As spring returns to the southern hemisphere British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has started another research season which will take them over land, sea and ice in search of answers to some of the most pressing questions about the Earth’s southernmost continent and its effect on our planet.
British Antarctic Survey is getting ready to move its Halley VI Research Station 23 km across the ice. This is the first time that the station, which has a re-locatable design to cope with life on a floating ice shelf, has been moved since it was towed from its construction site to its present location in 2012.
An exhibition, entitled “Dick Laws: Antarctic scientist and artist”, will be on view at the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge (SPRI) from Wednesday 1 March to Saturday 25 March 2017.
Members can view or download the latest magazine no 76 December 2016
Log onto the club website – select Members section sub title BAS Club Magazines
Members are requested to view the revised BAS Club Constitution. The revised Constitution will be put to members at the next AGM 2017 for ratification
The widow of David Dalgliesh wanted to let Club Members know that the Polar Medal presented to David’s brother Angus Dalgleish is being sold at Spink & Son Auction House in London.
The BAS Internal newsletter; IceSheets numbers 85 and 86 have been uploaded to our website. Articles include news about the Rothera wharf replacement, Southern Ocean control of global climate, film festivals and the Fuchs medal nominations.
Thanks to Graham Davis for passing on the following sad news; ‘I have just learned of the death of Arthur Martin M.B.E on 26th October at the age of 90. Arthur was with Fids in the mid 1950`s. For several years he was an active member of BAS club committee at their meetings in Cambridge.’
Much respected and long-standing HQ based Fid Derek Gipps died recently.