Give yourself or a well-deserving valentine a permanent place in the cosmos with today's Groupon: for $30, you get $65 toward anything offered by the International Star Registry. Packages arrive within three to five business days of ordering.
Star Registry's custom star-naming kits (starting at $54) include an official and ornate parchment certificate, which you can get framed or unframed. The certificate contains the name of your choosing, the dedication date, and telescopic coordinates of your celestial entity. As a special romantic package, you can add a silver heart pendant or bracelet engraved with the name of your star for an extra $69.95. Star Registry also offers a wide range of products and upgrades that will take your star-naming experience to infinity and beyond.
Besides providing a perfect natural habitat for your pet rock, a star can last several millennia longer than more conventional romantic presents such as a box of chocolates or a dozen roses. And even if it doesn't, the fireworks from its supernova are a spectacular gift in and of themselves. Instead of wishing upon a star, use today's Groupon to christen a star—and then collect royalties on any wishes made on it or poetry inspired by it.
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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.