Antarctica in Sight returns for a new season
As the field team prepare for their journey south to Port Lockroy, we are also putting the final touches to our public engagement programme here in the UK. Antarctica In Sight will bring the wonders of polar science and exploration closer to you, through a new season of online broadcasts and face-to-face events.
This month, we will announce fifteen new science education projects in local communities across the country, supported through our Antarctica in the Community small grants scheme, delivered in partnership with the British Science Association. Expect everything from creative activity days to outdoor science projects with communities from a diverse range of different backgrounds and walks of life, all discovering the fascinating stories of Antarctica.
In November, we will welcome arts, culture and heritage organisations, early career artists and polar professionals to Cambridge for Antarctica: Catalyst for Culture, a series of round table discussions on the creative sector’s engagement with climate science.
This autumn will also see the return of our ever-popular online webinar events, Antarctica In Sight: Live! We will be joined by an exciting roster of expert guests and Antarctic enthusiasts to discuss epic shipwrecks, flat pack architecture, Antarctic Christmas menus and more. Events will go on sale later this month, so watch this space.
Meanwhile, January will mark the launch of the third season of our acclaimed podcast series, A Voyage to Antarctica, presented by The Economist’s Alok Jha and produced by Jessica Norman. The new series will explore everything from mysterious marine lifeforms to the psychology of Antarctic exploration. Now is the perfect time to catch up on previous episodes on your favourite platform.
With the conservation team heading to Damoy Point in February to restore and repaint the former air transit facility, you can also expect some special events and activities celebrating this unique 'airport on ice'.
Lawrence Becko, Creative Producer