Frequently Asked Questions

How does it work to name a star?

In the context of star naming, it is generally understood that a private person is naming a star. This name can be either an invented name, such as “little mouse”, or a real name, for example “Sarah Johnson”. In general, any name is possible. All the stars we name are recorded in the globally recognized Star-naming Registry. The naming of a star is valid for a lifetime, and there are no additional costs.

How to name a star?

Step 1:

Think about the name you want for the star, the date you want to name it on and a personal text for the recipient.

Step 2:

Fill our form, choose the add-ons you want and proceed

Step 3:

Wait till you receive your documents. Shipping time depends on the country and the shipping method you choose.

Step 4:

You can now find the registration number on your certificate and can check the registry for further details.

What is the Star-naming Registry

Each star we name is recorded in the Star-naming Registry. This is a commercially-managed registry in which star namings are recorded, administered and audited. We have maintained strong relations with this registry for several years and can, therefore, obtain a smooth registration for your star, in just a few hours.

The Celestial Map

With every order you get a celestial map so you can easily locate your named star in the sky at any time of the day. The Celestial map gets printed individually depending on the location you order from!

What is the registration date?

The registration date is the date on which the star naming is recorded. It does not matter whether the date is in the past or in the future. Irrespective of whether the recoded registration date is in the present or in the future, we will ship the documents within 24 hours after you placed your order

How long is it valid?

Every star registration is recorded in the registry for an unlimited period. This means that the registration is valid forever and the star will bear your name for eternity.

Can I see the star?

Of course, we only name stars that can be seen with the naked eye! You do not need any kind of astronomical instruments to see your star!

How can I order?

It is very easy to order a star naming! Just visit our star-naming web page by clicking on “Order” and make your choice. You will then see a form to fill out with the name, registration date and dedication (optional). Then click on “Next”. You will now be at the shopping cart. Your data will be shown there again. Click again on “Next”. Now just provide your shipping information, choose the payment and shipping methods, and voila – you have named a star!