Maps – Strange Facts & Stories!

Category: Season 10

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Lou Thieblemont, Viking Resident Astronomer

Lou Thieblemont pursued his interest in astronomy throughout his 30-plus-year airline piloting career and into his retirement, serving as the Astronomical Society of Long Island’s program director, the Astronomical Society of Harrisburg’s vice president, and the Museum of Scientific Discovery’s board member. He now produces astronomy-related educational talks for various organizations.

Chances are good that map hanging in your elementary school classroom was wrong! In this talk we look at how maps often distort landmasses. Plus, we learn strange facts about maps, and hear how two “best of friends” countries, Canada & the United States, continue to have ongoing territorial disputes over maps!

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