Amazon Prime Day 2020: The best space deals to watch

Amazon.com’s annual Amazon Prime Day megasale began Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 3 a.m. EDT (0700 GMT) and will last two days. Space fans can expect to find deals on binoculars, kids’ telescopes, space-themed home decor and toys. Here is a roundup of our favorite sale items for space lovers.

The deals are only available to people with an Amazon Prime account. Prime costs $119 per year, but users can try it free for 30 days.

We’ll update this page throughout Amazon Prime Day with more deals for space fans as we see them, so don’t forget to check back period to see what we find! Also be sure to check out our other Prime Day deals roundups: 

Telescopes and Binoculars

Celestron Outland X 8×24 Binoculars| Save 41% | Now $49 at Amazon

These compact binoculars offer good 8x magnification for casual skywatching but also deliver outstanding performance for birdwatching. With a tough, grippy exterior and waterproof design, they are made to withstand the great outdoors on even the most arduous hikes. They come with the added benefit of being filled and sealed with nitrogen gas, making them immune to fogging. Normally priced at up to $87.95, these are a great addition to your skywatching arsenal at just $49.
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Celestron SkyMaster 25×100 Astro Binoculars| Save 47% | Now $219 at Amazon

If you’re serious about skywatching, but also value portability then the SkyMaster 25×100 Astro Binoculars are the smart choice. Far better than most portable telescopes, these binoculars are a serious bit of skywatching kit offering 25x magnification and a huge 100mm aperture as well as a rugged, water-resistant design. They also come with a tripod adapter for added stability and hands-free use.
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Celestron NexStar 130SLT Computerized Telescope| Save 33% | Now $333.16 at Amazon + FREE Starry Night software

While this configuration of the Celestron NexStar 130SLT doesn’t quite hit the magnification of the AstroMaster 114EQ but it more than makes up for it with a wider aperture and larger mirror that allows more light in. It also has a GoTo mount to easily find celestial objects in the night sky and is robust thanks to its steel tripod. It offers more upgrade options in the future so if you think you’re going to get serious about skywatching then this is a great telescope to start your journey with.
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Celestron NexStar 5SE Computerized Telescope| Save 31% | Now $479 at Amazon + FREE Starry Night software

The NexStar 5SE is a Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope designed to be compact, robust and easy to use. It has a fully automated GoTo mount featuring a database of 40,000 celestial objects which it can automatically locate and track. It has a very stable mount and minimal vibrations making it great for beginners or those who don’t like to fiddle too much. Its compactness means it’s easy to transport, too.
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Celestron 114LCM Computerized Telescope| Save 42% | Now $200.48 at Amazon + FREE Starry Night software

A step up in tech from the AstroMaster 114EQ, the Celestron 114LCM is very beginner-friendly and offers higher magnification of up to 167x as well as the ability to automatically find more than 40,000 celestial objects with its GoTo mount. It has a good aperture offering solid observations of the cloud bands and moons of Jupiters as well as brighter nebulas. The only thing we’re not big fans of is that it feels a little lightweight, but it’s still a terrific telescope at this price.
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Lego

Lego Star Wars Boost Droid Commander Set | Save $65.70 | Now $134.29 at Amazon

This incredible Lego Star Wars set not only offers three iconic droids, led by a 7-inch R2-D2, it also teaches coding. With a power hub and sensors, the droids can be programmed using an app to shoot targets or perform tasks to complete missions. This is a great early Christmas gift for ages 8 and up that’s never been cheaper on Amazon, so bag it before the deal ends this Prime Day.
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Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar| Save $10.03 | Now $29.96 at Amazon

Steer clear of sugar-packed advent calendars by going for something that encourages creative thinking and play. With 6 LEGO figures including Darth Vader (wearing a fetching Christmas sweater) and Poe Dameron as well as mini ships including the Millenium Falcon, an X-wing and a TIE Fighter, there’s something to look forward to every day in the run-up to Christmas.
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Star Wars

Funko Pop! ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ D-O | Save $5 | Now $5.99 on Amazon
D-O, the excitable and quirky little droid who Rey fixed up in The Rise of Skywalker, is on sale for 44% off its original price of $10.99, selling during Prime Day at $6. View Deal

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Chewbacca Electronic Mask | Save $17 | Now $28.99 on Amazon
Roar like a Wookie, or just smile and wave, with this electronic mask that recreates the “Star Wars” sounds of your favorite fuzzball from a galaxy far, far away. At 37% off (with a price drop from $45.99 to $28.99), you can have as much fun as the Chewbacca Mom, who went viral after posting a video of herself excitedly unboxing the mask, putting it on, and then laughing hysterically every time her mouth moved.
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Books & Games

“Dr. Wonderful and Her Dog Blast Off to the Moon!” | Save $4.04 | Now $13.95 on Amazon

This kids book, written by Lauren Gunderson and illustrated by Valerio Fabbretti (Two Lions, 2017), follows the journey of the ever-curious Dr. Wonderful, as she and her canine companion head for the lunar surface.

From Amazon: “Dr. Wonderful loves asking big questions…and using science to answer them. She and her dog, Newton, want to know why the moon changes shape in the sky every night. But how can they study the moon when it’s so far away? By blasting off into space, of course! On their amazing journey, this detective duo gathers clues to solve their lunar mystery using the powers of science, curiosity, and teamwork.”

The hardcover version is currently $13.95, down from a list price of $17.99 (or free with Kindle Unlimited). The Kindle version is free with a Kindle Unlimited subscription.View Deal

‘The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine’ | Save $4.50 | Now $10.45 on Amazon

If you love a fantastic space-themed game, now is the perfect time to snatch up “The Crew,” which is on sale for Amazon Prime Day for 30% off (now $10.45). 

Imagine you’re part of a team of astronauts and scientists who have to brave the dangers of space to discover Planet Nine — a hypothetical planet that may exist in the outer solar system. That’s exactly what you get to do, through 50 harrowing missions, in “The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine” by Thames and Kosmos.View Deal

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