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Society News and Space Stamp News Archives - Page 9 ASSS Member Promotes European Get Together Jurgen Esders, in his role as International Director, Europe, of the ATA Space Uint has organised a meeting of astrophilatetist during a session of the Aerospace G4 exhibition in the Czech town of Vysoke Myto in early October. At the meeting another ASSS member Julius Cacka was due to give a presentation of "Different Types of Russian on board cancels for the joint Soviet-Czech Spaceflight mission of Soyuz 28 and related forgeries." Congratulations To ASSS member Charles Bromser from Australia who won a Vermeil Award at the 17th Asian International Stamp Exibition held in Hong Kong - January 30 - February 3, 2004, reports Bert van Eijck. Charles Bromser, a former Dutchman like our reporter, got his vermeil medal in the Literature Class. His exhibition exists of magazines The Asia Pacific Exhibition of which Charles is the editor. In the Stamp Show were two astrophilatelic exhibitions. With five frames Astronautical History of 16/08/06th class (13-15years) Misheel Dorjkhorfoo from Mongolia got a silver medal as well with his three frames Intercosmos. New Books to Look out For The Moonlandings, an Eyewitness Account by Reg Turnill (450 pages, Cambridge Univ Press 2003). Reg Turnill, now in his 80's writes about his experiences covering the American manned space programme from its earliest days through to the Moon Landings and after. Two Sides of the Moon, by David Scott and Alexei Leonov with Christine Toomey (Simon and Schuster, Published May 2004 @ £19:99). The veteran spacefarers combine to tekk their stories about some of the less publicised aspects of spaceflight in the 1960's and 1970's. Leonov in particular has some "secrets" to reveal about the fate of Yuri Gagarin. Interested in Space Cancels? If you are interested in Space Cancels contact: Marcotem, Apartado numero 155, 48910 Sestao (Vizcaya) Spain. or Email for fuller lists which will be posted to you. Hebridean Link-up with ISS Island of Lewis based member Gordon Somerville has sent in press reports of an unusual event when the secondary school at Back (Sgoil a Bhac) became the first Scottish school to have a live link up with spacemen on the International Space Station. This one-in-a-lifetime contact on March 17th 2004 enabled up to twenty pupils, in front of a packed assembly hall, to speak with British born NASA astronaut Commander Michael Foale as the ISS passed over head 237 miles up. This event arose following Michael Foale's visit to the school in 2003. News of Members Congratulations to our Junior member Bertie Brown of Neyland, Pembrokeshire who was one of two runners up in the Young Collector category of the 2003 Rowland Hill Awards for Philatelic Achievement. Astrophilately Less Popular? An editorial in the March-April issue of Topical Time, the journal of the American Topical Association summarises the results of "What do you collect?" surveys taken in 1962, 1970, 1978 and 2003. The new "top of the pops" is Plants on Stamps with Animals coming a good second. "Space" comes seventh. Unsurprisingly our speciality was a modest 14th out of 188 topics in the early 60's but in 1970 held the number 1 spot, as indeed it was eight years later. This may reflect general public disaffection with the space programme or simply the decline (until the Columbia disaster) in space stamps being issued.
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