What you get
- Naming a star: all our stars are visible to the unaided eye under suitable viewing conditions
- A magnificent pdf registry certificate with your name and your star’s exact details by email within 4 hours
- A free 2nd certificate for your spouse, fiancé, or friend
- Software to help you find your star and a wealth of additional information, instantly downloadable
- A color pdf booklet with lots of information about the stars, as well as a detailed step-by-step guide for the star software to find your own star
Naming a star
Naming a star as a gift idea is a unique and special way to make a personal and meaningful gesture to someone. When you name a star, it’s named after the person who receives the gift. It’s a romantic and sentimental way to show someone how much they mean to you.
We also offer the option to name a star for a specific occasion such as Valentine’s Day, birthday, or wedding. It’s a unique way to add a personal touch to the gift and show the recipient how much they mean to you. We have designed special certificates for all occasions to make your star naming extra special.
Naming a star can also have a romantic significance. If you name a star after your partner, it shows that you’re willing to carry your love into eternity. It’s a symbolic gesture that shows you’re willing to commit to a long-term relationship.
Star naming for Mother’s Day
On May 14th, 2023, it’s Mother’s Day
Star naming as a gift for Mother’s Day is a special way to show your mother how much she means to you. By naming a star after your own mother, you can express the love and affection you feel for her. Star naming is a unique and lasting gift that will remind you of the special moment in the future.
Star certificates for every occasion
Why name a star
Many people want lasting gifts with personal meaning. With the naming of a star, you are dedicating an immortal celestial body to an emotional occasion: whether for friendship, for a wedding, for great love, for a birth or as a reminder of a bereavement – there are many good occasions.
Stellar Embassy® not only registers your star, but also provides you with an extensive and attractive additional package. Our certificates are of the highest quality and with the help of our detailed information and with the free software “Stellarium” you can easily find your way around the night sky.
Easily find your star
Stellarium is a free planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. With the star number (HIP number) on your certificate, you can find your star immediately and see exactly where your star is in the sky on the map.
You can print the map from the software and use it to go into your garden and find your star easily.
What does it mean to register a star?
When you register a star, any real celestial star that was previously designated with a catalog number is given a name of your choosing. This can be a real name or a nickname. A star registry is of purely symbolic significance and doesn’t give you any rights to stars or celestial objects.
How long does it take to get the certificate?
We will send you the registry certificate, the booklet, and the software (download link) by email within 4 hours. This means that you’ll be holding your gift in your hands in just a few hours. The certificate and the booklet are in pdf format. The software can be downloaded for Windows or Mac desktop computers.
What kind of software is this?
The software is an open source desktop planetarium for Linux/Unix, Windows and macOS. It renders the skies in realtime using OpenGL, which means the skies will look exactly like what you see with your eyes, binoculars, or a small telescope. Just put in your city or coordinates. It is very simple to use, which is one of its biggest advantages: it can easily be used by beginners.
How do I find my star?
With the included (downloadable) software, you can quickly and easily find your star. Simply enter the scientific name that’s on your registry certificate, and it will be displayed. You can then print out the star map and go outside to find it in the sky.
Does every star have a name?
Every star should be precisely identifiable on a scientific basis. However, most of the countless stars out there don’t have a name and are recorded with the aid of catalog numbers. These stars are listed in different star catalogs. Only very few stars have a name.
Can I name a specific star?
If everyone wanted to choose their own star, things would quickly get messy. You would have to download the software, choose a star, and then give its name to us. If that particular star had already been assigned a name, you’d have to search again… we’re sure you can imagine that we would never be able to guarantee your unique choice of star, even if that were feasible for us, given the hundreds of orders we get.
The romance of naming a star
Naming a star has a long and deep romantic significance. For centuries, couples have viewed the night sky as a symbol of love and togetherness. The infinite expanse of the sky reflects the endless depth of the feelings between two people. In romantic imagination, the stars can also serve as a kind of guide. When standing under a starry sky with a loved one, one can imagine that each star represents a wish or hope for the future. The stars can also help in making decisions. One can imagine that the right path is guided by a star in the sky.
The stars also have a poetic significance. In literature and poetry, stars are often a symbol of longing and desire. They can create a romantic mood and serve as inspiration for love poems. The romantic ideas of the stars and the night sky have a great influence on culture and art. In many cultures, there are myths and legends that revolve around the stars. Some believe that the stars are the souls of the departed, shining in the sky and protecting us. Others see the stars as guardians of the universe, watching over us and providing guidance.
Naming a star has a profound and romantic significance in the romantic sense. It is a symbol of love, hope, longing, and inspiration. The starry sky has a magical effect on us and can help us express our feelings and strengthen our relationships.