The Antarctic Expo (Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 August) is set to impress, with a fascinating display from most of the major players in the Australian Antarctic sector. Those include the Australian Antarctic Division, CSIRO Marine Laboratories, the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) and a score of companies and agencies involved is supporting Australia’s important role in Antarctic science.
Presented on the Hobart waterfront at Princes Wharf No.1 Shed, this two-day expo will allow visitors to learn first-hand how Australians and their colleagues live, work and enjoy themselves in the coldest place on earth. You can see the equipment, study the science, learn about the history and talk to the people who keep Australia’s four ANARE stations functioning. There are even opportunities to learn how you might visit Antarctica as a tourist or an expeditioner. Admission to the is entirely free to the public. Exhibitors include:
- Australian Antarctic Division
- P&O Maritime
- Australian Defence Force
- Institute for Marine and Antarctic Science (IMAS)
- ANARE Club
- Antarctic Tasmania
- Helicopter Resources
- Tasmanian Polar Network
- Hobart Airport
- Elphinstone Engineering
- Chimu Adventures
- Antarctica Flights
- Mawson’s Huts Foundation
- Polar Igloos
- Hagen Oil
Antarctic Ship Tours
You can also visit the Antarctic ships Aurora Australis and RSV Investigator, berthed at Princes Wharf, but you will need to pre-book tickets on the festival website.
Tickets available from Monday 15 July 2018
All donations go to support the work of the Mawson’s Huts Foundation.