A Year at the South Pole

Just reaching the South Pole is an achievement. What is it like to be part of group of scientists spending a full year there?

Sierra Club member Dr. Steven Morris will show us in a slideshow from his South Pole year, 1984-85.  He was responsible for maintaining the computers and running a seismometer for UCLA.  In addition to seismology, scientific teams there during his stay studied balloon-borne meteorology, ice-core drilling and the aurora australis.  Dr. Morris will tell what it’s like to winter-over, and how science gets done at this remote and hostile location.

Join us on Wednesday January 22, 2020, 7:00 PM, at the Palos Verdes Peninsula Center Library, 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates (entrance also on Deep Valley Dr). To take the chill off, snacks and refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Joyce White, 310-383-5247.

 Photo by NOAA
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