Welcome to International Star Registry, the original star naming company! We have been naming stars for people since 1979. Celebrities, dignitaries, royalty and people all over the world have used our services to buy a star for friends and family. Name a star for someone special.

How can I buy a star?

1. International Star Registry will select a special star in the sky and record your Star Name and Star Date for you.

2. You will receive a star naming package that includes a beautiful parchment Star Certificate, a Sky Chart with your name, and the star’s coordinates.

3. When you name a star it will be permanently recorded in Your Place in the Cosmos, the only published listing of named stars in the world! Each volume is copyrighted in the United States of America and available for purchase for future generations to refer to and enjoy.

Flowers, cards, and candy are nice; when you name a star for a loved one, your gift will stand the test of time. When you buy a star from us, you will be purchasing an unforgettable gift that you can share forever.

Browse our site to discover the different star naming kits we have available and place your order today!

Q: Can I name a star?

A: Yes. You can dedicate a star to someone special. We offer a Gift Package where we select a special star in the sky and record your Star Name and Star Date. The Gift Package includes a beautiful parchment Certificate, a Sky Chart with your name and the star’s coordinates and an informative booklet on astronomy. We publish all names in the astronomical compendium Your Place in the Cosmos, which is registered in the U.S. Copyright Office.

Q: Am I buying the star?

A: No. We do not own the star, so we cannot sell it to you.
This is like adopting the star. This star is associated with that special someone. It is something you can point at to know that there is something special out there for you.

Q: Will the scientific community recognize my star name?

A: No. We are a private company that provides Gift Packages. Astronomers will not recognize your name because your name is published only in our Star catalog. We periodically print a book called Your Place in the Cosmos ©,which lists the stars that we have named.

Q: Can I return the product?

A: Yes. If you are not completely satisfied, you may return your product for a full refund. We want you to appreciate our products and if you are not happy, then we are not happy.

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Q: Can I pick where my star is located?

A: You can select which constellation you want you star to be in.

Q: Can I request my star to be located in a specific area?

A: Yes. Selecting a specific area is a special option we provide. If you have the astronomical coordinate where you would like your star to be, we will search for a star in that area. Generally we can find a star that is nearby.
This is a special operation that cannot be completed on our Web site. Please email our Customer Service or phone us at 1-800-282-3333 for assistance with this feature.

Q: Can I pay using my credit card?

A: Yes. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express.

Q: Can I pay using my PayPal or other online banking method?

A: Yes you can! On the final payment page select PayPal for your payment, then follow the instructions.

Q: Can you ship my package to the person for whom the star is named?

A: Yes. We can ship your package where you specify. If you order several items, we can ship each item to a separate location.

Q: How long does it take for a package to arrive?

A: We usually deliver packages in the continental US in 8-12 business days.
We have premium shipping services if you would like to receive your package overnight or the 2nd day.

Q: How long does it take for a package to arrive overseas?

A: It takes from 10 to 14 business days for a package to be delivered.

Q: What does the S/H mean?

A: S/H is our shorthand for Shipping and Handling.

Q: What if my country is not listed in the countries you list to, are you able to ship to me?

A: You can still name a star and receive the easy and affordable “Instant Star Gift Package”. The famous International Star Registry package has been resized and digitized for convenient printing at home. Nothing is sent by post and the address in unimportant. Please select any country from the dropdown list when placing your order. Your PDF will be emailed to you within minutes of your order. We recommend printing on nice quality paper for best results.