Langley Peak (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Langley Peak (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Peak
This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
rising to c. 920m E of Curtiss Bay, Davis Coast, following air photography by FIDASE, 1956-57, and in association with the names of pioneers of aviation grouped in this area, was named after Samuel Pierpont Langley (1834-1906), American mathematician and Secretary, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, 1887-1906, who designed the first satisfactory powered model aeroplane in 1896 (APC, 1960, p.5; BA chart 3560, 7.iv.1961; [incorrectly referring to peak 2 km to S] BAS 250 sheet SQ 19-20/4, 1-DOS 1974).
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