Name a Star

Link your name with a star in the southern skies! The Name A Star program links a name with a star in the Sydney Southern Star Catalogue (SSSC). Your donation helps fund the heritage and collection program at Sydney Observatory, a non-profit organisation, part of MAAS. This means that your individual Name A Star gift is fully tax-deductible.

The SSSC was compiled by Sydney Observatory during its time as a research facility and published in 1983. All available stars can be viewed through the telescopes at Sydney Observatory and from anywhere in Australia or the Southern Hemisphere. Your chosen name for the star in our catalogue is kept in the Observatory’s records.


Unable to complete the online form?

  • Print the appropriate form for your request (individuals or corporations)
  • Scan and email it to OR
  • Fax it to Sydney Observatory on (02) 9921 3489 OR
  • Mail it to Sydney Observatory, 1003 Upper Fort Street, Millers Point, NSW, 2000

Sydney Observatory’s Name A Star program does not offer international naming rights to the star. It is an official tax-deductible donations program run by astronomers, the income from which goes towards the Observatory’s collection, heritage and programs. The Name A Star program does offer naming rights in the Sydney Southern Star Catalogue (SSSC) which was observed, photographed, measured and catalogued at Sydney Observatory.