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Exploratorium South Pole IPY Live Webcast March 30

3/29/2007 In the latest in a series of live Webcasts, educators at the Exploratorium, the San Francisco science museum, connected with Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station on March 30, 2007 for a talk about IPY history and to converse with scientists preparing a new 10-meter telescope to begin its observations. More

CRREL, Dartmouth Host Arctic Science Summit

3/12/2007 The United States was the host country for Arctic Science Summit Week, March 14-20, 2007 in Hanover, N.H. The summit served as a forum for international coordination, collaboration and cooperation in all areas of Arctic science. The Institute of Arctic Studies at Dartmouth College and the U.S. Army’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab (CRREL) jointly hosted. More

A Polar Weekend in New York

3/9/2007 A talk on massive lakes buried miles beneath the Antarctic ice sheet and a reporter’s account of climate research at the North Pole are among the offerings at an International Polar Weekend on March 10 and 11 at New York’s American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). The family-oriented event is funded by the National Science Foundation and supported by AMNH, Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and Earth Institute, Barnard College, the Explorers Club, and Wings WorldQuest. More

GLOBE Supports Pole-to-Pole Classroom Exchange March 5-8

3/4/2007 During the week of March 5-8, the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program, a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based education and science program, will offer a Pole-to-Pole videoconference between students and scientists in Ushuaia, Argentina and Alaska and a follow up series of Web chats with students and scientists. GLOBE is funded through a cooperative agreement between NASA, the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)and Colorado State University. More

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. More

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. More

South Pole Telescope (SPT) Webcast

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

On the Verge of the International Polar Year, NSF Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of First Flight

10/31/2006 On Oct. 31, 1956, a tiny U.S. plane made science possible when it landed on the ice sheet at the southern end of the world. More

NSF Director's Remarks at the IPY 2007-2008: Implementation Workshop

7/8/2006 Arden L. Bement at the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C. More

Bering Sea Research Cruise

6/28/2006 Karen De Seve gathers footage and details for "Breakthroughs," an exhibition at New Jersey's Liberty Science Center. More
                                      
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