Introduction to the Australian Antarctic Expedition 2013--2014

Introduction to the Australian Antarctic Expedition 2013--2014
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Chris Turney, Professor of Earth Sciences fielded questions from over 1,000 primary and high school students across Australia about his upcoming expedition to Antarctica, retracing the route of Sir Douglas Mawson, a century ago. For more information:

Topics discussed:
1:00 Previous Antarctic expeditions

5:00 How, historically, explorers got the public excited about science and ways to get people excited about this expedition

8:00 How this unexplored region appeared on maps a century ago

9:00 Mawson's interest in how the region linked to Australia

11:00 Ernest Shackleton's expedition

15:00 Mawson's expedition

18:00 Science teams' activities on Mawson's expedition

20:00 Mawson's tragedy

24:00 Outcomes from previous expeditions

25:00 What activities Chris Turney's team will undertake

26:00 Ways the public can participate

29:00 Inaccessibility of Mawson's hut