Who are the Greek gods of the Planets?

Many of the planets, as with many of the months, take their name from Roman gods and leaders. ‘July’, for example, is a shortening of ‘Julius’, as in Julius Caesar. Similarly, ‘August’ is named in honor of Augustus Caesar (also known as Octavian) who became emperor of ancient Rome…

The Infinite Wonders of the Universe

We may be feeling the pinch of the walls and the frustrating checks on our freedom - but there is infinity in our backyard. Let’s just dwell on some of the heart-achingly beautiful observations about the starry sky and our universe.…

Top 20 Space Movies of All Time

If you’ve bought one of our personalized star maps, or you’re thinking about buying one, the chances are you feel an affinity with the stars. Now, this might be a stretch but then you might also be interested in movies about the stars, or movies taking place near the stars – in space.…

Are our lives written in the stars?

Some people believe the stars are entirely responsible for everything that happens (this is known as 'fatalism' or 'determinism'). Others believe they have free-will and the ability to affect their future (this is known as 'existentialism' or 'indeterminism').…

Written in the Stars - The Story of Kelly

Here at Under Lucky Stars, we love to follow up on our maps and see the story behind them. Do you ever wonder – what if? What if your childhood sweetheart was your adult sweetheart? What if you had worked things out with an ex? Here is the story of Kelly.…

The Story of Earth

The very place which is under lucky stars: Earth. We come from the Earth and will one day return to it but how much do we know about it? How old is it? How and when did it form? What is it made of? For how much of Earth’s life have humans around?…

What is a Star?

You can buy one of our star maps which capture a special moment in your life and it’s easy not to even question: what are these things I’m choosing to attach such a precious memory? Humankind has an ancient affinity and reverence for the stars. They are symbolic of romance itself…