Astronomical stamp issue introduced by Hong Kong Post

March 11th, 2015

According to info received by Hongkong Post announced that a set of special stamps entitled "Astronomical Phenomena" will be released on the 17th of March.

The universe has inspired awe and wonder for aeons. In the old days, stars could only be observed with the naked eye. Now, technology helps us to explore the boundless universe and unveil the secrets of outer space. The upcoming "Astronomical Phenomena" special stamp issue introduces us to the fascinating world of astronomy.

It features seven well-known types of astronomical phenomena, namely solar eclipses, lunar eclipses, meteor showers, comets, sunspots, moon-planet conjunction and Saturn's ring tilt variation.

On April 4 this year, a total lunar eclipse will occur and, weather permitting, be clearly observed in Hong Kong. To mark this special occasion, a cachet with the theme of "Astronomical Phenomena" will be available at all philatelic offices and the Hong Kong Space Museum from March 17 to April 4.

In addition, to arouse the interest of the younger generation in astronomy and philately, Hongkong Post will organize school tours and workshops in collaboration with the Hong Kong Space Museum.