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Antarctic Stations Celebrate 2020 Midwinter's Day
Friday June 19, 2020
In Antarctica, the winter solstice is the longest night of the year and marks the halfway point of winter. Since the time of the early explorers, those who work in Antarctica during the long dark night have celebrated Midwinter's Day.
UPDATE: USAP Plans for the Upcoming Antarctic Season
Thursday June 11, 2020
Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, there will be significant changes to the upcoming Antarctic season. The NSF is committed to supporting the research community's needs through this internationally disruptive event.
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