The Star Catalog - Your Place in the Cosmos
Modified: July 1, 2023 Author: International Star Registry
Over the centuries there have been dozens of star catalogs created by astronomers around the world. These catalogs contain many of the same stars, with differing numerical designations. Before 1979, no one had created a star catalog that invited everyone to claim a little piece of the heavens and name their own star. International Star Registry was conceived of for the dreamers, the romantics, and everyone who feels their own personal connection to the stars in the night sky. Naming a star is a unique gift, and Every star is only named once. Unlike scientific catalogs, the stars are all listed alphabetically so you can find your star. The names are recorded in the only permanent, published directory of named stars in the world. The first edition of the star catalog, Your Place in the Cosmos, was published and copyrighted in 1985 (Library of Congress Catalog No. 84-63015)
Since then, 9 additional volumes have been produced as the list of honorees grows. Your Place in the Cosmos, Volume 11 is scheduled to be published, registered at the US Copyright office, and available for purchase in late 2023. Pre-orders begin in 2023. The book cost just $44.95 (plus S&H). It makes a wonderful follow-up gift and a memorable family heirloom. Find your star name in the book with its location!
Each volume contains more information about the history, the astronomy, and the lore the constellations. The illustrations are derived from the 1620-star atlas by Johannes Hevelius. The volumes contain every star named since the last publication along with telescopic coordinates. Did you name a star many years ago? Many of the past volumes are available to purchase! Call our office at 800-282-3333 and we will be happy to help you find your star and identify the correct volume of the book.
Q. When I name a star, how long does the name last??
A. Forever. All of the star names are published in the hard cover book Your Place in the Cosmos. We record the star names in this way because it is the most enduring method to archive a lasting catalog. Each volume is also permanently registered in the United States Copyright Office.
Q.Is star naming real?
A. International Star Registry pioneered the concept of naming stars by creating this unique catalog of star names that everyone can take part in. Scientists have dozens of star catalogs specifically intended for astronomical use. They will not be using this alphabetical star catalog.
Q. Will NASA use the star name?
A. International Star Registry pioneered the concept of naming stars by creating this unique catalog of star names that everyone can take part in. However, NASA will not be using this alphabetical star catalog.
Q. When can I buy the star catalog Your Place in the Cosmos?
A. The books are published and registered in the Copyright office of the United States every 3 to 6 years. Volume 11 will be available late 2023.