Bratislava/Žilina/Divina, May 27, 2022. Slovak Post (Slovenská pošta) issued two commemorative postmarks on the occasion of the 111th Anniversary of Milan Rastislav Štefánik’s astronomical observations on Tonga in 1911. Postmarks were available at the Žilina 1 and Divina village Post offices and were valid only this one day. The author of the theme is Marek Sobola, the author of the design is Adrian Ferda. Postmarks relate also to the issue of 150 Years of Scientific Observations of the Earth postage stamp. Author of the postage stamp design is Mgr. art. Ľuboslav Paľo ArtD.
Servare et Manere is planning a major expedition to Oceania in June 2022. We would like to connect this part of the Tree of Peace initiative in Oceania with the most important Slovak in the modern history of our nation: General Milan Rastislav Štefánik, soldier and astronomer. This year marks the exact 111th Anniversary of Štefánik’s visit to Oceania. On our journey we will gradually visit Fiji, New Zealand, Australia and French Polynesia. We will also plant our Trees of Peace everywhere in these places.