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Adopt a Star Program
The TAO is pleased to announce the launching of our Adopt a Star Program by offering the public the ability to adopt and register a star in their chosen name. There are a given number of very bright stars in our sky. We will be registering
Stars according to their brightness. You may also pick your favorite star or leave
the selection up to us.
Adopted stars and their chosen name will be recorded next to the existing official name of the star on the TAO Master Star Adoption Registry and placed on display at the Twillingate Astronomical Observatory in Newfoundland, Canada.
Our Adopt a Star Program will make an ideal gift for Birthdays, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Anniversaries, Graduations, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Weddings, Engagements, Christenings, Promotions, Memorial of a loved one who has passed and most importantly … just because.
Adopt a Star Rates
Star Adoption Programs are determined by the star's brightness with prices ranging from $55 - $100 per star
- Star Elite Program: First Magnitude Stars & Brighter $100
- Gold Star Program: Second Magnitude Stars $85
- Bronze Star Program: Third Magnitude Stars $70
- Silver Star Program: Fourth Magnitude Stars $55
What’s in the Adopt a Star Program Package?
- Welcome Letter
- Adopt a Star Certificate
- Finder Chart
- Free Observing Session Coupon
- Specific details about your chosen star
- Story & Birth of a star explained
- Scientific Catalogue System explained
- Star size, magnitude & brightness explained
- Apparent Magnitude & Absolute Magnitude explained
- Spectral Classification explained
- Star motion, life and position in the sky explained
- From single star to cluster of Galaxies explained
- FAQ’s Adopt a Star Program explained
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|STAR ADOPTION & REQUEST FOR REGISTRATION FORM
ADOPTER’S INFORMATION: PERSON RECEIVING STAR ADOPTION CERTIFICATE
Questions marked with an asterick* are required.
Form provided by Freedback.
Disclaimer: Participation in this Adopt a Star Program does not imply any official association of the Adopters name with any star. Official star names are only assigned by the International Astronomical Union. Nobody can purchase an official star name or receive any official recognition through participation in any program including this Adopt a Star Program.
Please select from the drop down menu the Adopt a Star Program you chose to participate in.
Twillingate Astronomical Observatory
Adopt a Start Program