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’re On! Public tour bookings are now open for the the Aurora Australis and the RSV Investigator at the Australian Antarctic Festival.  Book in advance and be quick, because these tickets will sell out and the opportunity comes around only once every two years. We are very grateful to P&O Maritime, the Australian Antarctic Division, […]

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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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Antarctic Festival Program Now Available

We’re On! The full program for the Australian Antarctic Festival is out, and it’s a cracker.  Tour Antarctic ships, meet the huskies, listen to a lecture, take in an exhibition, see a film – there’s so much to do and see that you’ll think you are in Antarctica.  Best of all, nearly all of it […]

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Teachers and Students Visit Antarctica

Eric J Woehler photograph of a beautiful Antarctic iceberg

This beautiful image © Eric J Woehler from the 2016 Australian Antarctic Photography Exhibition   Wow!  Here’s a brilliant opportunity for school groups to have a real Antarctic experience.  The Bookend Trust is a respected educational organisation with a simple plan: Bookend is a not-for-profit education initiative that seeks to inspire students and their communities […]

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Antarctic Volunteers Registration Open

Would you like to help us celebrate the Antarctic community in Tasmania?  Are you interested in Australia’s scientific program in the Southern Ocean?  Do you have an Antarctic connection yourself?  Do you enjoy working with enthusiastic people for a good cause?  We’d like to hear from you! The Australian Antarctic Festival (AAF) has a brilliant program of […]

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Photography Competition Now Open

First Prize 2016 – ‘Iceberg with Penguins’ (c) Chris Wilson We are pleased to announce that entries are now open for the 2018 Antarctic Photographic Competition The first competition in 2016 was an outstanding success, with 24 finalists selected from a field of more than 80 international entries. With significant prize money on offer ($5,000 first […]

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