Promontorium Agassiz

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Promontorium Agassiz

Lat: 42.37°N, Long: 1.74°E, Diam: 18.84 km, Depth: 2.28 km, [/R%C3%BCkl%2012 Rükl: 12]

Table of Contents

[#Promontorium Agassiz Promontorium Agassiz]
[#Promontorium Agassiz-Images Images]
[#Promontorium Agassiz-Maps Maps]
[#Promontorium Agassiz-Description Description]
[#Promontorium Agassiz-Description-Wikipedia Wikipedia]
[#Promontorium Agassiz-Additional Information Additional Information]
[#Promontorium Agassiz-Nomenclature Nomenclature]
[#Promontorium Agassiz-LPOD Articles LPOD Articles]
[#Promontorium Agassiz-Bibliography Bibliography]
external image normal_Pr_Agassiz-Pr_Deville_LO-IV-115H_LTVT.JPG
LO-IV-115H Promontorium Agassiz is the triangular area of peaks around the one indicated by the arrow. According to its [/IAU%20Planetary%20Gazetteer IAU coordinates], the next series of peaks to the north (starting with the one indicated by the second arrow) is [/Promontorium%20Deville Promontorium Deville], although there seems to be some disagreement about this.


LPOD Photo Gallery Lunar Orbiter Images

  • Although there seems to be nothing in the LPI's Apollo Images Search for Promontorium Agassiz and adjacent peaks in the [/Montes%20Alpes Montes Alpes], there ARE orbital Apollo photographs of those peaks! For example: Fairchild-Metric image AS15-M-1538 which shows these peaks at the centre of the curved horizon! (north of Aristillus). Research Danny Caes.


([/LAC%20zone LAC zone] 25B4) LAC map Geologic map



Promontorium Agassiz

Additional Information

  • IAU page: Promontorium Agassiz
  • Depth data from [/Kurt%20Fisher%20crater%20depths Kurt Fisher database]
    • Cherrington, 1969: 2.28 km
  • Boint measured its height as 2470m +or- 50m on the eastern end and 1710m +or- 30m on the western end ([/Boint%2C%202001 Boint, 2001]). - fatastronomer fatastronomer


  • Named for Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz (May 28, 1807 - December 14, 1873), a Swiss-American zoologist, glaciologist, geologist and one of the first world-class American scientists. Agassiz is remembered today for his theories on ice ages, and for his resistance to Charles Darwin's theories on evolution, which he kept up his entire life. In 1837 Agassiz was the first to scientifically propose that the Earth had been subject to a past ice age. He wrote four (of a planned ten) volumes of Natural History of the United States which were published from 1857 to 1862.
  • There is also a craterlet called Agassiz at the Taurus-Littrow Valley (the landing site of Apollo 17). Agassiz (crater) - "Louis Agassiz was one of several natural scientists who studied geological and biological samples and other information returned by early Army explorers of the American West (see crater Emory). This name also honors all the modern investigators upon whom falls the responsibility and opportunity of amortizing our scientific investment in space." (source: APOLLO LUNAR SURFACE JOURNAL, Eric M. Jones).

LPOD Articles


  • Hill, Harold. 1991. [/Hill%2C%201991 A Portfolio of Lunar Drawings]., page 15.

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