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News Story - Visit Antarctica with British Antarctic Survey during Cambridge Science Festival - 10-20 March 2008

Date: 01 Feb 2008

Dr Robert Mulvaney collecting an ice core from Berkner Island, Antarctica
Dr Robert Mulvaney collecting an ice core from Berkner Island, Antarctica
Join scientists from British Antarctic Survey as they take you on a journey to Antarctica. As part of this year's Cambridge Science Festival, BAS will host two evening talks at its Madingley Road offices on 17th and 19th March. Along with the talks, visitors can experience a typical 'deep field' camp complete with Pyramid tent, clothing and dried food.

17 March, 7.00-8.30pm
Antarctic volcanoes - join volcanoes expert Dr John Smellie to find out how Antarctica's volcanoes help geologists to get a detailed record of what Antarctic was like millions of years ago. Age 12+

19 March, 7.00-8.30pm
Join Dr Robert Mulvaney to find out how Antarctic ice cores can reveal the Earth's past climate and what it means for the planet. Touch ice that is thousands of years old and learn what it's like to live and work in the 'deep field'. Age 12+

Wheelchair access and free car parking.
Book online at www.cambridgescience.org or phone (01223) 766766.

BAS is involved in other events during the festival - check the full programme for details.