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Press Release 09-083
Video Available: A Celebration of the International Polar Year

The event was held April 6, 2009, at the National Academy of Sciences

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Photo of Matthew Henson, the first person to reach the North Pole.

Maryland-born Matthew Henson, the first explorer to reach the North Pole, achieved 90 degrees North latitude on April 6, 1909.

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Welcoming remarks by James White, University of Colorado; followed by opening remarks by Ralph J. Cicerone, president of the National Academy of Sciences and Arden L. Bement, Jr., director of the National Science Foundation.

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Richard Alley, Pennsylvania State University

Credit: National Science Foundation/National Academy of Sciences

 

Hajo Eicken, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Credit: National Science Foundation/National Academy of Sciences

 

David M. Holland, director of the Center for Atmosphere Ocean Science, New York University

Credit: National Science Foundation/National Academy of Sciences

 

Timothy Killeen, NSF's assistant director for geosciences

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Stephanie Pfirman, Barnard College

Credit: National Science Foundation/National Academy of Sciences

 

Diana Wall, Colorado State University

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Panelists respond to audience questions.

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