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Boulder 'Ice Fest' to Feature Talks, Films, Family Activities

3/2/2007 Sponsored by the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, a joint institute of the University of Colorado at Boulder and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), “Ice Fest,” March 8-11, is a public IPY launch featuring talks, films and science demonstrations.

Webcast Celebrates U.S. IPY Launch

2/26/2007 The heads of U.S. government research agencies, polar scientists and important political figures with an interest in Arctic and Antarctic research took part in the Opening Ceremony for the International Polar Year.

State's Dobriansky Stresses Importance of International Scientific Cooperation, Indigenous Peoples' Involvement in IPY

2/26/2007 The Honorable Paula J. Dobriansky, Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs, delivered remarks at the U.S. launch of International Polar Year at the National Academies of Science in Washington, D.C., on Monday, February 26, 2007.

U.S. Launch of the International Polar Year 2007-2008

2/26/2007 Paula J. Dobriansky, under secretary for democracy and global affairs at the State Department, stresses three IPY themes in remarks given Feb. 26, 2007 at the National Academies of Science in Washington D.C..

Webcast Celebrates U.S. IPY Launch

2/26/2007 The heads of U.S. government research agencies, polar scientists and important political figures with an interest in Arctic and Antarctic research took part in the IPY Opening Ceremony at the National Academies of Science in Washington D.C.

Postal Service to Issue IPY Stamps

2/21/2007 In February, the USPS will issue two international rate stamps to commemorate International Polar Year 2007-2008.

NASA's THEMIS Mission Launches to Study Geomagnetic Substorms

2/17/2007 NASA's THEMIS mission successfully launched on Feb. 17. The mission will help resolve the mystery of what triggers geomagnetic substorms -- atmospheric events visible in the Northern Hemisphere as a sudden brightening of the Northern Lights, or aurora borealis.

Joint NASA Study Reveals Leaks In Antarctic 'Plumbing System'

2/15/2007 Scientists using NASA satellites have discovered an extensive network of waterways beneath a fast-moving Antarctic ice stream that provide clues as to how "leaks" in the system impact sea level and the world's largest ice sheet.

50th Anniversary Commemoration of U.S. - New Zealand Cooperation on Antarctic Science

1/20/2007 On January 20, 2007, officials celebrated 50 years of Antarctic partnership between New Zealand and the U.S. Read remarks made by Claudia McMurray, assistant secretary of state at the commemoration.

South Pole Telescope (SPT) Webcast

1/13/2007 A new 10-meter diameter South Pole Telescope is nearing completion at the South Pole Station.
                                      
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