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Bucket List Check | 59. Name a star

April 24, 2015
source: weheartit.com picture links to source.

I don’t have much to say about it yet since we haven’t received our package from the Star Registry yet! This is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while now and am glad to finally say we have named a star in our vast galaxy. It isn’t named in just any constellation either. It is carefully selected in the Ursa Minor constellation. Yes folks, there is a star representing my husband and I in the big dipper!

The name is  our initials and our anniversary.

I can’t wait to get the package. When I do, I will post it here along with some photos.

I think this is a really cool thing to be able to do. Of course there’s no way to physically buy a star since the star can’t really be owned but no star is named twice. The website basically puts it like you are adopting the star. All stars are added to the “Your Place in the Cosmos” database which is then filed away safely with the U.S. Copyright Office.

It is very sentimental because anytime you see that particular galaxy, you will be reminded of whatever significance you chose to twinkle in the sky. In my case, it is a star for our love. I remember walking around my backyard while we were still dating, looking up at the night sky while on the phone with him from four states away.

This truly is a great gift idea and it is among the most unique.


    1. I had no idea this existed until a couple of years ago! I thought it was a very interesting thing to do. Can you imagine giving it as a gift to someone? Wow.

  1. I have given these as gifts to people such as employers, teachers and countless others over the years. What a terrific thing to know that they are still around.

    1. That’s great! I’m glad I learned about them. I can only imagine the utmost joy they must have felt receiving such a unique, thoughtful gift!

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