The majority of stars are nameless, identified only by catalogue numbers, however this gift box grants you the ability to name a star.
Inside the gift box is brimming with facts about stars and astronomy, as well as an A2 Star Chart, making the gift perfect for the whole family.
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 included in the box and send it in to have your chosen name immortalized on the Southern Stars 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 7 days receipt of your registration details.
Are there any restrictions on star names?
Names deemed to include foul or abusive language will not be registered.
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 Southern Stars 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.
This gift does not grant legal ownership or title to a star. It is the enduring and personal sentiment behind this gift that is significant. Neither Southern Stars nor any other supplier can alter the name of well-known stars. The chosen star name will not necessarily be recognised by any scientific organisation or by astronomers and Southern Stars can accept no liability for this. Star names are published in the Southern Stars Catalogue which is stored in a secure location. A record of the Registry is periodically submitted to the European Space Agency to ensure public accessibility and preservation. This is a novelty gift item and must be regarded as such.