A telescope is a great educational tool that can help project your child's interest in astronomy. If you have chosen to purchase a telescope as a birthday gift, pair it with a star dedication certificate, software, and reading materials.
What Is A Star Naming Kit?
There are billions of galaxies and an infinite number of stars that are collectively located in them. Some stars in the closest galaxy, the Milky Way, have been given names. Many stars in the Milky Way and surrounding galaxies do not have formal names and have been assigned numerical codes. Each numerical code is representative of a star's coordinates.
Individual companies offer people the opportunity to name stars. The star-naming capability is a novelty and is not affiliated with the scientific community. However, once a name is given to a star, it will be entered into a database that is affiliated with the company that a naming kit was purchased from.
This means that your child, you, or another loved one in your family can look up coordinate information for the star that was named and will see the assigned name, along with the location details that are provided.
What Is Included With a Purchase?
A star naming kit includes a certificate that presents the star's name, stargazing software, and a booklet that highlights important information about stars and their respective galaxies. Before you will receive a kit, you will need to place an order through the naming service. Have the name picked out and input this information through the seller's website.
Pick the galaxy that you would like the star to be located in. Choose your child's first name or include their middle name when selecting the name that will be given to the star that is assigned. After submitting your payment, you will receive a confirmation email to let you know that a star has been assigned the name that you have selected. Soon, the kit will arrive in the mail. Wrap the kit with star-themed paper and wrap the telescope with similar paper.
Surprise your loved one with the gifts, during their party or after a family meal. Your child's eyes will probably light up when they see the telescope and naming kit and they will probably be inquisitive and wish to head outdoors so that they can attempt to locate "their" star. Help your child set up the telescope and adjust it so that they can comfortably look through the viewfinder.
Contact a star dedicating service to learn more.