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National Science Day (1985)

 

 

 Issue Name:

National Science Day

 Thai Issue Name:

วันวิทยาศาสตร์แห่งชาติ

 Issue Date:

1985/2528-08-18

 Cause:

To commemorate the 1985 National Science Day

 Catalogue Number:

1985/19

 Denomination:

2 Baht

 Unused Value:

25 Baht

 Used Value:

5 Baht

 Thailex Collection:

n/a

 Size:

27 x 45 mm

 Quantity of Stamps:

4,000,000 pieces

 Printer:

Waddingtons Security Print Ltd., England

 Subject:

Portrait of King Rama IV and an illustration of a telescope and a total solar eclipse. King Mongkut (fig.) studied several western sciences, including astronomy, and in 1868 went on an expedition to Khao Sahm Roi Yot near the Gulf of Siam in order to observe a solar eclipse, which according to folklore is caused by the demon Rahu.

 Related Link:

Rama IV, Rahu, Mongkut, Khao Sahm Roi Yot, Siam, Total Solar Eclipse of 24 October 1995