Star Names

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Star Names – We wanted to share with you something that I find truly fascinating – Star Names! 

There are over 300 billion stars in our Galaxy!

Not every star in the universe has been given a name.  In fact, there are billions of stars that have not been named or catalogued by scientists.

However, many stars have been given proper names, such as the star systems in our galaxy, and those that have been studied by astronomers.

There are too many to name each one.

The naming of stars is a complex and ongoing process.  There are different methods for assigning names to stars depending on their characteristics and location in the sky.

For example, many of the stars in the night sky have traditional names that date back to ancient times, such as Betelgeuse, Sirius, and Vega. 

These names are often based on mythology, folklore, or historical figures. 

Other stars have been given names that reflect their position in the sky, such as Polaris.  Specifically, it is known as the North Star because it is located almost directly above the Earth’s North Pole.  In modern times, stars are often designated with a combination of letters and numbers based on their position in the sky and other characteristics.    

The most used system for identifying stars is the Henry Draper Catalogue.  

In this instance they assign a unique number to each star based on its position in the sky.

In addition to these official names and designations, many stars have also been given informal or colloquial names by astronomers, such as “the Pillars of Creation” or “the Eye of Sauron.”  Overall, not every star in the universe has been named.  

For example, there are many stars that have been given official or unofficial names based on a variety of factors.  These names range from the common, such as Vega and Sirius, to the more obscure, such as Polaris Australis and Aludra.

In fact, star names have been a part of human history for centuries.

Specifically, many cultures developing their own naming systems based on constellations and myths.   So, the next time you look up at the night sky, take a moment to appreciate the beauty and wonder of the stars and the names that have been given to them.

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  • Imagine the joy and excitement they will feel as they receive a personalised certificate and star chart commemorating this special gift.
  • Plus, they will be able to locate their very own star in the night sky and even share its coordinates with friends and family. 
  • Our star naming registry is a fantastic way to celebrate any occasion, from weddings and birthdays to graduations and retirements.

So why not make someone’s day and give them a gift that truly shines? Name a star today!