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[edit]


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)

Sheet stamps[edit]

2.30
3.80
8.50

Stamps with tabs[edit]

2.30sh
3.80sh
8.50sh

First Day Cover[edit]

First Day Cover