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Polar Science on the Inuit Windsled (A Free, Virtual Event)
March 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ESTFree
On March 1st at 2:00 PM, join Hamptons Observatory and Suffolk County Community College for a free, virtual lecture presented by renown polar explorer and inventor, Ramon Larramendi, who’ll speak about his remarkable expeditions and the scientific studies made possible by his groundbreaking invention, the Inuit Windsled. During his 30 year career, Ramon Hernando de Larramendi, a native of Spain, has led more than 20 of the most important polar expeditions and has made over 100 trips to polar regions. One of his most renown trips was the Circumpolar Expedition (1990-1993) during which he traveled nearly 14,000 kilometers by dogsled from Greenland to Alaska across the Northwest Passage (see National Geographic’s “Global Edition,” January 1995). Ramon specializes in traditional Inuit travel and survival techniques. He is a decades-long member of the Explorer’s Club in New York. Ramon has lived more than 8 years in the Arctic and currently resides between Spain and Greenland. He is the Founder and Director of the Tasermiut South Greenland Expedition Agency. In this lecture, Ramon will describe his adventures, the challenges of polar exploration, the history of the Windsled and how it has revolutionized scientific research.
Hamptons Observatory extends its deepest thanks to Ramon for generously taking the time to share his expertise, to co-host Suffolk County Community College and to Carin Eve Cole for their kind collaboration.