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Broaden your knowledge of Captain James Cook’s historic crossing of the Antarctic Circle with polar explorer Bill Thayer

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Join us in celebrating the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook’s first crossing of the Antarctic Circle. Learn about this legendary British explorer, navigator and cartographer in this fascinating lecture from polar explorer and retired helicopter pilot Bill Thayer. With a background in aerospace engineering and a lifelong passion for history, Bill brings Cook’s legacy to life, sharing what motivated this British explorer to find out whether the hypothetical continent, Terra Australis, existed in the southern hemisphere.

Join us in celebrating the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook’s first crossing of the Antarctic Circle. Learn about this legendary British explorer, navigator and cartographer in this fascinating lecture from polar explorer and retired helicopter pilot Bill Thayer. With a background in aerospace engineering and a lifelong passion for history, Bill brings Cook’s legacy to life, sharing what motivated this British explorer to find out whether the hypothetical continent, Terra Australis, existed in the southern hemisphere.

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