Solar storms that cause bright auroras can also affect people and technology in space as well as on Earth, and this Sun-Earth relationship is examined in Space Weather—A Philatelic Journey, a new philatelic handbook published in DVD format by the American Topical Association (ATA).
Written by meteorologists Garry Toth and Don Hillger, it contains descriptive text, stamp and cover images, and an extensive and up-to-date checklist. More than 200 pages of detailed information are in PDF format. The checklist appendices in Excel format are also included.
The DVD is $35, or $30 for ATA members, plus $1.50 postage in the U.S. and Canada (and $3 elsewhere). Order from the ATA, PO Box 8, Carterville, IL 62918-0008, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-orders will be taken for the printed version of the book until Mar. 31.