The U.S. Postal Service will issue on Tuesday, June 20, a forever stamp noting this year’s total solar eclipse using a special kind of ink that will make an image of the moon appear beneath your thumb.
See our earlier blog post with details about the stamp itself.
The first-day-of-issue ceremony is taking place at 1:30 p.m. (Mountain Time) June 20 at the Art Museum of the University of Wyoming in Laramie. The university is celebrating the summer solstice on that day. Prior to the event, visitors are encouraged to arrive at 11:30 a.m. to witness a unique architectural feature where a single beam of sunlight shines on a silver dollar embedded in the floor, which occurs at noon on the summer solstice in the UW Art Museum’s Rotunda Gallery.
Ceremony participants are anticipated to include:
Dr. Madhulika Guhathakurta, NASA Astrophysicist
Chip Kobulnicky, University of Wyoming Department of Physics and Astronomy Professor
Fred Espenak, Photographer of stamp image, Eclipse expert
Kevin Romero, Acting District Manager, Colorado/Wyoming District, USPS
Jim Cochrane, Chief Customer and Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, USPS