How to Name a Star in 30 Seconds:
1. Select the certificate size of your choosing
2. Enter the Star Name that you desire
3. Select or enter your custom message and date
The details will be sent directly to the Official Star Archive — a real-time database of over 100,000 stars. You will receive your digital copy by email within 24 hours!
Q: How quickly will I get my certificate?
A: Naming a star is an excellent last-minute gift! Certificates are processed the same day that they are ordered. Physical certificates are shipped with expedited 2-3 day tracked shipping for free. Next day shipping is also available at a discount. Digital certificates are sent within 24 hours at most, but usually within just a few hours.
Q: What can I expect after submitting my order?
A: First you will instantly receive a confirmation email receipt. Then, within 24 hours (usually much sooner), you will receive an email containing tracking information for physical certificate orders, indicating that your order has been fulfilled. You will also receive a digital version of your certificate shortly after. Lastly, you will receive your physical certificate in the mail (if you choose to include one above) just a few days later and you are ready to give a gift of a lifetime!
Q: How do I locate my star?
A: You can locate your star on your phone or computer, or in the sky above.
- Download and install Google Earth
- On the top bar, choose the space icon and from the dropdown, select ‘Sky’
- In the search field on the left, enter the coordinates in the format: 2.359022,-10.744912
- You can reference this video and use a sky map to find your star above on a clear night.
Q: Is naming a star official? Can I really name a Star?
A: Absolutely! The Official Star Archive is a comprehensive registry of stars in our galaxy. The database is updated instantaneously and published quarterly with searchable star names and coordinates that are recognized internationally. From a legal perspective, stars cannot be “owned” by anyone since they belong to humanity. However, the star you name for your loved one will be forever in their name exclusively!
Charitable Partnership with One Tree Planted:
- We care deeply about the planet and creating a business that gives back to nature. That’s why we’re thrilled to partner with One Tree Planted
- For every star named, a tree will be planted in your honor
- Trees clean our air and water, create habitats for biodiversity, contribute to our health and wellbeing, and create jobs for social impact.
- We’re honored to have reforestation through One Tree Planted as an integral part of our business model.