75 years in the coolest place on earth

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Science Museum Lates

Wednesday 27  March –  British Antarctic Survey and 75 years in the coolest place on earth.

Come along and learn more about Antarctica – the coldest, driest and windiest place on Earth. It’s also one of the least understood regions, and contains 90% of the world’s ice. Chat to the scientists investigating how these icy regions are changing and how what happens there affects us all. See the science equipment and get a hands-on feel of what it’s like to live and work in Antarctica. In this 75th anniversary year, get up close and personal with treasures from the BAS archives recently inscribed onto the UNESCO Memory of the World UK Register, and find out how the top-secret “Operation Tabarin” evolved into the polar research and innovation organisation that is British Antarctic Survey today.

You’ll find us in the BASEMENT GALLERY  (Drop in event: 18:45  – 21:30 pm)

Ice: A window in to the planet’s deep past

Meet world-leading British Antarctic Survey ice core scientist Dr Robert Mulvaney and discover what ancient Antarctic ice reveals about climate change.

BASEMENT STUDIO Talks: 20:40 – 21:05  and 21:10 – 21:35 – available to book once you have signed up for the entrance ticket)

Admission free for both events, ticket required for entrance  – book here