One (1) SINGLE STAMP Pair in title from Canada Post
2018 Astronomy Pair Stamps
Celebrate the 150thanniversary of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada with this pair of stamps from a booklet of 10 PermanentTM domestic stamps.
The date, time and coordinates of each photo, as well as the type of lens and camera settings used appear in the border of the stamp when viewed under a black light. The booklet contains two stamp designs, each featuring a stunning photograph of the night sky. One photo shows the Milky Way and the other is of the northern lights.
An ethereal band of light made up of the collective glow of hundreds of billions of stars, the Milky Way is the spiral galaxy that contains our own solar system.
Also known as aurora borealis, the brilliant colours of the northern lights appear when charged particles released by the Sun interact with the Earth’s magnetic field.
Founded in Toronto in 1868, the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada promotes the study of astronomy and its allied sciences through its public outreach programs.
The booklet also includes an illustration of the Plaskett Telescope at the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory in Victoria, British Columbia, which celebrates 100 years in 2018.