I wanted to register a star for my nieces 5th birthday. I thought it would be a cool gift for her to cherish for years but I have my doubts now. Are these registries certified? Are the official? Are the a hoax? Any details will help.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Posted 18 September 2006 - 08:17 PM
These star registries are in no way official. Only the International Astronomical Union (IAU) have the authority to name astronomical objects.
"Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-boggingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the street to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space." - The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams 1952 - 2001