Ronald Reagan has 4 stars named after him

 Modified: July 1, 2023     Author: International Star Registry

Ronald Wilson Reagan, a prominent conservative figure, was born on February 6, 1911. He went on to become an American politician and actor, eventually serving as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. His presidency, often referred to as the Reagan era, had a profound impact on the nation’s history. Reagan’s journey to the White House began after he graduated from Eureka College in 1932. Initially working as a sports broadcaster in Iowa, he soon ventured into the world of Hollywood. In 1937, Reagan made the move to California, where he became a well-known and respected film actor. His popularity grew, and he eventually served as the president of the Screen Actors Guild from 1947 to 1952 and again from 1959 to 1960. It was during the 1960s that he began to gain recognition as a new conservative voice in politics, delivering a famous speech known as “A Time for Choosing” in support of presidential candidate Barry Goldwater. 

In 1966, Reagan was elected Governor of California, and during his tenure, he showcased his skills as a leader. He successfully turned the state’s budget deficit into a surplus and took a strong stance against university protests. In 1976, Reagan challenged incumbent President Gerald Ford for the Republican presidential nomination, coming very close to winning. However, it was in the 1980 United States presidential election that he secured the Republican nomination and went on to win a decisive victory against incumbent Democratic President Jimmy Carter. 

As President, Reagan introduced a series of economic policies known as “Reaganomics.” These policies involved cutting taxes, deregulating the economy, and reducing government spending during a period of stagflation. His approach to Cold War policy involved escalating the arms race and distancing the United States from the policy of détente with the Soviet Union. In 1983, Reagan ordered the invasion of Grenada, asserting the United States’ presence in the Caribbean. Throughout his presidency, Reagan faced significant challenges and accomplishments. He survived an assassination attempt in 1981, fought against public sector labor unions, and implemented stricter measures in the war on drugs. However, he was criticized for his slow response to the AIDS epidemic, which began during his tenure.  In the 1984 presidential election, Reagan secured another landslide victory, defeating former Vice President Walter Mondale. During his second term, foreign affairs took center stage, with events such as the 1986 bombing of Libya and the ongoing Iran–Iraq War. Reagan’s administration was also involved in a controversial scheme known as the Iran-Contra affair, where illegal arms sales to Iran were used to fund the Contras in Nicaragua. 

Despite controversies and challenges, Reagan’s policies significantly impacted the American economy. His tenure saw a reduction in inflation and unemployment rates, while the nation experienced its longest peacetime expansion. Additionally, Reagan’s policies and approach to negotiations with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev played a pivotal role in the end of the Cold War and the eventual collapse of Soviet communism.  After leaving the presidency in 1989, Reagan faced a new battle with Alzheimer’s disease, which gradually affected his physical and mental capabilities. He passed away on June 5, 2004, leaving behind a legacy that historians and scholars rank among the middle to upper tier of American presidents. He remains highly regarded by the general public for his conservative leadership and strong vision for America. 

As a unique tribute to President Reagan’s legacy, someone named a star after him through the International Star Registry. The star bears the name “Ronald Reagan” and was officially recorded on February 07, 1986, with the following coordinates: Hercules RA 16h 28m 57.00s D 07° 45′ 0.00″. The star is located in the constellation Hercules, a prominent constellation in the northern hemisphere’s sky. Hercules is one of the oldest constellations known, dating back to ancient times. In both astronomy and astrology, it holds significant cultural and mythological significance. In Greek mythology, Hercules was a heroic figure known for his incredible strength and bravery. The constellation depicts the hero holding a club and the skin of the Nemean Lion, representing his triumph over adversity. 

Other stars named for Ronald Reagan:

Ronald Reagan
Pegasus RA 23h 41m 45.00s D 08° 13′ 0.00″
February 06, 1986

Ronald Wilson “1” Reagan
Puppis RA 7h 56m 57.00s D-23° 10′ 0.00″
December 26, 1984

Ronald Wilson Reagan
Ursa Major RA 10h 21m 0.00s D 65° 0′ 0.00″
December 25, 1980

The International Star Registry offers a unique opportunity for people to record a star name in honor of their loved ones or cherished figures. The process is simple, and individuals can buy a star package that includes personalized certificates and star maps. Naming a star after someone is a thoughtful and enduring gift, making it perfect for various occasions, including christenings, anniversaries, and Father’s Day. The stars recorded through the International Star Registry will remain a timeless and memorable tribute to the special people in one’s life. 

In conclusion, Ronald Reagan’s life and career were marked by significant achievements and contributions to American politics and society. As the 40th President of the United States, his presidency shaped the Reagan era and solidified his position as a prominent conservative figure. Today, his legacy lives on not only in history books but also in the night sky, with a star named in his honor through the International Star Registry. The act of naming a star after someone holds sentimental value and makes for a unique and touching gift for various occasions, capturing the essence of Ronald Reagan’s enduring impact on the nation and its people. 




Q. Who named a star Ronald Wilson “1” Reagan?  

A. In 1984 the Heisman Trophy committee named stars for the 50 Heisman Trophy winners and for President Reagan, who was in attendance. The star names contained the players’ numbers, and the star for the president was given the number “1”.


Q. Where are the stars named for Ronald Reagan?

A. President Reagan’s stars are recorded in Volume 1 and Volume 2 of Your Place in the Cosmos. These permanent catalogs of the named stars were published and copyrighted in 1985 and 1988.


Q. Will my star package look like the one given to the Presidents?   

A. You will receive the same beautiful International Star Registry Certificate received by all the presidents when you buy a star package to name a star. 

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