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Miss Nicola Wilmot is Geography teacher at Sacred Heart College, who did her postgraduate studies through the South African National Antarctic Programme (SANAP) and visited the South African National Antarctic Expedition station (SANAE IV) during the 2016/2017 summer take-over. She has a passion for the Antarctic Continent and likes to inspire the youth at her […]

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SIC2018, Stellenbosch University

We enjoyed our SIC2018 journey with 1st year BSc students at Stellenbosch University (SU). This year’s 1st Year BSc students completed a new compulsory module (Science in Context – SIC) where they had to choose a topic that will be researched, written up and presented. ALSA had the opportunity to propose 7 Antarctic (including sub-Antarctic […]

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Correspondence from a member of the 3rd Biological expedition to Marion Island (29th Marion Overwintering Team, 1972 to 1973) with Johan Grobbelaar, Valdon Smith and Anthony de Villiers. Dane Gerneke a member to this expedition made contact with us. Via the worldwide web, Dropbox and zip files, we were able to get his images. These […]

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Stellenbosch University, Science in Contect, Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science at Stellenbosch University added a new compulsory module, ‘Science in Context’ to be completed by all first year BSc students. The purpose of the module is to expose students to the benefits of integrating knowledge from different disciplines, when approaching scientific topics (also see video below). This will enforce students to […]

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He overwintered on Marion Island (2015-2016) as part of Marion72, to collect data for his Master’s degree in Geomorphology. He is once again appointed as a Marion Island field assistant, part of Marion75 (2018-2019), watch this video to see what Abu is doing on Marion Island. Also, read the first newsletter of M75 and meet […]

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South Africans attending SCAR, POLAR2018

Only one month to go before 23 South Africans travel to the XXXV SCAR Biennial Meetings and SCAR/IASC Open Science Conference (POLAR2018). Click on the link below download the programme of South Africans presenting at POLAR2018. South Africans Presenting POLAR2018   Anché Louw, Antarctic Legacy of South Africa, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, […]

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Marion Island, Invasive Speices, Aliens, SANAP Project

The Marion Island 2018 take-over expedition was successful for terrestrial scientists…I interviewed some scientists before the expedition. Let’s hear more about the “Invasions in the changing sub-Antarctic” project, Principal Investigator: Dr Michelle Greve, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Pretoria.   Anché Louw, Antarctic Legacy of South Africa, Department of Botany and Zoology, […]

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Marion Island, Cosmology, Astrophysics, Cosmic Dawn, Science, SANAP

Looking for the signature of the 1st stars turning on in the universe. Did you read this article: “Physicists in Earth’s remotest corners race to reproduce ‘cosmic dawn’ signal” published in Nature on 27 April 2018. Watch this video of Dr Cynthia Chiang (currently on Marion Island) sharing more detail of the “Dawn in the […]