Friday, February 20, 2009
A star in the heavens
Here's my gift! This morning Ryan set everything out on the table for me to see. Unfortunately, I was running late for work and didn't stop to see anything, when I got home this is what I saw. It's kind of hard to read but it says:
"Know ye herewith that the International Star Registry doth hereby redesignate star number Lynx RA 7h 56m 55s D38 50' to the name Teandra. Know ye further that this star will henceforth be known by this name. This name is permanently filed in The Registry's vault in Switzerland and recorded in a book which will be registered in the copyright office of the United States of America."
Pretty cool, eh? Then it is signed with an official seal by the Secretary and Registrar of the International Star Registry. He wrote me a sweet note too.
And here's my star! It came with a booklet with constellation charts that will help me locate the area of the star. My star is circled in red. Now, does anyone have a telescope I can borrow?