Antarctica In Sight
Bringing Antarctica closer to you
Each year we bring Antarctica into the lives of millions of people across the UK and around the world, through an interactive programme of events and activities. Discover the hidden treasures and amazing stories of this extraordinary place through our inspiring talk series, get transported by our podcast or find an event happening near you.
UKAHT's podcast, A Voyage To Antarctica, returns on Thursday 11 January with record-breaking polar explorer Preet Chandi – AKA Polar Preet – chatting to host Alok Jha. Made possible with support from Hurtigruten Expeditions.
Antarctica In Sight: Live! Talks Series
Join us for a new season of online talks bringing together scientists, adventurers, artists and historians to explore the past, present and future of Antarctica - and find out what we need to do to protect this extraordinary place.
BRITISH SCIENCE WEEK 2024 Engaging activities
Every year, we feature in British Science Week's Activity Packs which are downloaded by over 50,000 teachers, parents and community organisers. Each activity brings to life a fascinating aspect of Antarctic science. This year, we created an activity called 'Ice Core Detectives' that looks at how polar scientists investigate ice cores to discover what happened in the past.Download the activity pack
Antarctica in the Community
Each year we support 15 grass-roots organisations across the UK to deliver engaging activities with their communities, in partnership with the British Science Association. Each project is designed by and for the community to be reflective of their own cultural and social interests.Find out more
Antarctica In Sight: Shorts
Encounter Antarctica through the experiences of polar explorer Felicity Aston, endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh, and intrepid photographer Neill Drake.
WILLIAM SPEIRS BRUCE
A POLAR SCIENTIST AHEAD OF HIS TIME 2 Minute watch
A polar scientist ahead of his time, Bruce led the first Scottish scientific expedition to Antarctica, exploring 4000 miles of uncharted ocean, discovering 200 species new to science and recording the first footage of Antarctic wildlife. He initiated Antarctica’s longest meteorological record at the first scientific station, Omond House, known today as Orcadas Station, where temperature have been recorded for the past 118 years. A man driven by science, whose work became the origin of the study of our climate. Helping us understand our past, our present and our future.
‘THE MELT’ WITH MATTHEW HERBERT Watch online
A creative composition project with young people, inspired by Antarctica and the climate emergency. This project gave participants the opportunity to work with composer Matthew Herbert and London Sinfonietta to create a new commission. The group used history, scientific research and objects from Antarctica as stimulus to develop a new work that expresses their thoughts and ideas about the climate emergency. Watch the live stream via the link below.
A Voyage to Antarctica Podcast
Tune in to our podcast series: A Voyage to Antarctica. Hosted by Alok Jha, the series explores subjects including geopolitics, climate and art with guests including Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Professor Dame Jane Francis, Felicity Aston, Philip Hoare, Professor Klaus Dodds and Marc Rees. Each episode focuses on a fascinating part of Antarctica's history, present and future. Available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher and all major platforms.
Proposals for Antarctica Peter Liversidge
Artist Peter Liversidge prepared 60 proposals created to mark the 200th anniversary of the first British sighting of Antarctica in 2020. Proposals range from the possible to the impossible: creating a series of full size Easter Island heads from snow gathered on Port Lockroy; raising a flag on Antarctica featuring only the word 'Hello'; and asking 200 schools around the UK to collaborate on a series of watercolours, using iceberg water to activate watercolour paint.
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We are interested in working with organisations across the cultural and heritage sectors in the UK. If you have a project or an idea that you would like to discuss, please get in touch.Get in touch