Journeys with Jerry: Millions of Penguins: the Antarctic Peninsula

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Date: February 24, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
Location: Virtual
Category: Other

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Join Dr. Jerry Dunifer, Emeritus Professor of Physics and Astronomy, for an interactive journey (Zoom video conference) to the Antarctic Peninsula. See breathtaking photos he took on his journey alongside everybody’s favorite flightless birds.

On this journey, we will be visiting the Antarctic Peninsula by boat.  Our boat will be leaving Ushuaia, Argentina, the southern-most city in the World.  While in Ushuaia, and before heading South, we will take a side-trip into nearby Tiera del Fuego National park.  Once in Antarctica, we’ll see spectacular views of mountains, glaciers, blue icebergs, and abundant animal life, including large numbers of three species of penguins.  Our trip will include visits to two scientific research stations:  Palmer Station, operated by the USA National Science Foundation, and Vernadsky Research Base, operated by Ukraine.  We will also visit Port Lockroy, an abandoned British Base, now a museum that includes the southern-most operational post office in the World.  On the return trip to South America, our route will pass by Cape Horn, where the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans meet.