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Talk by Katrin Raynor-Evans

The aim of the presentation is to provide the audience with an introduction on 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 including postmarks and first day covers. Philately provides a colourful, creative and imaginative way to learn and understand about astronomy and space.

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. She writes articles and interviews for popular astronomy magazines including the BBC Sky at Night, Stanley Gibbons and the American Philatelic Society. She is co-authoring her first book and recently asteroid 446500 Katrinraynor was named after her.

ASE members will join via Zoom and visitors are welcome to watch live on our YouTube channel.