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Send someone into orbit - name a star, 50% off (£23.50 delivered)
Send someone into orbit - name a star, 50% off (£23.50 delivered)

Send someone into orbit - name a star, 50% off (£23.50 delivered)

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Send that special someone into orbit by naming a star after them. They'll get a framed personalised certificate, giving their star database reference number. This new updated pack also includes an educational astronomy starter kit, with a sky chart and star plotter to help you find the area of your own star. With a RRP of £40, these are only £20 for lastminute.com customers.

Your star name will be recorded within the Intergalactic Star database and allocated with a unique star number from this database. Please note that this is a fun, inspirational gift and scientific institutions will continue to refer to stars by their catalogue number or coordinates only.

What you get:

Presentation box
A4 clip-framed personalised certificate
Introduction letter
Star area co-ordinates sheet
A Sky view planisphere (to help see your star)
Map of the stars
Guide to Northern Constellations - by Robin Scagell
Delivery details

Delivery available to the UK only

Delivery options available:
Royal Mail First Class (between 3 - 5 working days) - £3.50

21 Comments

What gives them the right to sell them in the first place :giggle:

Always makes me laugh when these so called sites pop up selling "Real Estate" land in space too.

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Money Spinning

What gives them the right to sell them in the first place :giggle:Always … What gives them the right to sell them in the first place :giggle:Always makes me laugh when these so called sites pop up selling "Real Estate" land in space too.





i know, i don't understand it either. the same site is 'selling' a piece of the moon too lastminute.com/lmn…581 :giggle:

i named a star after me and the husband on our first wedding anniversary. Quite regret it now we're divorced!

SHOWMAN36

]I wonder what they use to deliver it?



moon dust:whistling:

Original Poster

i ordered one for my girlfriends birthday and she seemed to like it

What a load of rubbish, i would rather name a dogturd after me for free ! cheecky blighters ....:w00t:

smells of spam to me

Why waste time just having a star named after you?!

I've got a whole planet for sale if anyone is interested. Three and a half grand and it's yours. 10% discount for cash and I'll send you the deed of sale by return, as soon as I get the readies or your cheque has cleared. You're free to move in anytime you want:thumbsup:

sorry you cant sell the whole planet as it belongs to me.i bought it off a bloke down the pub for 2 fags and half a kebab...he said it was all above board..you can buy it from me for a chicken tika buna and 2 cans of redstripe...:-D

When my wife passed away a few years ago, a friend named a star after her and gave me the details and sky locations..

I know they probably have no right to name a star, but I occasionally look up at the stars and feel a little sentimental.

Do you really need to pay a company £20 to print out a 'certificate' saying an invisible-to-naked-eye star is named after you/your loved one? Come on guys, this is such a con. Get yourself a sheet of decent parchment paper and print one out yourself...

Well i for one think its lovely and chiptivo its great that you have something like that. To me its alot nicer than a park bench

Chiptivo

When my wife passed away a few years ago, a friend named a star after her … When my wife passed away a few years ago, a friend named a star after her and gave me the details and sky locations..I know they probably have no right to name a star, but I occasionally look up at the stars and feel a little sentimental.



Excuse me Squire but surely having a bogus naming ceremony isn't really a fitting tribute to a loved one? It might be OK for a hamster or a goldfish but your wife - surely not!!!!????:?

So for all you forthcoming widows and widowers, why not plant a tree instead - it'll help with the carbon problems and give you a tangible, living memorial of your deceased loved one to focus on:thumbsup:

Don't want to sound out of line but who are you to say whats acceptable for people, he said it was a gift from a friend and he feels fondly towards occasioanlly.

fly123uk

Don't want to sound out of line but who are you to say whats acceptable … Don't want to sound out of line but who are you to say whats acceptable for people, he said it was a gift from a friend and he feels fondly towards occasioanlly.



Well I have a friend to whom I "feel fondly towards occasionally" - yet star naming is still absolute bollox:p

It's a seriously silly thing to purchase, only for those with more money than sense IMO. Some generic certificate with your name on it don't mean nothing if it is not officially registered in your name of choice. Besides, there are so many stars in the universe that you could simply put a 'x' anywhere on the map and it would be pointing at a star somewhere in the universe :roll:
You will get a star that hasn't even been 'found' yet, and never will be as it is soooo far away LOL By the time you are returned to starstuff, your purchase will be back on the market being sold to some other mugg.
Anyone want to own a grain of sand on the moon? Only a tenner. I'll give you a map of where to find it and all sorts of useless junk to make you feel all celestial about your purchase. 100,000,000,000 items in stock at the moment :giggle:

Its about the thought better than the junk you get most of the time

although i'd rather get one of the oxfam gifts

jah128

Do you really need to pay a company £20 to print out a 'certificate' … Do you really need to pay a company £20 to print out a 'certificate' saying an invisible-to-naked-eye star is named after you/your loved one? Come on guys, this is such a con. Get yourself a sheet of decent parchment paper and print one out yourself...



I'm with you on this one. Anyone with half a brain wouldn't 'purchase' this piece of 'property'.

fly123uk

Its about the thought better than the junk you get most of the time



I agree, but a bunch of flowers says so much more. Meaningful sentiment can be as simple as a well timed kiss on the cheek. I don't mean the butt cheek either :giggle:
Star names are just something for people with good business acumen to sell, to eager people with money to waste. Sentiment is nice, make no mistake. It's the tosser running around in his Lexus, on the back of that sentiment, that I can't stomach :x
I've got nothing against people making a fair buck. But this is just a blind sell as I see it. If you were to take that certificate to the authority that names stars, to verify that you have a tangible star named after you, I guarantee that there would be no such star on record in any such name.
These people are, in effect, selling nothing, zilch, for reddy cash. There has to be something wrong with that surely. It's akin to selling fresh air.

Actually, I just bothered to read this little nugget in the OP ...

Please note that this is a fun, inspirational gift and scientific institutions will continue to refer to stars by their catalogue number or coordinates only.

So, you are buying nothing. A pretend star on some entrepreneur's database. WOW! Bargain.
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