On December 4th, 2008, the International Polar Year 2007-8 (IPY) will launch its seventh International Polar Day focusing on research Above the Polar Regions, including meteorology, atmospheric science, astronomy, and the view of the polar regions from space. This event coincides with the start of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA).
During the week of December 4th, IPY scientists will make themselves available to discuss their research and answer questions from university students, the media, general public, and school children. Activities include live events, a world-wide launch a virtual weather balloon activity, related educational activities, and access to latest information about polar meteorological and space research and polar observations from satellites. One event will connect researchers in the Arctic and Antarctic and experts around the world with students in European classrooms and a Planetarium in Alexandria, Egypt.
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Tuesday, 02 December 2008 21:39
DECEMBER 4th: POLAR DAY FOCUSING ABOVE THE POLAR REGIONSWritten by Rhian Salmon
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