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Posted by: Twinker ( )
Date: May 04, 2012 12:32AM

A few years ago, someone gave me, as a gift, a certificate that a star had been named in my honor. Perhaps some of you also had stars named in your honor.

Question is - how can we find out where these stars are and if they are anywhere near a star called Kolob? Wouldn't that be something?

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Posted by: PeacePrincess ( )
Date: May 04, 2012 12:36AM

The very second I saw this topic's headline, and your profile name, in the topics list, my first thought was:

Hey, that's right!
Twinker, Twinker, little star,
How I wonder what you are.

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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: May 04, 2012 01:49AM


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Posted by: robertb ( )
Date: May 04, 2012 11:10AM

Cool, Twinker! :-)

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Posted by: EssexExMo ( )
Date: May 04, 2012 05:37AM

sorry to say, anyone can set up an organisation and say they will name a star after you. It's a 'kinda' scam, and you're really just paying for a nice certificate.
anyone with some fancy paper and a good printer could start up their own company - "Kandi's hairdressing salon and astronomical star naming service" - and it would have as much weight as any of the other star naming services
There is no commonly agreed register(s) for these, and they are not recognised by any serious astronomical society.

The ones I am aware of, usually give a location for the star and some details about it (magnitude, distance, appearance, etc)

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Posted by: Dances with Cureloms ( )
Date: May 04, 2012 09:27AM

Congratulations Twinker, someone who thought highly of you wanted to name a piece of the universe after you. That itself is an awesome gift.

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Posted by: Dances with Cureloms ( )
Date: May 04, 2012 09:31AM

as this is where the war in heaven was witnessed by the replicant Roy Batty in the movie 'Bladerunner'.

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Posted by: Misfit ( )
Date: May 04, 2012 03:01PM

I'm still waiting for all my memories of mormonism to be lost...

...like tears in the rain.

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Posted by: Twinker ( )
Date: May 04, 2012 10:00AM

As to you, EssexExMo! Thanks a lot! You just destroyed my most precious memory! Boo hoo.

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Posted by: drilldoc ( )
Date: May 04, 2012 11:54AM

One, you can see it without the hubble space telescope.
Two, it shows up on google sky map.

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