It is with great pleasure that I invite you to join
our voyage to Antarctica, December 9-21, 2010.
Our Antarctica Expeditions since 1999 have been a great
success, both in the response from Planetary Society
members and in the fascinating experiences in Antarctica.
We hope you will join us for our Antarctica adventure
in 2010 and share the discovery of this magnificent
Considered by scientists and travelers as one of the
last pristine regions and one of the Earth’s most
inhospitable habitats, Antarctica offers the world’s
most magnificent wilderness with abundant concentrations
of wildlife, icebergs sculpted by the sea, and breathtaking
The southern ocean surrounding Antarctica offers a profusion
of wildlife that thrives on the nutrient-rich waters.
Here we will find humpback, minke, southern right, and
sei whales, along with several species of true and fur
seals and tens of thousands of penguins of four species.
Antarctica holds many answers to the world’s past
climate in the thousands of years of data in the polar
cap ice cores. It has been bombarded by meteorites,
and some have come from the Moon and even Mars. Inside
one of the Martian meteorites, scientists have discovered
evidence suggesting that life may once have flourished
on Mars. We will explore this controversy during our
Days will be filled with expedition landings in zodiacs,
cruising amid ice floes and icebergs, quietly watching
the antics of the penguins and whales, or bird-watching.
Some short walks will give the unique feeling of discovery
of the “White Continent.”
There will be a program of briefings on the geology
and history of Antarctic exploration, marine mammals,
penguins, and other topics. There will be naturalists
from around the world on board as our expedition guides
who have experience in the polar regions.
We will be traveling with an expert from The Planetary
Society aboard the 110-passenger M/V Plancius
(formerly a Dutch oceanographic research vessel and
recently remodeled). We invite you to bring your spirit
of adventure and join us on this voyage of a lifetime!
Dr. Louis Friedman
call immediately for reservations (800) 252-4910; space
is first come, first served!
at $5,650 plus air.
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