IMA Presents “Antarctica: Ross Island and the Future of the McMurdo Sound Region”

Posted June 9, 2016 at 5:58 am by

Rarely seen nacreous clouds over McMurdo Station are only visible when the atmosphere is exceptionally cold and the sun is just below the horizon. A once common sight, the increased temperatures and storms are making them a rare phenomenon even in Antarctica - Alasdair Turner photo

Rarely seen nacre­ous clouds over McMur­do Sta­tion are only vis­i­ble when the atmos­phere is excep­tion­al­ly cold and the sun is just below the hori­zon. A once com­mon sight, the increased tem­per­a­tures and storms are mak­ing them a rare phe­nom­e­non even in Antarc­ti­ca — Alas­dair Turn­er photo

A mul­ti­me­dia pre­sen­ta­tion by doc­u­men­tary and adven­ture pho­tog­ra­ph­er Alas­dair Turner

Alasdair Turner

Alas­dair Turner

Join pho­tog­ra­ph­er Alas­dair Turn­er for an explo­ration of Antarctica’s McMur­do Sound Region at BRICKWORKS, June 30, at 7:30 P.M. Tick­ets are avail­able online, at the muse­um or at the door. TICKETS: Mem­bers $12, Non-mem­bers $15, Stu­dents $8.

From vast ice to the his­toric huts left behind by Scott and Shack­le­ton to today’s sprawl­ing base of build­ings that make up the US McMur­do Station.

This is a pho­to­graph­ic tour of an area unreach­able to all but a hand­ful of the world’s pop­u­la­tion, many of whom return year after year for research. Learn about the frag­ile ecosys­tems that make up the south­ern­most part of the Ross Sea and the sci­ence that is being done to under­stand them, while enjoy­ing this pro­vok­ing and stark pho­to­graph­ic expe­ri­ence. Gain an insight into the changes tak­ing place due to cli­mate change and why sea ice in the area is actu­al­ly increasing.

Alas­dair Turn­er is a Seat­tle-based adven­ture and doc­u­men­tary pho­tog­ra­ph­er who has worked for the US Antarc­tic Pro­gram for the last four sea­sons. In his field safe­ty role he has trav­eled to many remote areas of McMur­do Sound with geol­o­gists, biol­o­gists, and astro­physi­cists. His work tells the sto­ry of sci­en­tif­ic research in Antarc­ti­ca through a lens imbued with stun­ning pho­to­graph­ic imagery, big pic­ture expla­na­tions, and even a lit­tle humor.

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