National Science Week 2009
14 August 2009
This year's National Science Week (15-23 August) has an exciting program of events, many of which have a focus on astronomy, in recognition of this International Year of Astronomy. The Australian Antarctic Division is joining in the celebration of science, engineering, technology and innovation with an informative display of Antarctic atmospheric phenomena in its visitor centre (open from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday). The display includes stunning images of the aurora australis (southern lights), sun dogs, solar halos and rarely sighted high altitude clouds, and graphics showing dust from a meteor explosion west of Davis station. More information about events around Australia can be found on the National Science Week website.