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Polar Gateways Arctic Circle Sunrise 2008

Polar Gateways Arctic Circle Sunrise - Wednesday, January 23, 2008

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06:30 – 08:30 Breakfast – Iḷisaġvik College Kitchen (hours)

08:30 – 09:00 Conference Briefing for On-Site Participants

John F. Cooper, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

I. Conference Opening, Kiruna, Historical Perspectives for IPY I/II to IGY

Opening Ceremony

09:00 – 09:05 Invocation

Kenneth Toovak, Elder, Hon. Ph.D., BASC Board member

09:05 – 09:15 Welcome to Barrow & BASC, Introduction of Mayor

Richard K. Glenn, Board President, BASC

09:15 – 09:30 Importance of Science to the Communities of the North Slope

George Olemaun, Special Assistant to the Mayor, North Slope Borough

09:30 –09:45 Commemoration of the First International Polar Year at Barrow

Glenn W. Sheehan, Executive Director, BASC

Video - 881Mb     Video - 511Mb     Mp4 - 56Mb     Video - 529Mb

09:45 – 10:00 Break

Kiruna Video Conference: 09:45 – 12:00

10:00 – 10:15 Welcome and Introduction

Ingrid Sandahl, Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Kiruna

Slides - 2.4Mb

10:15 – 10:45 Kiruna, A Northern City, Past, Present and Future

Anna Mämmi, Municipality of Kiruna, Sweden

Slides - 36Mb

10:45 – 11:00 Latest News from MARA, the Movable Atmospheric Radar in Antarctica

Sheila Kirkwood, Aboa/Wasa Bases, Antarctica (telecon via Kiruna, Uwe Raffalski)

Slides - 1.8Mb

11:00 – 11:30 Recent Results on Mars and Venus

Hans Nilsson, Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Kiruna, Sweden

Slides - 17Mb

11.30 – 12:00 Auroral studies by the Russian-Swedish expedition to Spitsbergen 1899-1900

Ingrid Sandahl, Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Kiruna

Sergey Chernouss, Polar Geophysical Institute, Apatity, Russia

Slides - 22Mb

AllSky Camera Aurora Movie. - 16Mb
Courtesy of Ilya Kornilov, Polar Geophysical Institute, Apatity, Russia.

Video - 1.4Gb     Video - 846Mb

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch – Iḷisaġvik College Kitchen (hours)

13:00 – 13:30 Sunrise Conference Group Photograph

1st sunrise at 13:06, sunset at 14:12, based on historical data from Jan. 23, 2007.

The Second International Polar Year

14:00 – 14:15 Local Memories of Early Arctic Aviation at Barrow, Post-Rogers Memorial

Kenneth Toovak, Elder, Hon. Ph.D., BASC Board member

Video - 491Mb     Video - 336Mb

14:15 – 15:00 Early Arctic Aviation and the Bergen School of Meteorology (telecon)

Roger Turner, University of Pennsylvania

Abstract     Slides - 8.6Mb     Video - 409Mb     Video - 280Mb

University of Alaska Fairbanks Video Conference: 14:45 – 18:30
The International Geophysical Year

15:00 – 17:00 Sidney Chapman, IGY, and the Geophysical Institute (UAF videocon)

Personal Experiences Working with Sydney Chapman During the IGY

UAF Abstracts for Akasofu, Benson, and Smith

Syun-Ichi Akasofu, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Motivations and Legacies of the First Three International Polar Years

Slides - 4.2Mb     Video - 379Mb     Video - 246Mb

Carl Benson, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska at Fairbanks

International Achievements of the IGY and Parallels with the Current International Years

Slides - 21Mb     Video - 379Mb     Video - 246Mb

Roger W. Smith, Director, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks

General Discussion of Chapman and IGY Legacies for the Present and Future

Slides - 1.2Mb     Video - 200Mb     Video - 112Mb

All Participants

17:00 – 18:30 Personal Remembrances of the International Geophysical Year 1957 – 1958

Personal Reminisces

Kenneth Toovak, BASC (Interview with John F. Cooper)

The First Winter at the Amundsen-Scott IGY South-Pole Station

Video - 490Mb     Video - 328Mb

Robert F. Benson, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Slides - 7.4Mb     Video - 292Mb     Video - 203Mb

A Young Physics Student's Perspective of the IGY

Margaret A. Shea, University of Alabama Huntsville

Abstract     Slides - 68Mb     Video - 374Mb     Video - 264Mb

Reminisces of the Thule, Greenland IGY Program

Don Smart, University of Alabama Huntsville

Abstract     Slides - 8.4Mb     Video - 208Mb     Video - 143Mb

R. P. Kane, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, Brazil (prerecorded, 10min)

Video-Talk - 44Mb

Related publications:

Arctic Archeological History

18:30 – 19:30 Tour of BASC Arctic Archeology Laboratory

Anne M. Jensen, Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation (UIC) (pending confirmation)

19:30 – 20:00 Break

Opening Dinner at Barrow Restaurant: 20:00 – 22:00

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