Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A nice commemoration

This afternoon some of the science staff here at Pole made ourselves available to talk to the public about the research we support. I did not get many takers to discuss space weather/science, but then again I didn't have a big, glossy poster to attract potential customers. This is the view of the ceremony gathering while walking in from the visitor center.

The speeches were pretty succinct, but quite enjoyable. It is interesting to think about the formative events in different countries' histories. Hopefully the U.S. will be following up our moon landings at some point with similarly "out there" advancements in exploration. I hope to be involved! The following are of the Prime Minister before and after the unveiling of an ice bust of Roald Amundsen.

Of course, lurking a short way away was the real pole marker for today.

"Action is the foundational key to all success."

~Pablo Picasso


Teacher said...

Did you get to hear the Norwegian national anthem that the kids recorded?

EthanG said...

No, a woman working here played it on a flute.

Teacher said...

Sad. We sent it along just for that.....