The Truth Behind Naming Stars

It is estimated that there are about 300 billion stars in our Milky Way, that means 300 billion stars to be searched for and named. The ability to name a star, has become a popular gift and way to commemorate loved ones, with star naming companies providing buyers with an official certificate and personalised star chart.  However, what is the legitimacy of this? Can you actually pay to name your very own star? – Joining us on the line to discuss this was Dr Bradley Tucker from the research school of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Australian National University.

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