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 two certificate styles to choose from, a beautiful Roses certificate, perfect for mothers and sweethearts, or the standard certificate style, appropriate for anyone and any occassion. The certificate styles are shown here.
Personal Letter from our Chief Astronomer
The Name a Galaxy gift 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 his 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.
Galaxy Registry of Names
All registered galaxies are archived in the Galaxy Registry of Names, which can be accessed at any time on this web site.
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 Hubble Telescope Slide Show is an excellent addition to your Name a Galaxy package, and is available on CD or via e-delivery