Astronomical Phenomena -Stamps of Hong Kong China 2015.

Astronomical Phenomena -Stamps of Hong Kong China 2015.

Hong Kong China issued a beautiful set of six stamps on six different Astronomical Phenomena which are listed below.

$ 1.70 – Solar Eclipse

$ 2.20 – Meteor Shower

$2.90 – Comet

$3.10 – Saturn Ring Tilt variations

$3.70 – Sunspot

$5.00 – Moon-Planet Conjunction

A FDC with these six stamps is listed.

FDC HONG KONG CHINA 2015
FDC HONG KONG CHINA 2015 – ASTRONOMICAL PHENOMENA

Nicolaus Copernicus – 500th Birth Anniversary – Stamps of Poland.

Nicolaus Copernicus – 500th Birth Anniversary – Stamps of Poland.

Nicolaus Copernicus ( 19 Feb 1473 -24 May 1543) was a Renaissance era Mathematician and Astronomer who formulated a model of Universe that placed the Sun (Heliocentric Model)rather than earth at centre of Universe ,independently of Aristarchus of Samos who had formulated such a model eighteen centuries earlier.

The Publication of his Book On the Revolutions of Celestial Spheres just before his death in 1543 was a major event in the history of Science trigering Copernican Revolution .

Copernicus was born and died in Royal Prussia part of Kingdom of Poland. A Polyglot and polymath he obtained a Doctorate in Canon Law and was also a Classics Scholar,Physician ,Translator ,Governor, Diplomat ,Economist & Poet.In 1517 he derived quantity theory of money -a key concept in Economics- and in 1519 he formulated an economic Principle that later came to be called Gresham’s Law.

Poland issued a set of three stamps on 26 Jun 1969 to mark his 500th Birth Anniversary. The stamps feature paintings on him .

40 gr – Woodcut by Tobias Stimer -Features a Wood carving

60 gr – Copernicus by Jeremias Falck – Featuring engravings ,Globe & Maps

2.50 zl – paintings by Jan Matejko – Featuring Constellations and Drawings

A FDC  with the three stamps is listed.

FDC POLAND COPERNICUS
FDC POLAND 1969 – NIKOLAUS COPERNICUS

Constellations & Zodiac Signs on Stamps – Sri Lanka 2007

Constellations & Zodiac Signs on Stamps – Sri Lanka 2007

Sri Lanka issued a set of Stamps on Constellations and Zodiac signs on 09 Oct 2007. A FDC with four high face value definitive stamps is listed.

Rupees 30.00 – Constellation Centaurus

Rupees 35.00 – Constellation Ursa Major

Rupees 40.00 – Constellation Ophiuchus

Rupees 45.00 – Constellation Orion

FDC SRI LANKA CONSTELLATIONS
FDC SRI LANKA 2007 – CONSTELLATIONS

450th Birth Anniversary of Galileo – FDC San Marino 2014

450th Birth Anniversary of Galileo – FDC San Marino 2014

Galileo Galilei (15 Feb 1564- 8 Jan 1642) was an Italian astronomer,mathematician,physicist,philosopher & professor who made pioneering observations of nature with long lasting implications for the study of Physics. He also constructed a telescope and supported the Copernican theory,which supports a sun centred solar system.

San Marino issued a set of two stamps to mark his 450th Birth Anniversary. Stamps feature Galileo & Viviani and in other stamp a Compass and Telescope is featured.

FDC SAN MARINO GALILEO
FDC SAN MARINO 2014- 450TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY GALILEO GALILEI

First Day Covers India 2018 – Solar System.

First Day Covers India 2018 – Solar System.

India Post issued a set of 8 postage stamps in the denomination of rupees five each on Mar 20,2018.The stamps were issued in miniature sheets of 8 stamps and in 8 different sheetlets . A FDC with stamps is listed.

SOLAR SYSTEM  FDC
FIRST DAY COVER -SOLAR SYSTEM -INDIA 2018