Adopt A Star

Wrap up an out-of-this-world gift and give your loved one a star! It is a unique way to honour a new birth or birthday, a special anniversary, or to say ‘thanks’ or ‘I love you’. 

Adopt a Star pack

Your personalised Adopt A Star pack for $65 will contain:

  • A personalised certificate with your star coordinates
  • A laser cut wood star to keep as a memento
  • A star map so you can find your star in the night sky
  • Information about the constellation the star is in
  • One adult or two child passes to Stardome (valid for one year)

Purchasing an Adopt a Star pack helps Stardome (a registered charitable trust) continue to share astronomical knowledge and education with the public and schools of Auckland. The money raised from Adopt a Star sales goes towards our open days, upgrading planetarium shows and reaching out to students as part of our education programme.


Terms and Conditions:

The position of the star selected will be visible from your selected location but the star itself more than likely will not be. On the darkest of nights, away from city lights, no more than 5,000 stars can be seen with the unaided eye.  However, the constellation where your star belongs should be identifiable using the star chart provided. 

An official star catalogue name and/or number is cross-referenced on the presentation certificate you receive.

You do not get naming or ownership rights to the star.

The adoption programme is a donation to Stardome Observatory & Planetarium and does not constitute any legal ownership or property entitlement.

The $5 courier cost only covers shipping within New Zealand. 

Please allow five working days to process your application.

Purchase an Adopt a Star

To purchase an Adopt a Star pack please complete the form below. Please allow five working days for processing and delivery.

Please note: You do not have to have a PayPal login to purchase, simply checkout as ‘pay by credit or debit’

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