What do you give the person who has everything and means everything to you? What could make someone feel more special than having a real star named in their honour? And what gift could more perfectly express how important that someone is to you? They will never forget this gift, or you.
How do you name a star?
You nominate the constellation, the date of registration, and, most importantly, the name you are giving to the star. All the instructions on how to do this will be sent to you upon receipt of your booking.
What are you giving?
The star name, the date of registration, the constellation and astronomical coordinates of the star are entered in calligraphy on a 30x40cm parchment certificate of record.
A large astronomical chart (30x40cm) pinpoints the location. The star is clearly plotted and circled in red, with the constellation formation highlighted in yellow. The name of the star, the date of registration and all other data relevant to the star, including its brightness, are printed on the chart.
A booklet ‘Our Place in the Cosmos’ gives an introduction to astronomy and contains a pictorial constellation chart for orientation purposes.
A Congratulations letter explains that the starname and coordinates will be listed alphabetically in the next edition of the series of books 'Your Place in the Cosmos'. These books are published and registered with the US Copyright Office. For Memorials, a fittingly worded letter conveys this information to those concerned.
The certificate, chart and documentation are enclosed in a gold embossed folder and sent in a custom made flat box that is ready for presentation.
Depending on the postcode, delivery of the gift package takes 3-5 business days.
The star you are naming is NOT visible to the naked eye. You need a 6” (150mm) telescope to see it. Only about 3000 stars are visible to the naked eye. These stars are not available for naming (and never have been) because they already have scientific and historical names.
IMPORTANT: Unlike other experiences on RedBalloon, this is a direct order product. Your gift, will be directly posted to you. It's that easy!
The experience is delivered to your door anywhere within Australia.
IMPORTANT: Unlike other experiences on RedBalloon, this is a direct order product. Once purchased, your gift will be directly posted to you. It's that easy! Once purchased, the supplier will then contact you to gather information needed to name the star.
Not suitable for spectators.
This experience is not affected by the weather.
Naming a star through the International Star Registry is not recognised by the scientific community. The star's name appears in the International Star Registry records only. The stars named are not 'owned', nor is their scientific identification altered.
This experience may be suitable for people with a sensory & / or mobility impairment. However, a sensory impairment may affect a person's overall enjoyment of the experience.