University of Wisconsin-Madison

From the South Pole to the Edge of the Universe

Tuesday, December 13 · 6:30p-8:30p

Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery · Forum & Open Court


Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Roald Amundsen’s Journey to the South Pole


6:30-7:15: Multimedia show in forum, reception, interactive activities:

  • Take pictures with antique freight sled replica and sled dog
  • Try on Antarctic clothing and see historic clothing photos
  • See how some Antarctic animals stay warm
  • Check out ice slides under a microscope
  • Talk with geologist about volcanic rocks and vaporite crystals from Antarctica
  • Explore the history of weather observations in the Antarctic
  • Sign a Bucky Badger flag that will go to the South Pole
  • Interact with the IceCube researchers

7:20-8:30: Presentations and panel

  • 7:20-7:25 Introductions by Andrea Gianopoulos, IceCube Education and Outreach Manager
  • 7:25-7:35 “Norway: A Tradition of Exploration” Peggy Hager, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Scandinavian Studies
  • 7:35-7:45 “The Modern Antarctic Explorer” Mark Krasberg, IceCube Associate Researcher
  • 7:45-7:55 “From the South Pole to the Edge of the Universe” Francis Halzen, IceCube Principal Investigator
  • 7:55-8:30 Question and Answer Session with panel moderated by Andrea Gianopoulos, IceCube Education and Outreach Manager