon a star when I see a falling star. Sometimes they’ve come true. Thanks.
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  87. momtodc says:

    I used to wish upon stars all the time. i don’t recall if any of the wishes came true.

  88. momtodc says:

    I follow you on twitter as edmontonjb

  89. momtodc says:

    I follow with GFC

  90. tree says:

    Yes i have wished upon stars before, and i do think some f my wishes came true. :) Thank you for the chance! My son would love this! He is really interested in stars right now! Thank you for the chance.

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  91. tree says:

    email subscriber!

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  92. tree says:

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  94. Rachel D. says:

    I have wished on a star MANY times and I do remember one of the times it came true. I wished for another little sister (even though my parents were done with having kids) and a few months later my Mom was surprised to find out she was pregnant and it was a girl!

  95. Rachel D. says:

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  98. Lisa L says:

    I have never wished upon a star but they didnt come true =(

  99. Lisa L says:

    I’m an email subscriber.

  100. Lisa L says:

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  101. trixx says:

    Nope, I have never wished upon a star

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