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Smithsonian at the Poles: Contributions to International Polar Year Science
  • General public
  • Educators, Teachers
  • Students - in general
  • Media
The Smithsonian Institution is convening a polar science symposium called 'Smithsonian at the Poles: Contributions to International Polar Year Science' May 3-4, 2007, as one of the inaugural U.S. contributions to celebrate the International Polar Year (IPY) 2007-2008. This two-day symposium will present findings by polar scientists from Arctic and Antarctic research, with particular attention to changes in polar systems past, present and future, and their global impact. The symposium will carry on a tradition of polar science that began at the Smithsonian nearly 150 years ago and resulted in some of the world's foremost collections and archives of Arctic and Antarctic materials. The expected audience includes researchers, university-based scientists and students, program managers and representatives from federal agencies, congressional staff, news media and the general public. More than 35 scholars will discuss their papers on the following six themes: polar astronomy
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