New Zealand Space Pioneers

Immersed in a clear, unpolluted southern sky, from New Zealand we have more stars and galaxies accessible to the naked eye than in most parts of the Northern Hemisphere. It is not surprising then that for most of New Zealand’s history, the lines between professional and amateur astronomers have been blurred. It is in this spirit that New Zealanders have helped to advance the world’s knowledge about space and space sciences.

Se-tenant Sets

New Zealand Space Pioneers Se-tenant Sets

Mint se-tenant set of five gummed stamps.
Price: $11.40

Miniature Sheets

New Zealand Space Pioneers 3D Lenticular Miniature Sheet

In 2019 the world celebrates 50 years since the first Moon landing. Featured on this 3D lenticular miniature sheet are some significant moments in space exploration, including this historic event. Although New Zealand is a small nation, Kiwis have made - and continue to make - major contributions to space discoveries in the areas of astronomy and cosmology. And in 2018, we became the 11th country to put an object into orbit, with Rocket Lab’s Electron launch vehicle.
Price: $16.00

Presentation Packs

New Zealand Space Pioneers Presentation Pack

Haritina Mogoșanu is the Executive Director of the New Zealand Astrobiology Network (NZAN). Her area of expertise is planetary protection, international security and science communication. She is also the Senior Science Communicator for Museums Wellington, Space Place at Carter Observatory. In this presentation pack, Haritina explains why New Zealand is special when it comes to exploring the space sciences.
Price: $29.90

Single Stamps

New Zealand Space Pioneers Single Stamp

Single $1.20 'Beatrice Hill Tinsley ' gummed stamp.
Price: $1.20

Stamp Sheets

New Zealand Space Pioneers Sheet of Stamps

Sheet of 25 x $1.20 'Beatrice Hill Tinsley ' gummed stamps.
Price: $30.00

Set Configurations

New Zealand Space Pioneers Set Configurations

Set of gummed Plate Blocks.
Price: $68.40

Limited Edition

New Zealand Space Pioneers Limited Edition

This limited edition is the ultimate collector’s item for this issue. It includes a limited-edition first day cover, a 3D lenticular miniature sheet and a set of colour-separated stamps. In the booklet you’ll find out about the fascinating careers of active Kiwi astronomers Alan Gilmore and Pamela Kilmartin.
Price: $135.00