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  • For nearly four decades, we have had the pleasure of working with and recording the names of stars for millions of people worldwide. We allow people to claim their own place in the cosmos when they attach a name to a star! Like the ancients before us, people worldwide are moved by the stars in very personal way. Whether they would like to present a special gift to their sweetheart, or create a lasting memorial, there is no greater honor than writing one’s name among the stars.

    For thousands of years, mankind has been mapping and recording celestial objects. From the creation of early names of stars and their place in ancient mythology and navigation, to multiple modern scientific catalogs, there have been dozens of listings of the stars created.

    Starting in 1979, International Star Registry made the heavens available to anyone wishing to give a name to a star that had only been numbered in previous astronomical compendiums. The names of stars are indexed alphabetically in our star catalog with their telescopic coordinates and are permanently recorded in our published, copyrighted listing of named stars. The stars are recorded in this way so that centuries from now our descendants can locate these star names with their telescopic coordinates. 10 volumes of the book Your Place in the Cosmos (Library of Congress Catalog No. 84-63015) containing the names of stars recorded with International Star Registry have been published and registered in the copyright office of the United States. The coordinates are derived from the NASA Hubble Guide Star Catalog and each star is named only once.

    When you honor a friend, family member, loved one, or colleague this way, it is a beautiful, memorable gift. Your star name package will include the iconic 12” x 16” star certificate with the name of the star and telescopic coordinates, a sky chart with the star’s location indicated and circled, and a booklet about astronomy. Astronomers do not use the names we assign to the stars. For scientific uniformity, the IAU it is the only body that designates the names and classification to celestial objects for scientific use, which it does very infrequently. We believe the stars overhead do not belong solely to the scientific community, but to everyone.

Know ye further that this star will henceforth be known by this name. This name is permanently filed in The Registry’s vault in Switzerland and recorded in a book which will be registered in the Copyright Office of the United States of America.

Several companies have opened up over the years, some violating our Federally Registered trademarks STAR REGISTRY®, INTERNATIONAL STAR REGISTRY®, and STARREGISTRY.COM® directly or using names that violate the trademarks by being confusingly similar, but they are not International Star Registry, and they are not affiliated with us. None have published a catalog recording the names of stars. Many of these firms have closed, leaving no records of named stars. The numbers of bright or visible stars many of these firms claim to name exceeds the actual number of visible stars in the sky.

International Star Registry produces the ONLY permanently published and copyrighted listing of named stars in the world. We are headquartered in Glenview, IL, USA and are a member of the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating.

Your Place in the Cosmos – Our Unique Catalog of Star Names

The International Star Registry records each of the stars named and their locations in book form as a lasting catalog of each star named, Your Place in the Cosmos. It is a large, hard-cover compendium and each volume of the book contains a new set of stars. Yes, millions of stars have been named!

Each volume of the book is registered with the United States copyright office.

Name a star and have it recorded in the only published listing of named stars in the world!
Library of Congress Number and ISBN information for every volume of your Place in the Cosmos.

Library of Congress Catalog number. 84-63015

  • Your Place in the cosmos, Volume I. Total Pages 530; ISBN-13: 9780961435400 (1985)
  • Your Place in the cosmos, Volume II. Total Pages 508; ISBN-13: 9780961435417 (1992)
  • Your Place in the cosmos, Volume III. Total Pages 388; ISBN-13: 9780961435424 (1992)
  • Your Place in the cosmos, Volume IV. Total Pages 502; ISBN-13: 9780961435431 (1996)
  • Your Place in the cosmos, Volume V. Total Pages 680; ISBN-13: 9780961435448 (1999)
  • Your Place in the cosmos, Volume VI. Total Pages 717; ISBN-13: 9780961435455 (2002)
  • Your Place in the cosmos, Volume VII. Total Pages 773; ISBN-13: 9780961435462 (2004)
  • Your Place in the cosmos, Volume VIII. Total Pages 652; ISBN-13: 9780961435479 (2007)
  • Your Place in the cosmos, Volume IX. Total Pages 943; ISBN-13: 9780961435486 (2013)