okay, after reading all the review posts i know this will seem like beating a dead horse. bare with me though, i'm very confused about the reviews from uncle milton being the same as the homestar. and maybe a little in denial, as i just spend $120 on a homestar pure (the egg-shaped one), when it looks like i could have spend $50 on the uncle milton theater pro...
i read reviews of the two, and it looks like the homestar got pretty decent reviews for my purposes. this is a xmas gift for my boyfriend-- we're both completely awed by stargazing when we get far enough away from the city that we can actually see the sky, but we are really just that: stargazers, not astronomers. i went with the egg-shaped one because, for the extra $100 the pro costs, it didn't seem worth it. maybe someday, when i'm not a student, i can afford the extra...or whatever "toy," as you guys call them, is hot.
BUT the reviews for the uncle milton were actually quite bad. a lot of people said it didn't work/the quality was so poor that it didn't suit a 5-year-olds needs, etc. but a few of the reviews were decent. i felt so confused, and since it's kind of last minute, i just went with the homestar pure because i thought it was "safer."
did i just waste $50 on a homestar that is the exact same thing as the uncle milton?!?!
question 2: since i got the homestar, i was looking at the extra discs and they look kind of cool. i'm sure my bf would like to learn a litttle something from the planetarium, and they've got some discs that look informative.
here are the ones i found on ebay:http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Disk-Homestar-The-...=item483dd9e9b9
any information about the discs, especially if you'd recommend one for stargazers who would like to learn a little bit, would be really appreciated!!! thanks!!!!