Israel 2009 International Year of Astronomy

From Stamps of the World

  • Issue Date: 22 April 2009
  • three values
  • Design: David Ben-Hador
  • Printed by: E Lewin-Epstein Ltd, in sheets of 12 (3 x 4) with basal tabs and border illustrations
  • Perforations: 14 x 13.5
  • stamp format height 30.8mm x width 40mm

International Year of Astronomy

2.30sh ~ Jacob's Staff, navigational instrument created by Gersonides (1288-1344): navigator taking sightings, ship
3.80sh ~ gravitational lensing: Hubble Telescope & image of nearby stars warping light of distant galaxy
8.50sh ~ LISA (laser inferometer space antenna): diagram of observational system

  • Notes: tabs on all values depict Galileo's telescope. Sheet borders carry various astronomical photographs and diagrams (galaxies, constellations, planets, quasar, black hole)

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First Day Cover