Solar Eclipse Earns USPS’ Stamp of Approval

By OSC on July 6, 2017 in What's New


Thursday, July 13

1 p.m.

If you’re crazy for collectibles or amazed by astronomy, you won’t want to miss the unveiling of a special stamp at Orlando Science Center. The museum is one of the exclusive locations where you’ll be able to see a groundbreaking stamp, made with thermochromatic ink, in honor of a once-in-a-lifetime astronomical event!

For the first time in 99 years, the United States will experience a total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017. To commemorate this celestial event, the United States Postal Service has issued a special Total Eclipse of the Sun postage stamp. With the touch of your thumb, you can change the stamp’s image of the eclipse to an underlying image of the moon, and once it cools the image returns back to the eclipse!

Orlando Science Center will unveil this stamp in an informal presentation at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 13, in the Our Planet exhibit. After the stamp is unveiled, stick around for more space-centered fun at the Science Center. Catch an eclipse presentation at Science on a Sphere, visit the Our Planet exhibit, and more! Plus, come back Friday or Saturday evening for summer extended hours to view planets and stars in the Crosby Observatory.

Read more about the solar eclipse stamp before you go!



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