Stars are the Rumpelstiltskin of the universe—they grant wishes, but only if you know their full name. Anything your heart desires with this Groupon.
- $19.99 for a custom star-naming package with shipping (a $65 value)
Each custom package includes:
- 16" x 12" full-color parchment certificate bearing the star's name, date, and coordinates
- 16" x 12" sky chart with the star's name, date, constellation, and location circled in red
- Astronomy booklet written by a professional astronomer that contains additional sky charts
- Congratulatory letter for the recipient
Star names are published in Your Place in the Cosmos for registration in the U.S. Copyright Office.
International Star Registry
The International Star Registry outfits customers with gifts not found on this planet. Literally. The company, which since 1979 has named stars for millions of recipients worldwide, including celebrities, dignitaries, and royalty, allows customers to name a star after themselves, a family member, loved one, or co-worker. With information in hand, they publish it in Your Place in the Cosmos for registration in the U.S. Copyright Office. Individuals whose names served as the inspiration also receive a custom package that contains a certificate proclaiming the star's name, a booklet on celestial bodies, and a sky chart that shows the star's coordinates, saving them from having to tether it to a fence post for future findings.