Millionth Star Named by the International Star Registry

-- Celebrities and People Across the World Are Wishing Upon Their Very Own

Stars for the Holidays --

Nov 14, 2001, 00:00 ET from International Star Registry

    INGLESIDE, Ill., Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Star Registry
 has named its millionth star in the sky since the company was founded more
 than 20 years ago.  To date, thousands of people have named stars to celebrate
 holidays such as Christmas, Hanukah and Valentine's Day.
     Some celebrity clients include Madonna, Mick Jagger, Nicole Kidman, Oprah
 Winfrey and the Queen Mother.  Actor James Gandolfini of the Sopranos recently
 received a star for his birthday, and a star was recently named in honor of
 the birth of actress Joely Fischer's new daughter.
     It's easy to name a star.  Just pick a name under 35 characters (or use
 your own) and the International Star Registry will help you choose from their
 inventory of 18 million stars.
     "Naming a star is a unique and personal gift that lasts a lifetime," said
 Rocky Mosele, Vice President and Director of Marketing.  "It's also a great
 idea for the last minute shopper."
     For $48 unframed and $91 framed (plus shipping and handling), clients
 receive a beautiful 12" x 16" parchment certificate with the star name of
 their choice, dedication date, and telescopic coordinates, visible with a
 small telescope or binoculars.  Also included is a comprehensive booklet with
 charts of the constellations plus a larger, more detailed chart with the
 star's name encircled in red.
     How it works
     The International Star Registry uses a system for star tracking that
 utilizes charting information on the 18 million stars gathered for the Hubble
 Space telescope.  Each new star is mapped and charted individually by
 constellation.  Once a star is designated, its name and coordinates are
 entered into the company's official listing, "Your Place in the Cosmos."  The
 master listing is published and copyrighted in a hard-covered astronomy book
 in the United States and stored in a vault in Switzerland.  New volumes of the
 book are generated every three to four years and bound copies are made
 available to the public.
     About the International Star Registry
     The International Star Registry is a company that offers customers the
 opportunity to name stars.  Since the company was founded in 1979, nearly
 one million stars have been named to celebrate holidays, toast weddings,
 commemorate births and honor memorials.  Based in Ingleside, IL, the
 International Star Registry also has offices in Australia, Canada, England,
 France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, Switzerland and many other countries.
 To locate further information or place an order, please visit or call 1-800-282-3333.
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SOURCE International Star Registry