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How to Buy a Star Online

Updated on January 29, 2015

Buying a special gift for your near and dear ones, every time can lead to loads of headache. Now, most of the people have almost everything according to their interests. When the idea for some unique and innovative gift comes, we usually feel at loss and end up giving the same things; everyone gives to everyone else. How about choosing a distinct and eternal novelty gift that will last forever? Naming a Star is a special and unique gift you will cherish all through your life and further times to come.

NASA has many special name and purchase a star programs, in which you can buy your own star and get it named after your loved one. There are various websites now available, where you can buy a star online, get it registered and you get a certificate of proof for the global star registry for the name of the star over the person you want to.

One website, which works on this program and also donates 25% of every transaction for charity is the Star Foundation Network.  The site helps you in checking how to name a star after someone and comes up with various packages.  You can choose the one that suits you, name a star after somebody you want and then check out.

It is extremely simple to purchase a star through this network. Just name a Star in the sky after any of your near and dear ones. The person who receives this beautiful gift will always find warmth and love, knowing that they can look up at the sky and feel being a part of the universe. Buying a star can be a perfect, distinct and extra-ordinary gift for various occasions like birthdays, wedding anniversaries, Christmas, Valentine's Day, memorials or any other occasion.

Following are instances of some of the “Buy a star” packages offered by them:

Standard Star Package

This package is designed in a two pocket folder and would include your 8 ½ by 11 Star certificate parched on an elegant and imperial copper parchment paper, along with 7 gray granite pages of information that contains all the necessary details such as star location and planetary position of your star, the constellation your star belongs to and the astronomy in general. The package also includes the website’s signature antique brass medallion.

The Ultimate Star Gazer Package

This package is an addition to the Standard Star package and comes up with a wooden plaque with beveled edges and an acrylic cover to frame your certificate. The package also includes First Light Astronomy Kit, which is constituted of the following:

* Sky Atlas for small telescopes and binoculars.
* A distinctively designed low-distortion planisphere,
* The book called “Exploring the Night Sky with Binoculars”.
* A three-year planet locator,
* A three-year daily moon phase calendar,
* A reference card on comets,
* A table of the best meteor showers, and
* An observing log master page to be copied to begin with a well-organized observation logbook.

The whole kit comes in a heavy-duty two-pocket folder to safely keep your astronomy materials and use it for a long run.

Deluxe Buy the Moon Package

This package is also designed in a two pocket folder and would come up with the following:
• Your 8 ½ by 11 personalized Moon Deed on an elegant copper parchment paper,
• Descriptions of the various locations of the moon,
• Two maps of the moon with various locations shown, along with the surface properties of the moon and their explanations,
• Some interesting facts about the moon and
• A fun mythological explanation of the moon.
All above packages come up with a wooden plaque with beveled edges and an acrylic cover to frame your packages.

NameAStarGift is another such website, which can provide the similar services.


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      calicoaster 7 years ago

      You are most welcome wordscribe41!! :)..Glad that you liked it!!

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      wordscribe41 7 years ago

      How cool is this! I so want to buy stars for my kids, they would think it's the coolest present ever. I'd heard of this, but had no idea how to go about it. Thanks for the information.

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      calicoaster 7 years ago

      Thank you theherbivorehippi!! :) :) Yeah..I found this really sweet and very special gift for someone special!!

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      theherbivorehippi 7 years ago from Holly, MI

      I've bought stars for a couple of people! They are such great, unique and thoughtful gifts! Especially for someone who has everything. Great hub!