From October 21 to November 2, 2019, with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Inner Space Center (ISC) will be conducting LIVE interactions from onboard the R/V Laurence M. Gould (LMG). During this time, the LMG will be transporting scientists, research gear, and other provisions for the austral spring/summer research season at Palmer Station, Antarctica. Live interactions will take place from the ship during its roundtrip transit between Punta Arenas, Chile and Antarctica, as well as while the ship is stationed at Anvers Island, Antarctica.
The Western Antarctic Peninsula (WAP) is one of the most rapidly warming places on the globe. Critical research is being conducted in the WAP, and across Antarctica, to understand how this polar environment is responding to rapid warming. Each Polar Stories interaction event will last approximately 25-minutes in duration and will provide live feeds from the ship as ISC team member, Holly Morin, introduces viewers to the scientists onboard the LMG and at Palmer Station. Information on Antarctic scientific research, including research on penguins and ocean technologies, will be shared, and participants will be able to ask questions of polar scientists.
Monday, October 28 @ 7PM Eastern
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Polar Stories: Live from Antarctica School Group Interactions:
Tuesday, October 29 @ 9AM Eastern
Thursday, October 31 @ 12PM Eastern
Registration is required to take part in a live interaction. Use this link to register.
The Inner Space Center is a one-of-a-kind national facility that supports live ocean exploration using telepresence technology.