Buy a Star

Buy a Star

Buying a star, also known as naming a star, is often done by private individuals to give away a star certificate as a gift.

This article will explain the differences between buying a star and naming a star and give some clarity about the most asked questions.

Information about buying a star

First of all, it's not possible to buy a star in terms of owning it. But several providers allow you to name a star in the night sky and dedicate it to someone. is one of these providers where you can buy a star, name it and get a star certificate!

As already explained, you can not buy a star in terms of buying any rights on it. But you can buy a symbolic star from private star-naming companies like as a gift, which is totally legit.

The prices depend on the package you choose and the brightness of the star. The prices vary from US$ 35 for a standard star with normal brightness to US$180 for a very bright binary star.

You will receive a customized star certificate with your personal dedication written on it and a celestial map with all the information about the star you bought.

Additionally, every star we name gets a record in the official star register and they provide an own app to find the named star with ease. After the purchase, you will receive a registration number. Simply enter it, and the app will guide you.

As already mentioned, buying a star is not possible, and therefore, you also can't own a star. provides an alternative way to name & dedicate a star in the night sky, though.

There are several providers that offer the service to buy a star. You can do it directly with us ( or see our list of other providers to buy a star. Please note that not all providers are partners of the star register, and therefore, it might not be possible to use the app we mentioned earlier.