Name a Star (unofficially)

Posted by Laurie Sullivan at 4/22/2010 2:00:00 PM

In 1984 my parents named a star after me and my two younger sisters as a novelty gift. The star’s name is LAWENAM…LAurie, WENdy, AMy. I shared the star certificate with some students and they asked if they could name a star. Only the International Astronomical Union (IAU) can official name stars. However, some companies sell star certificates. Please read the FAQ so you are aware what you are purchasing. Below is a photo of my certificate and the associated website. DSC06278