Archive for the ‘Antarctic Science’ Category

Open day a great success

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

The Open Day at SANAP headquarters in Cape Town today was an unqualified success, with early figures estimating that more than 600 people including many children took part.  The event, managed by the MTN Sciencentre as part of ‘Antarctica Month’, featured interactive and static displays, science-themed activities for participants through the age spectrum, a live broadcast from Bush Radio, and the very popular tours of the SA Agulhas.  We were also there – virtually – via a video-conferencing setup, allowing the team here at SANAE to answer questions and talk to Open Day participants from all walks of life.  We also had a camera connected to give a live feed of the area outside the base, and a direct weather feed.

The ever-popular Saziso chatting via video-linkup.

Open Day at SANAP and on SA Agulhas

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

For those who are in the Cape this weekend – there will be an open day at the SANAP headquarters on the East Pier, V&A Waterfront, on Saturday (26 July) from 09h00 to 15h00.  There will be static and interactive displays, science-themed puzzles for adults and children alike, and the opportunity to have guided tours of our Antarctic Research ship, the SA Agulhas.

I attended this function last year and thoroughly enjoyed it along with about 600 other visitors who braved the pouring rain.  If you’re interested in Antarctica or even just want to check out a cool ship, pop on down.

We will have a live link-up to the open day, so you can even chat to us directly while enjoying the show.

Map below should help you find it:

June SANAE 47 Newsletter

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

The recent SCAR conference in Russia has kept everyone involved in Antarctic research busy over the past few weeks, but the good news is that our latest Midwinter newsletter is now ready and has been approved for distribution.  Click the link below to download the PDF.  All our newsletters that are available electronically can be found at any time via the link on the right to ‘SANAE 47 Newsletters’.  Have fun!

SANAE 47 Newsletter – June 2008