Here on page 544 of the Sears 1969 Christmas Wish Book is a home planetarium setup. The 7" diameter star projector had over 60 constellations. For an extra $19.99 you could buy a plastic hemispherical dome that would actually make the star projector useful.
bought a 1969 edition of the Sears, Roebuck & Co.'s Christmas Wish Book off of eBay. It was the year
I turned 11 years old, and was also the year of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Remembering how I eagerly
awaited those pages filled with advertisements for model airplanes, boats, guns, Erector sets, and countless
other things, I figured it might be nice to look through one again. Here are a few of the pages the
I scanned. Enjoy!
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' inflation calculator, the total cost of the star projector and dome ($35.98 in 1969) would equal $224.61 in 2012 money.
Sears 1969 Christmas Wish Book Pages:
Home Planetarium from the 1969 Sears Christmas Wish Book