April 3, 2009
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Polar Weekend Preview
The Maryland Science Center is giving media the chance to report from harsh, unforgiving terrain…and we don’t mean Baltimore. From 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Friday, April 3, you are invited to attend the Press Preview of “Polar Weekend,” an exploration of all things Arctic and Antarctic.
Polar Weekend at the Maryland Science Center is the public component of the 32nd Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM) being held in Baltimore this coming weekend. So button up and start exploring!:
– Don polar survival gear and relax in a tent built on skis in bone-chilling temperatures that may reach 75 degrees above zero at the Polar Fair with Brendan Kelly, National Science Foundation program officer and seal biologist.
– Get your mitt(en)s on a 3,000 year old ice core from the Newall Glacier with PolarPalooza, representatives Mike Castellini and Sean Topkok, and learn the effects of climate change on the polar regions.
- See how more than 20 world-class photographers, sculptors, painters, filmmakers and writers along with the participants in the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers program interpret the polar world. Meet Baltimore-based artist Colin Campbell.
- Experience “Frozen” with NASA executive producer Michael Starobin. Frozen is the latest multimedia masterpiece for Science on a Sphere, a room-sized theater system that uses computers and video projectors to present planetary data on a six-foot globe.
About the Maryland Science Center
The Maryland Science Center at Baltimore's Inner Harbor is visited by more than 500,000 people each year. Popular exhibits include: Dinosaur Mysteries with more than a dozen full-size dinosaurs and interactive paleontology activities; an exploration of the day in the life of the human body in Your Body: The Inside Story; and dozens of interactive experiments in Newton's Alley. Other popular attractions in the museum include the Kids Room, the five-story St. John Properties IMAX Theater, and the world-famous Davis Planetarium.