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Antarctic Stations Celebrate 2020 Midwinter's Day Antarctic Stations Celebrate 2020 Midwinter's Day
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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 UPDATE: USAP Plans for the Upcoming Antarctic Season
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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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USAP Media Relations

If you have inquiries about information or a news story related to Antarctica, contact the following:

Communications
Terri Edillon, NSF
703.292.7521
tedillon@nsf.gov
 

Media Contact
Mike England, NSF
703.292.2380
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Dena Headlee, NSF
703.292.7739
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NSF Office of Polar Programs (OPP)
See what the National Science Foundation is reporting about Antarctica, and find out how to subscribe to new press releases.

NSF Press Releases
View the most recent Antarctic press releases, releases from previous years, and press statements.

Significant U.S. Science Discoveries from Antarctica
Read about the many notable scientific discoveries made by USAP researchers.

The Antarctic Sun Newspaper
Why do people go to Antarctica, and what do they do there? Read the USAP's newspaper to find out about U.S. Antarctic communities.

Video Clips, Maps and Images
USAP Participants continually document Antarctica through various multimedia. Take a look at the USAP web cams, ice-breaking ships, Dinosaurs on Ice, satellite images, and more.

USAP Logo and Usage Standards
For information on linking to the USAP website, using USAP logos, and copyright information.