A Transit of Venus will occur on June 6th 2012 – that is, Venus will come exactly between the Earth and the Sun. We hope you and your friends get to see it – the next transit occurs in 105 years !
We have produced a graphic novel of the story behind the Venus Transit and are translating it in many languages. This is for public, free distribution under a Creative Commons license.
Please do download it, email it around, print copies for friends, paste it on your wall, host it on your website, etc.
You can also find these files at Astrocast. If you are hosting these files, please let us know your URL !
Text : Niruj Mohan Ramanujam
Illustration : Reshma Barve
Marathi translation : Mihir Arjunwadkar
Hindi translation : Divya Oberoi
Tamil translation : Parthasarathy
Gujarati translation : Girjaprasad Kantharia
Bengali translation : Sushan Konar
Kannada translation : Geetha Kydala Ganesha
Telugu translation : N. Nagaraju
Persian translation : Maryam Arabsalmani
Italian translation : Silvia Verdolini
Spanish translation : Breezy Flaquer
French translation : Jean-Christophe Mauduit and Marie Mauduit
German translation : Manfred Rudolf
Dutch translation : Iris Nijman and Wouter Schrier
Macedonian translation : Alexander Shulevski
and others in the pipeline …
Producing these novels is/was a huge effort and is due to the time and effort of a number of people. First, the awesome illustrator, Reshma Barve. Second, the translators, who have been volunteering their time. Typography was done with a lot of help from Vishal Gajjar, Breezy Flaquer, Dibyendu Karmakar and Sambit Roychoudhury. In addition, a big thank you to N.C.R.A., Jayaram Chengalur, Saikia, B.S. Shylaja, Navnirmiti, Samir Dhurde, Mihir and many many more …
Hope you enjoy the book !