Will my star be unique to me?
Absolutely. Each star name will be filed and registered once
only. The star name will be filed in a registry vault and
registered with the copyright office of the United States
Will my star name be used by astronomers?
No. Scientists use astronomical coordinates to identify and
locate stars. It is not possible to actually own a stellar
object as nobody (or everybody, depending on your way of looking
at it) has ownership. A star is essentially a ball of boiling
gas trillions of miles away, so ownership is hardly a viable
What is a star?
Stars are huge balls of hot, glowing gases. Our sun is a star.
It is just an ordinary star, not the biggest nor the brightest.
But the sun is the star that is nearest to our planet Earth.
Earth is part of the sun's family of planets, moons, and comets
called the Solar System. All of the other stars that we see
in the sky are much farther away from Earth.
Long ago people were already naming the brightest
stars in the sky and learning where and when to look for them.
They also gave names to the constellations, groups of stars
that seem to form patterns in the sky. Usually these constellations
were named after gods, heroes or animals.