Make That Tredecim

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An unexpected plunge down the rabbit hole of intellectual property misuse today, but grateful that three of these unauthorized Astronomy 101 translations at least sort of credited the original? (Tsk tsk, thieving ZDFinfo). 

The League remains pleased by the enthusiasm of skywatchers around the world, and always says "yes" to translation requests, so feel free to ask! Apparently Turkish, Hungarian, Portuguese and German are now covered, but that still leaves plenty :-). 

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Turkish (posted on Uzaydan Haberler)

Portuguese (source unknown)

Hungarian (posted on MLZPhoto)

German (source unknown)

 

 


Novem Linguae

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The best part of having the League's sky chart featured as NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day again back on September 24th was getting asked about more translations. I love seeing this thing continue to make its way around the world four years on.

My thanks to Ahmad and Marc for these Arabic and Dutch versions (bringing the total translations up to nine!), and happy skywatching to all.

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Dutch, with addition of "Iridium flare" (posted on personal FB page)


Universal Truths

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Today's discovery of a Norwegian translation of my astronomy chart is a timely and welcome reminder that science doesn't much care about geopolitical boundaries, and much of humanity gazes at our shared sky with equal wonder. It's a nice thought.

If you get a chance, I encourage anybody with clear skies to watch tomorrow's (Friday, February 10, 2017) lunar eclipse. Venus is also pretty awesome these days, and the eagle-eyed should try to spot Comet 45P! There's a lot going on in our galaxy, and most of it is gloriously silent.

Norwegian, with addition of "Iridium flare" (posted on tv2)


How to Write "Retinas" in Seven Languages and Counting

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A welcome surprise yesterday to discover a translation of the League's sky chart lurking on a Latvian website, bringing the (known) total to another pleasing symmetry . Would that all of humanity had the same spirit of international camaraderie as astronomy fans.

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Spanish (posted on Cosmo Noticias)

Polish (posted on Kocham Kosmos)

Tamil (posted on Teachers of India)

Italian (posted on Il blog della Curiosona)

Kannada (posted on Teachers of India)

Latvian (posted on StarSpace)


Oh, Kannada!

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Hot on the heels of the Tamil translation, I hereby present the newest--and most lavender--version of The League's internationally acclaimed guide to celestial illumination! Thanks to Jaikumar and Rajkishore for this Kannada translation, which joins its Dravidian fellow over on the Teachers of India education site.

Only 5,998-ish languages to go!

Kannada (click on image to see in full screen)


The League's World Domination Continues Apace

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In a heartening testament to the universal appeal of stargazing, The League's sky chart has been honored with not merely a fourth translation, but its first into a Dravidian language! Many thanks to Krithika and Rajkishore for this Tamil version, now featured on the Teachers of India education site.

Admirers of astronomy humor truly are the gift that keeps on giving. That stretch of time in August 2013 when I unsocially sequestered myself in a room to draw a bunch of boxes and arrows while cousins frolicked on the beach was totally worth it!

Tamil (click on image to see in full screen)


Astronomy Fans Are Awesome

by LoLC in , , , ,


In other exciting news -- for those who missed the various announcements over on Facebook -- The League's sky chart has gone multilingual thanks to the efforts of several international space enthusiasts. Only 6000 or so translations to go before the whole planet can follow along!

In the meantime, though, four has a nice symmetry to it.

 

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English (original post)

Italian (posted on Il blog della Curiosona)

Spanish (posted on Cosmo Noticias)

Polish (posted on Kocham Kosmos)