If naming a star is the perfect gift for someone you care about...
Provide us with this person's name and we will select a star from the Hubble Guide Star Catalog.
Within two business days, we will prepare and ship your Custom Star package which will include:
A beautiful 30 x 40 cm (12 x 16 in.) full colour parchment certificate, personalized with the star name, date on which you would like the star name to become effective, and coordinates for the star that we will have named for you.
A personalized 30 x 40 cm (12 x 16 in.) sky chart indicating the star name that you have chosen. The sky chart will also show the star number and the exact coordinates for the star’s location, which will be circled in red.
A booklet on astronomy written by a professional astronomer. This booklet, titled Our Place in the Cosmos, also includes additional sky charts.
A letter of congratulations/memorial for the recipient.
When you click on ‘Name a Star’ below, you will be taken to our order page, where you will be able to provide us with all of the details for the star that you would like to name: the name that you have chosen, the date on which you would like this new name to be effective, and the constellation where you would like for the star to be located in. If you do not wish to choose a constellation yourself, you may leave that up to us and we will choose one that is suitable for viewing from your home, at the time when the new star name will become effective.
If you are in a hurry to impress someone, ask us to email you a PDF file showing (in smaller size) the documents that you will receive within a few days.
You will also be able to choose the delivery method for your Star package, and check out securely using your Visa, Mastercard or Paypal account.
Professional astronomers usually continue to use telescopic coordinates for stars, such as those shown on your certificate and sky chart. Please note that the naming of a star is a symbolic rather than a scientific gesture.