27 July 2021
Zoom meeting on Exploring Astronomy and Space through Philately
by Katrin Raynor-Evans
The next in the series of very successful BTA Zoom presentations will be on Tuesday 10 August at 19.30.
Katrin Raynor-Evans will show Exploring Astronomy and Space through Philately
An introduction to the topic of astronomy and space celebrated through philately, including the world’s first astronomy stamps, the global spread of astronomy on stamps and astronomy/space discoveries and achievements that have appeared on philatelic material.
Katrin is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and Royal Geographical Society, Features Editor of Popular Astronomy and a contributor to BBC Sky at Night.
To register for the meeting please send a email to firstname.lastname@example.org
25 July 2021
20 July 2021
Geostationary Korea Multi Purpose Satellite GEO-KOMPSAT, Cheollian
Korea Post issued a set of stamps showing the “Geostationary Korea Multi Purpose Satellite GEO-KOMPSAT”, also named the “Cheollian”. The KOMPSAT or Korean Multi-Purpose Satellite is a series of South Korean multipurpose satellite for reconnaissance, communication, meteorological, environmental, agricultural and oceanographic monitoring applications.
Date of issue 26 January 2021
Jeff Bezos’s flight to the edge of space
Blue Origin launched first crew mission aboard a New Shepard rocket at 8:11 a.m. CDT (9:11 a.m. EDT; 13:11 GMT) Tuesday from the company’s privately-owned spaceport north of Van Horn, Texas. Billionaire Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin’s founder, joined his brother Mark Bezos, aviation pioneer Wally Funk, and Dutch student Oliver Daemen for the successful l10-minute flight to suborbital space.
19 July 2021
18 July 2021
Sun Science Stamps Highlight a Decade of Sun - Watching from Space
15 July 2021
Orbit Magazine 129
ORBIT is the official quarterly publication of The Society, full of illustrations and informative space stamp and space cover articles, postal auctions, space news, and a new issues guide.
Issue 129 of Orbit in now out.
14 July 2021
Cook Islands Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Coin
This beautiful 3 Oz Silver coin is dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of one of the most important human event – the Moon Landing. The coin features an extraordinary real insert of the Kapton thermal protection for the Apollo 11, features the Smart minting technology and comes in a case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Strictly Limited mintage of only 205 pieces worldwide!
13 July 2021
50th Anniversary Apollo 11 Stamp Collection
This 50th Anniversary Apollo 11 Stamp Collection is officially licensed by the Smithsonian. Includes 27 official postage stamps issued from the Cook Islands and the Kingdom of Tonga, a six-page, 35" wide (unfolded) educational presentation folder, and a July 1969 USPS stamp depicting Commander Neil Armstrong planting the U.S. flag on the moon. Made in the USA.
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