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Jan. 10 Exploratorium Webcast: Antarctic Balloon Research Live from "The Ice"

1/9/2008 The San Francisco-based "hands-on" science museum will talk live to NASA scientists in Antarctica about balloon research in the latest in a series of IPY-related Webcasts. Watch the archived Webcast. More

IPY in New York: International Polar Weekend Feb. 2 and 3

1/7/2008 New York City's American Museum of Natural History will host a family oriented International Polar Weekend on Feb. 2 and 3, 2008. The museum, Columbia University, Barnard College, the Explorers Club, and Wings WorldQuest are sponsors. More

University of Alaska Fairbanks IPY Speaker Series

1/5/2008 UAF's Marine Advisory Program and Northwest Campus are presenting a speaker series through April 29 in Nome, Alaska on topics ranging from sea-ice monitoring to Eskimo languages. More

10th Annual Alaska Forum on the Environment to Include IPY Climate-Research Session

1/4/2008 The meeting--Feb. 11-15--will include several sessions on climate change, including one which will feature presentations by University of Alaska post-doctoral students who are conducting studies on Arctic change in the IPY context. More

IPY in Seattle: 2008 Polar Science Weekend March 6-9

1/3/2008 The University of Washington's Polar Science Center has teamed up with the Pacific Science Center to present four days of activities to bring the public a look into the world of polar research. More

"International Polar Year: Exploring the Changing Poles," a Washington D.C. Lecture

11/26/2007 The polar regions are changing faster than any other part of our planet. Find out why when Robin Bell, chair of the U.S. National Committee for the International Polar Year, speaks at the Marion Koshland Science Museum on Nov. 28. More

Smithsonian Conference, Oct. 31-Nov. 1: Making Science Global: Reconsidering the Social and Intellectual Implications of the IPYs and IGY

9/25/2007 This NSF-supported conference examines the impetus for the 1882-83 and 1932-33 polar years and the International Geophysical Year and their impacts upon science, society and culture. More

"Weather Report: Art and Climate Change" Exhibit Features Photos By Antarctic Artist & Writers Participant

9/25/2007 Eight images from Joan Myers' "Wondrous Cold Antarctic" series are currently on exhibit at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Boulder, Colo. Myers was a 2002 participant in NSF's Antarctic Artists & Writers Program. More

Polar Plenaries to Open History of Science Society Annual Meeting Nov. 1

9/25/2007 Polar History: Perspectives on Globalization in the Geosciences will feature C. Stewart Gillmor, Weslyan University; Fae Korsmo, NSF; F. Sherwood Rowland, University of California Irvine; and Stephen J. Pyne, Arizona State University. More

American Association for the Advancement of Science Lectures Oct. 30 to Focus on "New Horizons in Polar Science"

9/18/2007 The 2007 AAAS Philip H. Abelson Advancing Science Seminar, "New Horizons in Polar Science," will be held at AAAS headquarters in Washington, DC. The seminar will bring together scientists, policymakers, and the public for a lecture series. More
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