Yes itís true. You can buy your very own star in The Sydney Observatory Name
A Star program.
You canít take it home, but you can have it named after you. Or you might give
it as a gift to a friend or perhaps as a way of remembering a loved one.
Your star will be chosen from the Sydney Southern Star Catalogue and youíll
receive a star chart and the co-ordinates so you can easily locate your star in
the night sky. With a magnitude of between 6 and 10, your star will be visible
in the night sky from anywhere in Australia. Youíll also receive a certificate
of authentication to frame and your chosen name will be officially entered into
the Star Catalogue.
Your Name a Star package also includes an evening pass for two so you can see
your newly named star through a professional telescope.
It takes five working days to prepare a Name a star package so onít leave it to
the last minute for a special occasion.
The cost is $250 ($225 Powerhouse members) and the proceeds go to preserving and
improving the Sydney Observatory which is a charitable not-for-profit
organisation, part of the Powerhouse Museum.