Did you know that you can dedicate a star right here in Vancouver and support a non-profit that inspires curiosity and celebrates the beauty and wonder of the universe. HR MacMillan Space Centre recently launched a Dedicate a Star Program that allows you to choose a star for a special person or occasion in your life.
It’s a unique way to commemorate a birth, birthday, wedding, anniversary, memorial or tribute. And it’s the perfect gift for the astrology-obsessed child in your life! Or the one one has everything (early Christmas shopping anyone?).
How to Dedicate a Star
First you choose your star from a list of constellations that are within the Vancouver night sky or choose your own.
When you choose your star, you’ll receive a star dedication certificate. You can include a personalized message too! (Up to 150 characters.) Or choose one of the sample ones provided by H.R. MacMillan Space Centre. They have a variety of themes from celebrations to tributes.
There is also a map showing the location of your star and an information sheet about the constellation so you or the recipient can learn all about it.
The Dedicate a Star package includes a personalized star dedication certificate, information about the constellation, a star map showing the star’s location and a tax receipt will be issued for the full amount of the order.
Star dedication prices range from $50 to $500 with the magnitude of stars becoming stronger (brighter) with higher values.
Pro tip: These are tax deductible so hang onto those receipts for tax time.
More than a tourist attraction, the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre is a non-profit community resource that provides a unique learning experience for all. Visitors can learn about space and the night sky through planetarium star theatre shows, live demonstrations, and an interactive exhibit gallery. Next to the Space Centre is the Gordon MacMillan Southam Observatory
The blogger behind Nourish Through Movement, Reg Von Lok writes about DIY and style, nourishment through movement and integrates it all with motherhood, family and life's curveballs. She lives live in the Metro Vancouver area with my husband and two girls.