Hi, my name’s Damian
I’m a chemistry teacher and during lockdown, I was reading a lot of works from science history (I’m a nerd, unashamedly). Einstein, Newton, Darwin, Curie. All the big hitters.
After seeing the diagrams and equations that changed history I thought they would look really cool on a notebook cover. So I designed a chemistry one. For myself at first but then a few friends asked for one. Then a few people I’d never met. Then a dozen more. Then hundreds more. And now here we are!
My hope is that these notebooks and the works of history’s greatest scientists inspire you in your work as you build on the legacy of Einstein, Newton, Curie et al.
Your notes alongside those of the greats
We began Atoms to Astronauts because most science gifts and merch are a bit dull or uninspiring.
We wanted beautiful covers to reflect our love of science and show off the achievements of history’s greatest scientists.
So, we included extracts from the works of Newton, Curie, Einstein and more on our covers to inspire you as you build on their legacy.
A notebook is only as good as its paper
A notebook is only as good as its paper so we selected premium UK milled paper to give you the best possible writing experience.
You’ll notice how smooth the paper is and how your pens glide across the surface and your inks won’t bleed through so you can write notes on both sides of the page.
And our lay flat thread sewn binding allows your notebook to fall open so you can write at your desk, on your lap or anywhere else without having to hold the pages open.
Handmade in the UK
We partnered with a world-renowned bookbinder to produce notebooks befitting of the great scientists on the covers.
Handmade by a team of experts using techniques honed over generations our handmade notebooks are carefully constructed entirely in the UK.
Sustainability Materials & Practices
Our notebooks are made in the UK so only have to travel a few miles from our manufacturer to us.
This greatly reduces CO2 emissions compared to using overseas manufacturers.
Once you've opened your science parcel from us, you can place all the packaging in the recycle bins, including the tape (even the packing peanuts are compostable).
All our paper is FSC certified and recyclable (but these notebooks aren't for throwing away once finished!)
Love the cover design and the high quality paper. The perfect notebook ❤️
Well made and sturdy. Beautiful cover
I ordered one notebook, and then I found one more I liked. Damian noticed two orders to the same address and returned the delivery fee for the 2nd order. It was so kind from Damian's side. Now I enjoy using the notebook to write down my thoughts and research ideas. It motivates for work a lot more than usual notebooks. Thank you!
Firstly I just want to say that ATA has very unique designs for all the notebooks. Such designs are rare and is definitely something new. Really love the material used in the cover, and you can tell it is really hand-crafted as the edges are not "machine-perfect" but also not damaged either.
Something about the cover makes it such that the spine isn't damaged when the book is "butterfly-ed" and thats a plus point for someone that often opens their books fully. However, that comes with a flaw where you can't fold the book into itself like other soft covers. The spine is too stiff and the first page is slightly harder than the other pages. Its possible if you force it but you will damage the spine.
The pages write really well in both ink and graphite. Graphite doesnt leave marks when erased. Really an incredible quality.
One thing that keeps me from giving it 5 stars is the price, including shipping. It is understandable that small business needs to sell products at a higher price and shipping isn't cheap. But for me its sort of the "5-star-dealbreaker". So if shipping fees doesn't bother you, this product is as good as 5 stars.
Highly recommended for geeks into the different designs or just anyone looking for a geeky unique notebook.
Timothy, thank you for your review! I'm delighted to have you as a customer. Your feedback is very valuable