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, special anniversary, a different way to say I love you, or simply a gift for that person who has everything. Our memorial star option can also be a special way to remember a loved one who has passed away.
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.
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.
A constellation representing a person’s ‘star sign’ is not readily visible on their birthday as it will be too close to the sun, therefore a star in this constellation will not be chosen.
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. We do not ship to overseas addresses. Please provide us with a New Zealand address. Stardome does not accept liability for the star after it has left Stardome and your dispatch email has been sent.
Please allow five working days to process your application.
Occasionally customers visit hoping that an Adopt a Star package can be prepared while they wait. We regret that this is not possible.
To purchase an Adopt a Star pack please complete the form below. Please allow five working days for processing and delivery.
You do not have to have a PayPal login to purchase, simply checkout as ‘pay by credit or debit’