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The Academie could not ignore him. The French scientific community was in turmoil. There was an urgent need to calm the cries that ensued, and to settle the controversy once and for all, in the best spirit of the Enlightment. Enter Louis Godin, the bright young member of the Academie des Sciences, who proposed in 1733 to send two meridian-measuring expeditions, one to the equatorial region and one to the Arctic. " 2 Godin did not have a crystal ball to tell him what the future held, nor did he read the (nonexistent) astrological column in the Mercure de France?
On May 23 they were all presented by Le Comte de Casteja, Louis XV's Ambassador in Sweden, to their Majesties, King Frederick I and Queen Ulrike Eleonora. A royal dinner followed pronto. When visiting Paris in 1733, during his grand tour of Europe's scientific establishments, Celsius suggested that the most suitable location for measuring the meridian was the Tornionlaakso valley in the south of Lapland, now on the Swedish-Finnish frontier. Maupertuis thought more in the direction of the off-lying islands.
Ironically, although separable in their life, the pair was inseparable in their death. 21 Prince Charles Bonaparte, the renowned naturalist, gave her name to a remarkable species of South American bird, the Chamaepelia Oodinae. " One Year on Polcirkeln22 On April 20, 1736, exactly one year and one week after Louis Godin and his colleagues left Paris for La Rochelle and their epic adventures in Peru, the second meridian-measuring expedition took the mail coach from Paris to Dunkirk to board a ship headed for the south of Lapland.