The majority of stars are nameless, identified only by catalogue numbers, however this gift box grants you the ability to name a star. Inside are the coordinates of your very own star that has been randomly selected from the celestial sphere, including helpful instructions on how to locate it. This eternal gift is perfect of commemorating a loved one, christening a baby, or as a birthday or Christmas present.
Simply fill out the registration form and send it in to have your chosen name immortalized on the Gift Republic star registry. You will then be sent out a Star Deed certificate showing the official documentation and confirming that no one else can have your star! Name a Star is designed to encourage and excite interest in astronomy, it's a great introductory gift especially if added to a telescope purchase, imagine viewing you very own star from your very own telescope!
All of the stars available in Name a Star are in the Equatorial Region i.e. visible from the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, therefore a great gift for posting overseas too!
How long do I have to register my gift?
You need to register your gift before the 'register by' date on your gift registration booklet. We recommend that you register your gift as soon as possible.
How long does it take for me to receive my Star Deed certificate?
This will be dispatched within 28 days receipt of your registration details. Occasionally, factors outside of Gift Republic's control may affect delivery times.
Are there any restrictions on star names?
Names deemed to include foul or abusive language will not be registered.
Will other people be able to name my star?
There are millions of stars in the night sky and we guarantee that each star is named only once in the Gift Republic Star Registry.
Do I own my named star?
It is not possible to grant legal ownership to a star. You don't own the star (neither does anyone else!) but you alone will have named it within the Gift Republic registry.
Can I see my star?
The magnitude (brightness) of your star is listed on your Star Details Sheet which forms part of this gift, along with your star's co-ordinates. Due to the number of stars in the night sky, it is unlikely that your star will be visible, however with your star's co-ordinates, it is possible to research your star and plot its location.