And how do you go about getting a star registered with the International Star Registry? In the past, naming a star was primarily done by members of professional astronomy societies, and this tradition carried on into the century. However, in recent decades, amateur astronomers have become more prominent in naming stars. Indeed, many of them choose amateur stars rather than those registered with the International Astronomical Union (IAU).
International Star Registry started in 1979 with a simple concept. Named after the first planet from the Sol system discovered around our own solar system, it was hoped that naming a star would increase interest in space travel. A star is a celestial body, approximately the size of a planet, which can rotate rapidly. Since no one yet knows exactly how stars form and evolve, the International Star Registry was designed to provide naming guidance for people who wish to name a star.
Originally, the list included only those stellar objects whose names were consistent with scientific names. In addition to the planets Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, the star system also had twelve satellites, namely, Halley, Hale-Bopp, Aldrin, MEarth, Gloster, Vesta, Pallas, Rhea, Galileo, Hebe, and Cassiopeia. The list still includes over five hundred stars and constellations, but is constantly being refined and updated. The International Star Registry now includes over one thousand additional celestial bodies.
Naming a star after a woman is not uncommon, and many female astronomers participate in star registration through the International Astronomical Association. This organization helps to promote and further the science of astronomy and space exploration through the granting, promoting, and publicizing of awards and fellowships. There are many ways to get involved, including naming a star, designing your own star chart, and joining the organization of interest. All these activities help in educating the public about space, time, astronomy, and the universe.
Before selecting a star for a woman, you should consult with a professional at a reputable institution of higher learning who specializes in celestial navigation.You will be provided name a star after someone with a star chart, with letters on each quarter of the chart designated to constellations and other celestial bodies. You would then choose a star in the catalog that are closest to your star chart, and which also happens to be an actual star in your skies. For instance, if your star is Vega, you could select Vega, to complete the formation sequence for the new name.
If you are getting ready to take your first sky tour, be sure to let your guide know which star is your first one, so that he/she can point it out to you when you get back. Remember, naming a star is more than choosing a name out of a book; it is selecting the name of a particular constellation in the skies which will help you to understand more fully the ways by which the heavens were created and organized. Your guide will teach you all you need to know about naming constellations, and the creation of the entire solar system