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June 20, 2014
Southern Solstice: Midwinter Day 2014 Southern Solstice: Midwinter Day 2014

Summer is about long sunny days, backyard grilling and outdoor festivals in the Northern Hemisphere. On the other side of the equator, winter is under way. In Antarctica, the handful of people maintaining research stations across the continent are celebrating Midwinter Day.

May 15, 2014
NSF-Managed U.S. Antarctic Program Recognized For Search-and-Rescue Efforts NSF-Managed U.S. Antarctic Program Recognized For Search-and-Rescue Efforts

The New Zealand Search and Rescue Council has recognized the U.S. Antarctic Program, which is managed by the National Science Foundation's Division of Polar Programs, for its cooperation with Antarctica New Zealand in response to the January 2013 loss of a Twin Otter aircraft and its crew in the Antarctic.

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NSF Division of Polar Programs (PLR) News External Non-U.S. government site
See what the National Science Foundation is reporting about Antarctica, and find out how to subscribe to new press releases ...

NSF Press Releases External Non-U.S. government site
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Significant U.S. Science Discoveries from Antarctica External Non-U.S. government site
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