Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Renato Dicati
    Pages 1-17
  3. Renato Dicati
    Pages 19-55
  4. Renato Dicati
    Pages 57-81
  5. Renato Dicati
    Pages 119-138
  6. Renato Dicati
    Pages 139-169
  7. Renato Dicati
    Pages 171-202
  8. Renato Dicati
    Pages 239-263
  9. Renato Dicati
    Pages 265-313
  10. Renato Dicati
    Pages 315-353
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 353-370

About this book

Introduction

Stamps and other postal documents are an attractive vehicle for presenting astronomy and its development. Written with expertise and great enthusiasm, this unique book offers a historical and philatelic survey of astronomy and some related topics on space exploration. It contains more than 1300 color reproductions of stamps relating to the history of astronomy, ranging from the earliest observations of the sky to modern research conducted with satellites and space probes. Featured are the astronomers and astrophysicists who contributed to this marvelous story – not only Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler, Newton, Herschel, and Einstein but also hundreds of other minor protagonists who played an important role in the development of this, the most ancient yet the most modern of all the sciences. The book also examines in depth the diverse areas which have contributed to the history of astronomy, including the instrumentation, the theories, and the observations. Many stamps illustrate the beauty and the mystery of celestial objects: galaxies, nebulae, stars, planets, satellites, comets, and minor celestial bodies.

Keywords

Astronomy Postage Stamps History of Astronomy Philatelic Astronomy Physics Postage Stamps Science Postage Stamps

Authors and affiliations

  • Renato Dicati
    • 1
  1. 1.Unione Stampa Filatelica ItalianaMilanItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-88-470-2829-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-2828-9
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-2829-6
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