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World Science Week: Wizards on Ice

World Science Week: Wizards on Ice

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  • Sun 24 Aug ’14, 11:00am – 1:00pm


Auckland War Memorial Museum, Domain Dr, Auckland Domain, Parnell


All Ages

Registration Types:

  • Free Admission: Must arrive by 10:45am to guarantee access: $0.00

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Auckland Museum Auditorium
Rear entrance (south entrance)
Auckland Museum
Domain Drive, Parnell
Auckland City

This is a free public event so please arrive early with your registration ticket to guarantee access to the event.
To gain access to the room you must arrive at the entrance by 10:45AM. There is no guarantee that you will have access to the room if you arrive after this time.

Peter Beggs, CEO of Antarctica NZ
George Blaisdell, Chief Program Manager for the US Antarctic Program
Professor Jane Francis, Director, British Antarctic Survey

Organisations supporting scientific research in Antarctica have to overcome the immense logistical challenges of operating in such a harsh environment. All the scientific endeavours in Antarctica rely on the logistical support provided by members of the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP).

More about World Science Week:

More than 2,000 of the world’s top scientists and researchers will be in Auckland, New Zealand, for an interrelated series of international science summits from 25 August through to 3 September 2014. These meetings are taking place in New Zealand for the first time.

The international science meetings include:

The 31st triennial General Assembly of the International Council for Science (ICSU). Established in 1931 and based in Paris, ICSU represents more than 121 national science academies and 31 scientific unions.

The 6th biennial Open Science Conference of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), an interdisciplinary committee of the International Council for Science. With more than 1500 attendees, it is by far the largest international gathering of Antarctic scientists.

World Science Week New Zealand is a series of free public lecture events featuring many of these scientists, which runs concurrently with the international meetings. Some of the world’s foremost experts will share their views and insights on the critical science debates of today.

World Science Week New Zealand is supported by the Royal Society of New Zealand and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

The public has a rare opportunity to hear directly from some of the world’s pre-eminent scientists during a series of public presentations in Auckland for World Science Week New Zealand.

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