Included here are notices of exhibits, lectures, conferences and other gatherings or events of Antarctic interest. Current and closest to the present usually listed first. Go to PAST EVENTS for those that have already happened.The best polar gathering of the year is the Shackleton Autumn School, held each October in Athy, Co. Kildare, Ireland. Have a look at photos and commentary on the past ten gatherings excerpted from trip reports on my personal webpage.
Last updated: 18 July 2020.Accessed at least times since 17 April 2007.
20th SHACKLETON AUTUMN SCHOOL
The Shackleton Autumn School regrets to advise that the 2020 Autumn School which would have been our 20th has been cancelled.
Foremost in our minds was the health and welfare of all our attendees in light of the Covid Pandemic. The year will not pass unmarked because as Shackleton might say we have 'wrenched opportunity from adversity.'
The Autumn School will host a new online event called 'Virtually Shackleton' over the October Bank Holiday Weekend in which we will bring to you all the excitement, drama, spills and thrills of polar exploration.
Further details will be released in August. Watch this space!.
Athy Heritage Centre– Shackleton Museum
Town Hall, Emily Square, Athy, Co. Kildare
Tel: 059 – 8633075
ANTARCTIC GATHERING IN CONNECTICUT
Mystic Seaport, Connecticut.
4-6 June 2021
The Antarctican Society is planning a gathering at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut to coincide with the major exhibition commemorating the 200th anniversary of Nathaniel Brown Palmer's sighting of the Antarctic continent. Click here for more information.
POSSIBLE SOUTHPOLE-SIUM v.5
San Francisco, CA
Mid to late June 2021. [Note: Consideration is now being given to postponing this until June 2022 because of Covid-19 concerns.]
Plans are afoot for a 5th SouthPole-sium in the Bay Area of California. More information should be available in March 2020.
Check out the website for more information.