If you want to give a unique present, why not name a star for someone? It’s a great gift, suitable for any occasion. Having a star named for a person shows how important they are to you. The chosen star is guaranteed to be visible with the naked eye. All named stars are registered in the Official Registry of Stars.
Stars are magical and mysterious. Writers such as William Shakespeare, William Wordsworth and John Keats have written about their impressive qualities. Immensely bright, they light up the night sky in a wondrous way.
Fascinating facts about stars
Stars are made up of extremely hot gas, mostly hydrogen and helium. These elements produce light and heat inside them. There are approximately 300 million stars in our Milky Way galaxy. The closest star to us is the sun. Every single star that we can see at night is bigger and brighter than the sun.
Our long-ago ancestors saw patterns in the stars in the sky. These were constellations, which are groups of stars. They gave them the names of gods, goddesses, animals or objects familiar to them. Many are fairly easy to spot in the night sky.
Stars have long helped navigators find their way in the vast oceans. The North Star was especially important since it sits over the North Pole.
Stars help scientists today in their study of how our solar system was formed. One theory is that it could have formed around a gigantic, long-dead star. This star burned incredibly hot. It produced tons of material that was thrown off the surface.
A sky map is included with purchases. This star chart will help you become familiar with the night sky and enable you to locate your star. It shows the position of stars and constellations on a map of the sky.
Stargazers love to view the remarkable beauty displayed in the sky. For best stargazing, become familiar with the placement of stars and constellations in the sky. Watch on a clear night from a place away from streetlights.
Different purchasing options are available to those who wish to buy a star. A deluxe star kit enables you to name a constellation star. A supernova kit allows you to name a supernova, which are the brightest stars in the universe. Couples often choose the naming of binary stars, or twin stars. This consists of two stars that are not only close but are constantly orbiting each other. It’s symbolic of a close partnership.
Orders include a star map, photo book, certificate and Celestial software pack. Instructions will show you exactly how to find your special star.