University of Wisconsin-Madison

Connect your classroom to the South Pole

Hear firsthand 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.

Learn about the wide range of people—cooks, pilots, and technicians of all sorts—needed to keep the National Science Foundation Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station running. Discover what the IceCube Collaboration is learning about the universe from neutrinos, invisible particles so hard to detect that they are called "ghost particles."

Webcast schedule:

  • Friday December 15, 2017, 1 pm CST*
  • Thursday January 11, 2018, 10:15 am CST*
  • Wednesday January 17, 2018, 9 am CST*

*times subject to satellite availability

Sign up your classroom for one of the sessions using this form.

For questions please call 608-890-0548 or email