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The Year That Made Antarctica

The Year That Made Antarctica People, politics & the International Geophysical Year Wednesday 26 April – Saturday 9 September 2017 Over dinner in the spring of 1950 a party of scientists produced an ambitious proposal for a global year of science: the International Geophysical Year was born. With a heavy emphasis on Antarctica, thousands of people from dozens of countries came together to learn about our planet and laid the foundations for the Antarctic Treaty which has preserved the continent for science and peaceful activity for almost sixty years.

10am - 4pm, Tuesday - Saturday. Also open on Bank Holidays

The Polar Museum, Lensfield Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 1ER

Wednesday 26 Apr 2017 to Saturday 24 Jun 2017

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