SCAR OSC Antarctic Public Engagement Events

SCAR OSC 2014, Auckland: Get your Tickets for the Amazing Evening

New Zealand’s Antarctic Festival, NZ IceFest presents an Auckland Taster of
Evening Events and Exhibitions especially for the SCAR Open Science
Conference. These events will showcase some of New Zealand’s renown artists
and comedians, as well as SCAR’s own International Antarctic Expertise
events open to both the general public and conference attendees.

Named for some of the last words written in Robert Falcon Scott’s diary,
this unique experience in an evocation of Antarctica: of whiteness and cold
and ceaseless winds. With texts by poet Bill Manhire set to music by
composer Norman Meehan, sung by Hannah Griffin and interwoven with the
images of photographer Anne Noble, this song cycle remembers those who live
and those who have died on the ice. Event starts with a pre-concert talk by
Bill Manhire.
– Mon 26th August, 7.30pm, Sky City Conference Centre.
– Tickets $35. Available on the NZ IceFest website or through your SCAR
registration (can be updated at any time)

Following Te Radar’s trip to Antarctica with Our Far South, Te Radar
presents Antarcticana, an illustrated comedic lecture on all things
Antarctic. The rigors of scurvy, scientific madness, odd flora and fauna
and the even odder folk who have explored there.
– Tues 27th August, 7.30pm, Sky City Conference Centre.
– Tickets $35. Available on the NZ IceFest website or through your SCAR
registration (can be updated at any time)

Savour the wonder of Antarctic science after hours at Auckland Museum. Sit
back and listen to a panel of internationally renowned Antarctic scientists
from the Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research (SCAR) talk about the
international endeavour of Antarctic Science, discoveries of working as a
scientist at the bottom of the earth, and what the future holds for
Panelists include:
– Dr Carlota Escutia, Universidad De Granada, Spain
– Professor Martin Siegert, Co-Director, Grantham Institute, Imperial
College, London
– Professor Chuck Kennicutt, Professor Emeritus in Oceanography, Texas
A&M University
– Professor Richard Bellerby, Research Scientist, Norwegian Institute for
Water Research
Thur 28 August, 7pm, Auckland Museum
Tickets available from Auckland Museum. General Public $10, Auckland Museum
Circle and Institute Members $7.50, Students $5

Inside the Antarctic Huts of Scott and Shackleton
Step ?inside? the historic huts of Antarctic explorers Captain Robert
Falcon Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton to relive a time of extraordinary
polar exploration. Experience a unique audiovisual work* created by New
Zealand photographer Jane Ussher and the Antarctic Heritage Trust and
become immersed in the landscape, isolation and lives left behind by these
heroic early explorers. Encounter incredible Antarctic objects from
Auckland Museum?s collections and find out what it was like to live, work
and play in the earth?s southern-most continent. Then through the work of
exhibition partner, Antarctic Heritage Trust, discover what?s happening to
conserve this heritage on the ice today.
*Original immersive experience shown as part of NZ IceFest 2012, with
support from the Christchurch City Council.
– Wed 27 Aug to Sun 05 Oct, Open 10am ? 5pm, Special Exhibitions Hall,
Auckland Museum
– Free with Museum entry

Nita Smith
NZ IceFest Education and Public Engagement Coordinator