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Northern Lights - Aurora Borealis

Astronomy

Title

Northern Lights - Aurora Borealis

Denomination

PERMANENTâ„¢ (P)

Date of Issue

June 29, 2018

Year

Quantity

985,000

Postal Administration

Canada

Series

Astronomy

Series Time Span

2018

Printer

Colour Innovations

Creators

Photo: Alan Dyer. Design: Parcel Design. Illustration: Irene Laschi.

Layouts

Booklet of 10 Stamps

Quantity Produced - 180,000
Original Price: $8.50
Perforation: Simulated Perforation
Dimension: 38 mm x 30 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 7 colours
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

Souvenir Sheet

Quantity Produced - 85,000
Original Price: $1.70
Perforation: 13+
Dimension: 90 mm x 100 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 7 colours
Gum Type: PVA
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

Souvenir Sheet Official First Day Cover

Quantity Produced - 7,000
Cancellation Location: Calgary AB
Original Price: $2.70
Perforation: 13+
Dimension: 190 mm x 112 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 7 colours
Gum Type: PVA
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

About Stamp

Do you remember gazing up on warm summer nights in search of the brightest star or watching for the glow of the northern lights in the cold dark of winter? These stamps take us back to those magical moments with awe-inspiring photos, by two Canadians, of the night sky’s tranquil beauty.

Issued on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, the pair pays tribute to the organization and its commitment to promote the study of astronomy through public outreach.

Matt Quinn’s photo of the Milky Way, as seen from Bruce Peninsula National Park in Ontario, is an example of how he connects with the natural world. “Photographing the stars makes me pay attention to the ebbs and flows of nature,” explains Quinn. “It reminds me to place my priorities on what truly matters.”

Alberta-based Alan Dyer’s photo of the northern lights over Churchill, Manitoba, is the result of decades of experimentation. Drawn to the ever-changing night sky, he relishes the immediate result that digital cameras have brought to his work. For Dyer, “looking up rekindles a childlike sense of wonder that can add so much enjoyment to our lives.”

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Reference

Canada Post Details Magazine - June - July 2018, Volume XXVII NO 6

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