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Astronomy and Astrophysics from Antarctica: a SCAR Scientific Research Program

Astronomy and Astrophysics from Antarctica: a SCAR Scientific Research Program
John Storey


John Storey
School of Physics, University of NSW, Australia


Unlike most research programs, which aim to understand more about Antarctica itself, astronomers take advantage of the unique observing conditions of Antarctica to collect data that would be impossible, or much more expensive, to otherwise obtain. To coordinate these activities, and to maximize the opportunities for productive interaction with other disciplines, Astronomy & Astrophysics from Antarctica was created as a Scientific Research Program of SCAR in 2010. Broadly stated, its objectives are to coordinate astronomical activities in Antarctica in a way that ensures the best possible outcomes from international investment.

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  • Conference prize winners
    27 Jun 2013

    The Strategic Science in Antarctica conference concluded yesterday and two days of workshops have commenced. Congratulations to those who were awarded prizes for their contributions to the conference.

  • Watch the welcome message from Australia's Environment Minister
    24 Jun 2013

    In a welcome message via video from Canberra, Australia’s Environment Minister, Tony Burke, reflected on the foresight of earlier decision-makers who agreed to set aside an entire continent for scientific research.

  • Last minute information for attendees
    20 Jun 2013

    There's not too long to wait until the start of the Strategic Science in Antarctica conference, and we hope you’re as excited as we are! Read on for more information about the final program, registration, Twitter, presenters, posters and social functions.

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Key dates

  • 11th June 2013
    Registrations close
  • 21st June 2013
    Registrations at the AAD open for staff
  • 24th June 2013
    Registrations at the venue open
  • 24th June 2013
    Conference commences
  • 26th June 2013
    Conference concludes

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