Ecuador – Intro to the French geodesic mission

“On May 16, 1735 the ship Le Portefaix left the French harbour of La Rochelle heading to South America. On board where the members of the French geodesic mission that planned to “Measure the Earth” at the Equator.”

Ecuador – Monuments of the French mission

“In preparation of a book I was writing at the time, in 2012 I made a journey through my beautiful homecountry Ecuador. Together with my wife Wendy and daughter Lisa.”

Ecuador: The pyramids of the French mission

In two earlier posts I told you about the French geodesic mission (1735-1745) and the fact that their scientific work gave the beautiful country of Ecuador its name.  Even before leaving France, it was decided that the scientists would leave the Audiencia de Quito a monument. A monument that would honor the work of the […]

Ecuador: How to measure the Earth

After one too many discussions, the French decided to do the test. In other words, to go out and actually measure the Earth. Not only at the Equator, but also at the Poles.

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