Astronomy Off Tap - Antarctica
The School’s Dr XinRan Liu will be organising the coolest presentations from the South Pole science station as part of an Astronomy Off Tap event.
At 14,200,000 square kilometres (5,500,000 square miles), Antarctica is nearly twice the size of Australia and also the coldest, driest, and windiest continent on Earth. Treaties prohibit military activities, mineral mining, nuclear tests and waste disposal but support scientific research, and protect the continent’s ecology. Ongoing experiments are conducted by more than 4,000 scientists annually making it a continent truly dedicated to science!
During these difficult times and after 12 weeks of lockdown, where better to escape everything coronavirus related by spending an evening at the only COVID-19 free continent – Antarctica! So, join us on the 16th of June as we bring you talks from three fantastic speakers working on unique experiments based in Antarctica aimed at detecting some of the most mysterious particles from outer space! Including a live satellite link up with the South Pole science station and the scientist who are working there in the perpetual darkness!
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