(posted on behalf of Questacon)

 

Polar Palooza

(for adults and kids)

For the past two years, researchers from more than sixty nations have been exploring the Poles as part of the 4th International Polar Year. Risking frostbite and avoiding dangerous crevasses, they've studied the polar bears and penguins, glaciers and the Southern Ocean surrounding the Antarctic.

 

In honour of the 50th anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty, American polar researchers and Australian scientists will share some of the discoveries of the recently completed International Polar Year.

 

Hear of their adventures and find out more about the polar research, discovery and exploration occurring across Earth’s nations.

 

When: Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 November

Where: Questacon

How much: Free. No booking required.

 

Presentation 1

10 am, Japan Theatre 1

21 and 22 November

Suitable for children aged 8 and above

 

Presentation 2

11.30 am, Japan Theatre 1

21 and 22 November

Suitable for children aged 8 and above

 

Presentation 3

1.30 pm, Japan Theatre 1

21 and 22 November

Suitable for children aged 12 and above

 

Presentation 4

3 pm, Japan Theatre 1

21 and 22 November

Suitable for children aged 12 and above

 

Presentations run for one hour and theatre doors will open 10 minutes prior to advertised starting times. Presentations are free, and tickets are available for the sessions at the reception desk on arrival. However, visitors wishing to explore the Questacon galleries and

exhibitions will need to pay normal admission fees.

More info can be found here: http://canberra.questacon.edu.au/polar/