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Side by Side
Monday November 25, 2019
In a relatively rare occurrence, the NSF Antarctic research vessels Laurence M. Gould and Nathaniel B. Palmer lie alongside one another at Palmer Station on the Antarctic Peninsula. The last time they...

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Two-million-year-old Ice Provides Snapshot of Earth's Greenhouse Gas History
Thursday November 07, 2019
Two-million-year old ice from the Allan Hills region of Antarctica recently uncovered by a team of researchers provides a clearer picture into the connections between greenhouse gases and climate in the ancient...

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Celebrating 50 Years of Women's Contributions to Polar Research
Tuesday October 29, 2019
On October 16, 17, and 18, Ohio State University hosted a symposium entitled "Women in Antarctica: celebrating 50 years of exploration", marking the first deployment of women as researchers with the NSF-managed...

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Hear From OPP-funded Antarctic Scientists Aboard the R/V Laurence M. Gould
Tuesday October 29, 2019
The Inner Space Center (ISC), located at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, is a one-of-a-kind national facility that supports live ocean exploration through telepresence technology. At 7:00 pm...

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Two Former U.S. Antarctic Program Women Scheduled to Carry Out First All-female Spacewalk Later This Month
Tuesday October 08, 2019
NASA announced late this week that astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir, who are both currently aboard the International Space Station, are scheduled, on October 21, to attempt the first all-female spacewalk....

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View current and historical photos profiling science, scenery, wildlife, and more at the USAP Photo Library.

The Antarctic Sun

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The Antarctic Sun is the official source for news of the United States Antarctic Program and US Antarctic Stations.

Program Announcements

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Gregory Joins OPP as Antarctic Transportation Program Manager Dec 18, 2019

Gregory Joins OPP as Antarctic Transportation Program Manager

Stuart Gregory, a graduate of the U.S. Army War College, has joined OPP's Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics (AIL) Section as transportation program manager. Immediately prior to coming to AIL, he was the business operations director at the Air Force Office of Energy Assurance (OEA), where he helped to increase energy resilience at Air Force installations.

Moore to Join Antarctic Sciences Section Oct 11, 2019

Moore to Join Antarctic Sciences Section

Robert Moore will join OPP's Antarctic Sciences Section on October 15 as Antarctic Astrophysics and Geospace Sciences (AAGS) program director. Vladimir Papitashvili, the current AAGS program director, will remain with the section, focusing more on the large research facilities, such as the IceCube Neutrino Observatory and cosmic microwave background telescopes, at NSF's Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station.

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Special Report

A site map of the proposed new McMurdo Station taken from the NSF Blue Ribbon Panel Report

Take a look at the National Science Foundation's plans for the future of science and logistics in Antarctica.