Antarctica - Astronomy in the freezer

Monday, 05 February, 2001

Imagine the life of an astronomer at the very end of the Earth - Antarctica! At the South Pole the clear cold skies provide the best viewing of the infrared sky from anywhere on our planet.

Dr Michael Burton will share his experiences from the first expedition in 1994, Australia's first experiment at the South Pole, to today, when UNSW astronomers go to Dome C for the first time. This is one of the high points of the Antarctic plateau and possibly the best observatory site on our planet.

His talk will be copiously illustrated with slides.

*UNSW, Building C10 - lower campus, near Gate 2 off High Street

*Faculty of Science, Fri Feb 9, 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

There are 70 seats available at a cost of $6.60 per adult, $4.40 per concession, $17.60 per family. Booking is not necessary.

For further information please contact Danielle-Louise Quinn ph:(02) 9385 6100, fax:(02) 9385 5939 or via email

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