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International Star Registry is an Illinois company that has been in business since 1979. The Star Registry allows customers to name a star in the sky to honor someone in their lives, be it a spouse, child, family member, or friend, by recording the chosen star name and telescopic coordinates in the book "Your Place in the Cosmos" which is copyrighted in the United States copyright office. Each star is unique and is only named once. Star coordinates are taken from the Hubble Guide Star Catalog database. They issue an exclusive 12" x 16" certificate and sky chart with the name and telescopic coordinates to be given to the gift recipient. Located in Glenview, IL, this company serves an international audience as well as the greater Chicagoland area, including the cities of Schaumburg, Bolingbrook, Naperville, Lake Forest, Deerfield, Crystal Lake, Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows, Deerfield, Mount Prospect, St Charles, Geneva, Batavia, Rockford, Aurora, Joliet, Great Lakes, Brookfield, Edison Park, Park Ridge, Skokie, Lincolnwood, Wilmette, Winnetka, Blue Island, Posen, Dixmoor, and Midlothian. The company has named stars for celebrities, international dignitaries, and a variety of other luminaries throughout its lifespan.
This company names stars for individuals. The purchaser determines a name for the star they choose. The gift package can be ordered either framed or unframed, with the name of their choosing, the dedication date, and the telescopic coordinates of their chosen star. The book, "Your Place in the Cosmos," is copyrighted so that others can look up the star name and find it using the coordinates. This listing is not, nor is it intended to be intended to be, recognized by the scientific community, but it is protected by copyright law. A variety of star name packages are available, including couples packages and framed packages. Jewelry items are also available.
Visit the website for the International Star Registry to learn more about their services, view their different star name packages, and to name a star in honor of a loved one or as a gift.
Star Registry(r) International Star Registry(r) and starregistry.com(r) are registered trademarks of International Star Registry of Illinois.
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Business ManagementMs. Elaine Stolpe, Director of Communications Ms. Laura Marten, Director of Customer Service Ms. Phyllis Mosele, President
Advertising - Direct Mail Internet Shopping Novelties - Retail Direct Mail Advertising (NAICS: 541860)
Alternate Business NamesInternational Star Registry of Illinois LTD
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This company offers personalized parchment certificates which contain a star's name - chosen by the consumer - along with the star's coordinates and a map of where the star can be found in the sky. The star-naming certificates are novelty gifts, however, and are not real certificates which are recognized by the scientific community or used by it. The star names are recorded in a book which belongs to the company and is copyrighted by it, and consumers should keep in mind that the copyright protects the rights of the company; it does not imply that the U.S. government endorses or vouches for the book's contents. The star name certificates are for entertainment purposes only, and International Star Registry is not a recognized authority to name and designate stars. The company does provide this disclaimer and explains these issues on its website.
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