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.

For more infor­ma­tion go to http://www.sjima.org

You can support the San Juan Update by doing business with our loyal advertisers, and by making a one-time contribution or a recurring donation.

No comments yet. Be the first!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

By submitting a comment you grant the San Juan Update a perpetual license to reproduce your words and name/web site in attribution. Inappropriate, irrelevant and contentious comments may not be published at an admin's discretion. Your email is used for verification purposes only, it will never be shared.

Receive new post updates: Entries (RSS)
Receive followup comments updates: RSS 2.0