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Planetary maps and Io Globe in Volcano Museum

May 30, 2013

Planetary maps and a globe created by members of ICA Commission on Planetary Cartography are featured in the “Solar System” room of the newly opened volcano museum in Celldömölk, Hungary. The museum, part of the Kemenes Volcano Theme Park, is located at the foots of the 280 m tall Ság-hegy, an extinct phreatomagmatic volcanic complex. The volcano museum was funded from a  €1.4 million grant by the European Union. Content specialist curator of the exhibition was Dávid Karátson of the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest. The room presenting volcanism in the Solar System has two large map displays: a radar-mosaic of Venus and a topographic map of Mars, both in equirectangular projection, specifically created for the museum. Both maps has dozens of “hot spot” info boxes that summarize the particular feature’s geological characterics in English, German and Hungarian. The most exclusive map product is the 50-cm diameter hand-made globe of Io, the volcanic moon of Jupiter, that was produced by Zsófia Merk and Mátyás Gede of ELTE.

Planetary maps in the Celldömölk Volcano Museum

Planetary maps in the Celldömölk Volcano Museum

Hand-made Globe of Io in the Celldömölk Volcano Museum

Hand-made Globe of Io in the Celldömölk Volcano Museum

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