International Star Registry began in 1979 when our founder wanted
to name a star for his young daughter. He was told that by policy
astronomers do not name stars, but further research showed that there
was nothing to prevent him from starting a star naming service himself.
ISR was launched as an unusual gift idea which enables you to express
your sentiments towards someone. Since that time we have named over
a million stars worldwide for celebrities, dignitaries and loved
We have offices in the UK, USA, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada,
France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Spain and Switzerland,
all of which are committed to the compilation and maintenance of
an internationally co-ordinated Celestial Register.
Astronomers do not use the names we designate to stars but always
refer to them by position or catalogue number. Naming a star is
therefore not a scientific venture but a symbolic gesture of regard,
friendship or love.
There are 100,000 million stars in our Milky Way galaxy alone.
Of these, just 16 million have been catalogued by position and brightness
and it is to one of these previously un-named stars that we will
designate the name of your choice.