December 4th, 2008 marks the seventh quarterly International Polar Day, this time focusing on research Above The Polar Regions. This includes polar meteorology, atmospheric sciences, astronomy, and polar observations from space.
Use the links at the bottom of this page to find out more about our live events, virtual balloon launch, classroom activities, multi-lingual flyers, and to meet IPY participants and learn about their research.
Launching a weather balloon in Antarctica
Higher up, polar stratospheric clouds are central to ozone-depleting processes
Higher still, fast, charged particles enter the earth's atmosphere resulting in auroras
Above the Poles: Summary
View of the Polar Regions
Weather Balloons in Antarctica
Information for everyone:
Meet The Scientists
Links and Resources
About International Polar Days
Learn about past and future Polar Days.
Information for educators:
Classroom activity ideas
Weather Observation Activity
FlyersIdeas for the classroom, in many languages!
Launch a Virtual BalloonAdd your balloon to a map of people marking International Polar Day.
Students and teachers talk to scientists at the poles, live.
Press releases and imagesPress releases and images for downloading.