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Name a Galaxy is Free!
Other sites charge $50 or more to name a star. NameAGalaxy.com names a galaxy
(trillions of stars) for free.
You print your own certificates on your own printer.
Can you really Name
a Galaxy or Star?
Astronomical names are determined by the International
Astronomical Union. NameAGalaxy and all other star naming services cannot
officially name a star. All we can do is collect the unofficial names and record
them. You can read an article about this in Wired
We don't charge for our service, so we are not ripping you off. If you don't think I'm real or that I have something to hide you can call me at
Record a Galaxy Name!
Fill in the following information and press the submit button. The certificate
that is produced is about 500,000 bytes and will take several minutes to download
if you have a modem line. In some cases the system will ask you twice if you
want to save or run the PDF file. This is normal.
I don't want your email address for any reason except to notify you that your
certificate is ready. I have only set up a small number of galaxies for use
by this system. I don't want to use them all up immediately so I ask you to
leave a valid email address. I use it to send you a URL where you can view your
I started this site in 2003 and I've never been accused of spamming anyone.
There is a website that charges $20 for a galaxy: http://www.nameyourgalaxy.com/. They have some snarky things to say about this site. I started NameAGalaxy.com because it is interesting. The only money I've ever made off of this site is from the advertising that I scatter around and that doesn't pay for the name registration. I do this because it was fun and the people who register here think it is fun. Neither of us can "officially" register the name of a galaxy.
I don't believe in charging for something that I can't really provide.