Whats In A Name

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The name Arago was chosen from several suggestions and we decided to go the "Da Vinci" theme ­– Arago medallions from "The Da Vinci Code" book and movie in reality mark the Paris Meridian and are a memorial to François Arago.
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The name Arago was chosen from several suggestions.  We were looking for a name that was suggestive of both Davinci and OMAP but not so obviously that it would be a problem if the scope expanded.  It was suggested that the Paris meridian was mentioned in the "Da Vinci Code" book and movie and was related to "map"s.  The Arago medallions mark this meridian in honor of François Arago, a very forward and "open" thinker.
* [http://www.atkielski.com/PhotoGallery/Paris/General/AragoMonumentSmall.html  The Invisible Monument]: a short description of the Arago Monument, including a picture.
* [http://www.atkielski.com/PhotoGallery/Paris/General/AragoMonumentSmall.html  The Invisible Monument]: a short description of the Arago Monument, including a picture.

Current revision as of 17:31, 16 January 2009

The name Arago was chosen from several suggestions. We were looking for a name that was suggestive of both Davinci and OMAP but not so obviously that it would be a problem if the scope expanded. It was suggested that the Paris meridian was mentioned in the "Da Vinci Code" book and movie and was related to "map"s. The Arago medallions mark this meridian in honor of François Arago, a very forward and "open" thinker.

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