Name a Star? The Truth about Buying Your Place in Heaven The pitch is tempting: Name a star after yourself or a loved one. Aunt Martha will twinkle for eternity, winging through the Milky Way on a parchment certificate and a prayer. Hundreds of thousands of folks have taken the sales pitch at face value. Others know the truth, and some still buy in. But there is a lot of confusion. One SPACE.com reader recently asked, "Who gave them the right to name stars? And then charge someone for the name?" ******************** Tis the season----See http://www.du.edu/~rstencel/Courses/NameAStar.htm -- Jeff Hopkins HPO SOFT Counting Photons http://www.hposoft.com/Astro/astro.html Hopkins Phoenix Observatory 7812 West Clayton Drive Phoenix, Arizona 85033-2439 U.S.A. www.hposoft.com -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.