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Live connections to your classroom with scientists and specialists at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station!
Hear first-hand what it is like to live and work in one of the most extreme environments on Earth. Learn what people are doing at the South Pole to transform the ice into the biggest and strangest telescope in the world. See the wide-range of talent it takes to develop and a run a project at the South Pole.
The Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC) has multiple opportunities for your K-12 classroom to connect to scientists, technicians, graduate students, support personnel and a teacher at the South Pole. WIPAC and the PolarTREC program have teamed up to send high school math teacher Liz Ratliff to work with the IceCube Neutrino Observatory and the Askaryan Radio Array (ARA).
IceCube and ARA both look for high-energy neutrinos, mysterious cosmic messengers created in massive explosions and other extreme conditions in outer space.
- Tuesday, Dec. 11 • 1pm CST
- Thursday, Dec. 13 • 1pm CST [download video]
- Wednesday, Dec. 19 • 1pm CST [download video]
- Tuesday, Jan. 8 • 10:30am CST
- Tuesday, Jan. 22 • 10:30am CST
Times will be determined about three weeks prior to the webcasts depending on South Pole satellite visibility.
Sign your classroom up for one of the sessions using the form below. For questions please contact Megan at 608-890-0548 or by email: email@example.com.