The certificate is inscribed with the recipient's name, the galaxy's astronomical name (the NGC number), and signed by an astronomer, curator, and archivist from Windowpane Observatory.
There are 3 certificate styles to choose from: a beautiful Roses certificate, Father & Child certificate with a personal inscription, or the standard certificate style.
Personal Letter from our Chief Astronomer
Your galaxy package will contain a personally written and signed letter from our Chief Astronomer with a scientific profile of the galaxy and other interesting facts about your galaxy.
The full-color custom-made Star Chart locates the exact position of the galaxy in the night sky, relative to the Big Dipper and North Pole. With this chart, the galaxy can be easily located without a telescope.
Rotating Star Map
This optional star map shows the locations of constellations and planets of any night sky according to the day of year and time of night. Includes a fascinating 16-page book on backyard star gazing. Choose this optional item during check out.
Personal Dedication Web Page
Express a personal message on a beautiful dedication web page. Available in one of 2 styles: single rose and galaxy. Select this optional feature during check out.
Hubble Telescope Slide Show
Included in your gift is a stunning Hubble Slide Show, a visual feast of images from deep space taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.
The Extraterrestrial Planet Finder Kit
Your gift package also includes our famous Extraterrestrial Planet Finder Kit. Audio instruction, star charts and scientific profiles to show you how to find the nearest inhabitable planets from your own back yard, even without a telescope. The ET Planet Finder Kit gives coordinates and a star map of the 5 most visible of these stars and planets.