Exploring Astronomy through Philately

Join Katrin Raynor – Evans FRAS on 10th April at 7 pm for an enlightening talk on stamps from around the World and how they have celebrated milestones in astronomy and spaceflight.

Zoom meeting hosted by Newtown Astronomy Society, which is free to NAS members and £2 for guests.

Please contact our NAS Secretary via email to request Guest payment details: secretary.newtownastrosoc@gmail.com

About the talk

Since the first Astronomy stamp was issued in 1887 in Brazil, the subject of Astronomy and that of space exploration has been commemorated on stamps all over the world. Small, bright in colour and educational, stamps are a fantastic way of documenting and commemorating astronomical discoveries, providing a unique historical record and introducing a quite different way of researching and teaching about the subjects.

Katrin Raynor-Evans is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and Royal Geographical Society. She is a member of the European Astronomical Society and Astro Space Stamp Society. Katrin writes articles and interviews for popular astronomy magazines including the BBC Sky at Night, Stanley Gibbons and is the Features Editor for the Society for Popular Astronomy’s magazine, Popular Astronomy. She is co-authoring her first book and recently asteroid 446500 Katrinraynor was named after her.

Following Katrin’s talk we will have a short Q&A session with her.

Then Dr Tony Cook will give us his monthly What’s On presentation, which includes members photos.

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