In the framework of the program Europlanet 2012, six Solar System bodies are mapped by planetary scientists and graphic artists on spectacular map pages. This is the first project, in which such detailed, hand-drawn lunar and planetary maps are created for children, in the most spoken languages of Europe. The maps, prepared according to the latest data from space probes, are accompanied by this website where background information can be found in a form understandable for children. The topics covered here are compiled with the help of the children’s questions asked about the maps.
The map series was prepared with the support of ICA Commission on Planetary Cartography. Editor of the series is Henrik Hargitai, planetologist. The graphic artists who created the maps in the visual language of children were selected from the best children’s book illustrators of Hungary: András Baranyai (Venus), Csilla Gévai (Europa), László Herbszt (the Moon), Csilla Kőszeghy (Mars), Panka Pásztohy (TItan) and Dóri Sirály (Io).
Supporters: Europlanet 2012 Outreach Funding Scheme, Paris Observatory, International Cartographic Association Commission on Planetary Cartography
Published by Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem. Budapest, 2014.
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