How To Buy A Star: Tips To Get Your Name In The Sky
The night sky is a source of wonder and inspiration. As the only permanent inhabitants of planet Earth, we’re lucky enough to have access to an infinite array of stars at any given time. But that doesn’t mean it’s always easy finding the right star for you.
After all, there are countless constellations in the galaxy and countless possibilities when it comes to finding your perfect match out there in space.
Luckily, buying a star just got a little easier thanks to some helpful tips from experts and casual stargazers alike. Here's how to make sure your name gets in front of the most prominent stars in the night sky.
Find A Star Broker
A great broker can help you find the right star for you. You can hire a broker yourself, but they often cost more than hiring a broker through a website. And you should always double-check their qualifications, too: some brokers charge a fee or have other requirements or limitations.
If you can, try to find a broker who has experience with your cultural or astrological sign. The broker you choose can make or break your star purchase — so choose carefully.
Join A Star-Finding Club
Another great way to find the perfect star for you is to find a star-finding club. These clubs are run by volunteers who have dedicated their time to finding and cataloging stars for everyone.
In a sense, these clubs act like online star-finding groups: you can share pictures and data, and many clubs have dedicated chat rooms where you can discuss your findings at length.
A word of caution, though: not all clubs are created equal. When it comes to the community aspect of star-finding, it’s important to look for a club with a dedicated core of volunteers who are friendly and helpful, and who are willing to mentor new members.
Ditch Your Desk At Sunset
Want to see the world from a new angle? How about going on a star hunt from your backyard or balcony? Both of these options can give you a great new perspective on the sky, without getting out of your pajamas. You can also ditch your desk at sunset to find a new star.
While there are likely fewer stars in the sky at dusk than there are at night, you can still find a few new ones.
Talk To Experts Before You Bid
If you’re interested in learning how to buy a star, it pays to talk to experts before you bid on a star. There are multiple reasons for this:
First and foremost, you want to make sure that the star you’re interested in buying is the one you want to buy. You can often find a broker or asking club who can help you sort out the nitty-gritty details of star names and locations.
This will save you a lot of time and energy and make sure you buy the right star.
Another important reason to talk to experts is to get their advice as to the market value of your star. Unless you’re an expert in the field of astronomy, you won’t know the value of your star.