Adopt A Star

Wrap up an out-of-this-world gift and give your loved one a star!

Adopting a star is a unique way to honour a new birth or birthday, a special anniversary, or to say ‘thanks’ or ‘I love you’. Mark the moment with a star visible from the recipient’s location.

Adopt a Star pack

For $65, you will receive:

  • A personalised certificate with the 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:

Stars selected are visible from your selected location, and 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.

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. For special circumstances, eg. a memorial certificate, please phone (09 624 1246) or email if you have any further queries. Please allow five working days for processing and delivery.

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