La Mitad Del Mundo (Middle of the World)
During our attendance at the conference, we also made time to visit the tourist sites of Quito, Ecuador. This photo represents some of the professors who participated in the ICRSME conference straddling the equator, being positioned on either side of the hemisphere. The Middle of the World is a site where, in 1736, French explore and scientist Charles-Marie de la Condamine made his final calculations to determine, the precise equatorial line. With modern GPS technology, we now know that De la Condamine was close, but erred by some 600 ft.
Sight Seeing in Quito
May 2008