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A Next-generation Camera for the South Pole Telescope
News  /  Wednesday September 12, 2018
The 10-meter South Pole Telescope at NSF's Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station makes images of the oldest light in the universe....

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OPP-funded Researchers Create the Most Accurate Antarctic Map Ever
News  /  Thursday September 6, 2018
NSF-funded researchers at Ohio State University using NSF-funded supercomputers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have produced the most detailed map of the Southernmost Continent ever created....

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Palmer Pier Upgrade in Final Planning Stages
News  /  Friday August 31, 2018
The National Science Foundation (NSF) will make a major upgrade to the pier at the U.S. Antarctic Program's Palmer Station, located on Anvers Island on the Antarctic peninsula....

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Diving Robots Find Antarctic Seas Exhale Surprising Amounts of Carbon Dioxide in Winter
News  /  Wednesday August 15, 2018
The open water nearest the sea ice surrounding Antarctica releases significantly more carbon dioxide in winter than previously believed, a new study has found....

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McMurdo's Satellite Tracking Station is a Critical Link in Global Observing Network
News  /  Wednesday August 15, 2018
Technicians at NSF's McMurdo Station, Antarctica were the first in the world to receive data from NASA's GRACE-FO satellites, launched in May to track water movement across the globe....

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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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Dear Colleague Letter: Leveraging Investments in Education and Polar Science new item Sep 18, 2018

Dear Colleague Letter: Leveraging Investments in Education and Polar Science

The Research on Learning (DRL) and Undergraduate Education (DUE) divisions of NSF's Education and Human Resources Directorate and the Office of Polar Programs have jointly issued a Dear Colleague Letter to encourage proposals that will leverage NSF's investment in polar sciences and infrastructure and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education research and development.


McGinn to Begin Temporary Assignment as Acting Head of Polar Environment, Safety and Health Section Aug 27, 2018

McGinn to Begin Temporary Assignment as Acting Head of Polar Environment, Safety and Health Section

Nature McGinn will begin a temporary assignment on September 2 as acting head of OPP's Polar Environment, Safety and Health (PESH) Section. She is currently OPP's environmental policy program manager and Antarctic Conservation Act permit officer.


NSF Office of Polar Programs Releases Updated Polar Code of Conduct
NSF Antarctic Station-Manager Position Open: Deadline, July 6, 2018

Features

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.