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The Wonder of Giving a Star

A truly unique gift idea is to name a star after someone special. This act of celestial cartography has been possible since the International Astronomical Union began officially naming stars in the 1930s, but it has only become popular in recent years. Why not register a star for that hard-to-buy-for friend or family member? Here are three reasons why giving the gift of a star is sure to be appreciated. 


  • The First reason to buying a star is that it is a very personal gift. By taking the time to fill out the paperwork and make sure the star’s new name is entered into the database, you are showing that you care about this person enough to go above and beyond just buying a gift. They will be touched by your sentimentality. A gift that can be enjoyed over and over again, each time you look up at the night sky you’ll be reminded of your thoughtfulness. Also, giving the gift of a star is an affordable way to show your love. For less than the cost of dinner for two, you can give the gift of a lifetime. 


  • Another excellent reason to purchase a named star is that it can last forever. Once the registration is complete, the recipient will be able to look up their star in any sky chart and find it shining bright for generations to come. This legacy will serve as a reminder of your thoughtfulness every time they look up at night. 


  • Another reason why giving the gift of a star is so special is because stars represent eternal love. Since they're located so far away from us, they remind us that even if we're not physically close to our loved ones, they're always with us in spirit. Additionally, stars can serve as a reminder of someone who has passed away. By giving the gift of a star in their memory, you can keep their legacy alive forever. There are billions of stars in the sky, but only one that bears the name of your loved one. It’s a way to show how special they are to you. 


Think about it—what’s more romantic than looking up at the night sky and seeing a star that’s been named after your loved one? It’s a gesture that will be appreciated long after other gifts have been forgotten. And it’s something that can be enjoyed again and again. Each time you look up at the night sky, you’ll be reminded of your thoughtfulness.


  • Finally, giving someone a named star is an excellent way to support science and astronomy. We are a non-profit scientific organization that relies on public donations to continue its work mapping and cataloging objects in space. Byregistering a star, you can help further their research while also giving an amazing gift! 

The last idea

There are many great reasons to consider giving the gift of a star. It is an incredibly personal gift that will last forever, and it also supports important scientific research. So next time you are looking for something special for someone close to you, remember that registering a star might be the perfect solution!