And The Winner Is…

There is superb photography to be seen at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in the Antarctic Photography Exhibition (2-19 August 2018), but it was a competition as well and judges had to select two prize winners.  With two professional photographers, an arts administrator and a former Governor of Tasmania on the judging panel, there […]

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IMAS Program Announced

It just keeps getting better! The Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) has announced the Arts program for their Open Days on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 August, presented as part of the Australian Antarctic Festival.  This is only a fraction of what visitors can see and learn about when they visit the Hobart […]

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The Phillip Law Lecture

Photo: Phillip Law in 1956 by A. Campbell Drury.   Join us at CCAMLR, 181 Macquarie Street, Hobart (the old Hutchins School) for the latest in this long-running series of lectures in honour of Antarctic legend Phillip Garth Law.  Phillip Law was the driving force behind the postwar development of the Australian National Antarctic Research […]

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Win a Flight to Antarctica

  You Could Be On the Next Flight to Antarctica   How?  By completing a questionnaire in the comfort of your own home, after the Australian Antarctic Festival.  We are keen to know what you thought of the festival, what exhibits you visited, how long you stayed and what you would like to see at […]

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Great Scott!

We are getting pretty excited about the arrival of the 45-strong boy’s choir of the Shore Preparatory School, Sydney for two performances of the multi-media piece ‘Great Scott!’ at St David’s Cathedral here in Hobart.  The choir will perform two free concerts on Saturday 4 August, at 2:00pm and 6:30pm.  The sessions are free to […]

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RAAF Globemaster Open Days

Photo: C-17a Globemaster loading helicopters at Wilkins Aerodrome, Antarctica. © David Lomas.  Finalist in the Antarctic Photography Exhibition 2016.   As part of the Australian Antarctic Festival, the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) will make available for public tours one of the largest military transport aircraft in the world, the mighty C-17a Globemaster.  The aircraft is a […]

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Ship Tour Bookings Are Open!

We are very grateful to P&O Maritime, the Australian Antarctic Division, CSIRO, the Marine National Facility and the Bookend Trust for making it possible for thousands of people to discover these remarkable ships and meet the people who work aboard them. Two Great Ships to See: The Aurora Australis is a waterfront icon in Hobart, […]

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Is Your School Going to the Antarctic Festival?

School children in Grade Three and above from all over Tasmania will be making their way to Princes Wharf on Thursday August 2 and Friday August 3, for an exciting adventure.  They will be visiting the CSIRO Marine labs and the research vessel Investigator, or the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) and the […]

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Last Chance for Antarctic Photographers

The submissions have been rolling in from as far away as Ukraine, Mexico and China and the quality is outstanding.  It’s the Antarctic Photography Competition with a First Prize of $5,000 and Second Prize $2,000.  Open to amateur and professional photographers, finalists will be selected for printing and exhibition at the Tasmanian Museum & Art […]

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Tell Your Aurora Story

The Australian Antarctic Festival, to be held in Hobart from 2 to 5 August 2018, might be one of the last opportunities for the public to farewell the Antarctic icebreaker RSV Aurora Australis, Mawson’s Huts Foundation Chairman David Jensen said today.  Members of the public will have the opportunity to tour the Aurora Australis,as well […]

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