Royal Mail Visions of the Universe FDC



Issue Date: 11th Feb


In the year in which the Royal Astronomical Society is celebrating its 200th anniversary Royal Mail is issuing a set of eight Special Stamps, depicting various astronomical features and phenomena discovered over that time by British astronomers and astrophysicists. Stephen Hawking was awarded the RAS’s prestigious gold medal in 1985 for his  contribution to cosmology and his collaborations on the nature of black holes.

Stamps & Postmarks:

Stamps are as follows:

2nd Class – Cat’s Eye Nebula

2nd Class – Enceladus

1st Class – Pulsar

1st Class – Black Hole

£1.55 – Jupiter’s aurora

£1.55 – Gravitational Lensing

£1.60 – Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

£1.60 – Cygnus A galaxy

FDI London W1 | Prof. Stephen Hawking | Oxford | Cambridge


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FDI London W1, Prof. Stephen Hawking, Oxford, Cambridge 


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