Is naming a star a con?
Is ISR’s star-naming business therefore a scam? No, not legally. The company promises to send you a piece of parchment, a booklet and a star map – and it delivers. It also promises to copyright your star’s new name and location in a book – and it does.
What stars are named after you?
When you talk about “buying stars” or “naming stars” for yourself or a friend, you are most likely referring to the claims of one of the commercial companies who promise to do this for you for money (something of the order of $US 50). You can do this, but it is not official.
How much does it cost to name a star after someone?
When you buy a star, we offer a variety of packages to choose from that meets everyone’s budget. Our prices range from $19.95 to over $100. Our star registry provides a unique service; all our packages include your star name and special message of dedication that are launched into space on a real mission.
How do you name a star in your name?
Just enter the name of the person on whom you want the star named and complete your order. You can also add a personal gift message (during checkout). Verifying Your Registration: You can verify your registration with the registering company in UK or by checking online on Name A Star Registry.
Can I buy a star from NASA?
NASA has nothing to do with star names and naming stars at all. The only organization which publishes stars named by the scientific community, is the IAU (International Astronomical Union). This means that if you want to name a star as a gift for someone, NASA isn’t the place to go to.
What is the official Star naming registry?
The International Star Registry (ISR) is an organization founded in 1979, which sells the right to unofficially name stars. Products and services are often marketed as gifts or memorials.