The International Star Registry is the world's first star naming service - we have named over a million stars.

 

 

 

 

 


     
  The International Star Registry began in 1979 when our founder wanted to name a star for his young daughter. He was told that by policy astronomers do not name stars, but further research showed that there was nothing to prevent him from starting a star naming service himself.

ISR was launched as an unusual gift idea which enables you to express your sentiments towards someone. Since that time we have named over a million stars worldwide for celebrities, dignitaries and loved ones.

We have offices in the UK, USA, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Spain and Switzerland, all of which are committed to the compilation and maintenance of an internationally co-ordinated Celestial Register.

Astronomers do not use the names we designate to stars but always refer to them by position or catalogue number. Naming a star is therefore not a scientific venture but a symbolic gesture of regard, friendship or love.

There are 100,000 million stars in our Milky Way galaxy alone. Of these, just 16 million have been catalogued by position and brightness and it is to one of these previously un-named stars that we will designate the name of your choice.