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Signing of Explorers Globe on Feb. 12 Kicks off University of Delaware's IPY Celebrations

1/21/2008 The signing of a historic globe kicked off the University of Delaware's “William S. Carlson International Polar Year Events,” a series of public lectures, receptions, research seminars, art exhibits, and film showings. More

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

Trace the history of IPY in Alaska in One-Minute Video Segments

1/5/2008 Alaska's KUAC-TV has produced 12, one-minute video segments on the history of IPY, IPY's importance to Alaska and the IPY research that's taking place on "The Last Frontier." Watch the first six segments on-line. 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

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