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. It also includes your personal special message, inscribed in the lower right corner.
Personal Letter from our Chief Astronomer
Dad will recieve in his gift package a personal 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 Dad's 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. Available on CD or via e-delivery (sample shown above)