Events

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25
Sep 2019
Festival Film Wellington

Polar Film Festival

Each year The Explorers Club in New York runs a Polar Film Festival to showcase a diverse collection of feature films, documentaries and shorts about and from the Arctic and the Antarctic. Coordinator Sarah Bouckoms has selected eight of these for a two-hour screening on Wednesday, 25 September. The films explore the history and grandeur of the polar regions as well as the environmental challenges they are facing.

19
Sep 2019
Exhibition Free Event Special Event Wellington

Antarctica Uncovered Exhibition: Closing and Auction Night

The New Zealand Antarctic Society – Wellington Branch, presents the closing an auction night of “Antarctica Uncovered”: an exhibition of personal photographs with a focus on how people interact with each other and the environment in Antarctica.

18
Sep 2019
Canterbury Talk

Choosing the Future of Antarctica

Bird Hall, Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Ave, Christchurch

Tim Naish is Professor in Earth Sciences at Victoria University of Wellington, and was Lead Author on the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 5th Assessment Report.

In this national lecture series, Professor Naish will present two narratives on the future of Antarctica, looking forward 50 and 300 years: the first, in which greenhouse gas emissions remain unchecked; the other involving ambitious action to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

19
Sep 2019
Auckland Talk

Choosing the Future of Antarctica

Old Government House, University of Auckland, Princes St, Auckland city

Tim Naish is Professor in Earth Sciences at Victoria University of Wellington, and was Lead Author on the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 5th Assessment Report.

In this national lecture series, Professor Naish will present two narratives on the future of Antarctica, looking forward 50 and 300 years: the first, in which greenhouse gas emissions remain unchecked; the other involving ambitious action to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

05
Oct 2019
Book Launch Canterbury

Christchurch Book Launch: ‘Fifteen Million Years in…

Scorpio Books, BNZ Centre, 120 Hereford St, Christchurch

‘Fifteen Million Years in Antarctica’ by Rebecca Priestley, offers a deeply personal tour of a place in which a person can feel like an outsider in more ways than one.

With generosity and candour, Priestley reflects on what Antarctica can tell us about Earth’s future and asks: do people even belong in this fragile, otherworldly place? p/b, $40.

 

 

17
Oct 2019
Talk Wellington

Choosing the Future of Antarctica

LT 1, Te Toki a Rata Building, Victoria University of Wellington, Kelburn Campus, Wellington

Tim Naish is Professor in Earth Sciences at Victoria University of Wellington, and was Lead Author on the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 5th Assessment Report.

In this national lecture series, Professor Naish will present two narratives on the future of Antarctica, looking forward 50 and 300 years: the first, in which greenhouse gas emissions remain unchecked; the other involving ambitious action to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

20
Aug 2019
Free Event Talk Wellington

What about Antarctic sea ice?

This year’s Sir Holmes Miller Memorial Lecture recognises a different style of Antarctic pioneering –  the application of physics to understanding sea ice, a critical feature of the Antarctic cryosphere and climate system. Tim Haskell has been engaged in New Zealand’s internationally known sea ice programme since its inception over 40 years ago and will reflect on its history and future, with some asides on the way. We hope you can join us. All welcome!

14
Aug 2019

Remote Antarctic surveying – 850km from Scott…

Auckland Antarctic Science MeetUp

6pm Wed 14 August 2019

  • Professor Gary Wilson, Geologist, GNS Science

How to locate the grounding line, where the West Antarctic Ice Sheet starts to float, and become the Ross Ice Shelf?  – explosives and hot-water drilling at the Siple Coast!

23
Jul 2019
Free Event Wellington

What’s going on under the Ross Ice…

New Zealand Antarctic Society, Wellington

6pm Tues 23 July 2019

  • Dr Craig Stewart, NIWA

The future of the Antarctic Ice Sheet is closely linked to the stability of the floating ice shelves that surround it, and these are susceptible to melting by the ocean. So what’s going on with the Ross Ice Shelf?

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