Pole Star

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April Whitt
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Fernbank Science Center Planetarium
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As part of the International Polar Year (March 2007 to March 2009), scientists are sharing information from both ends of the Earth. Differences between north and south poles are discussed, fall/autumn stars of northern mid-latitudes are pointed out, then the audience "travels" to the north pole to observe the effects of Earth's rotation. After a discussion of science at that pole, including a transcript of a short NSF video, the audience "travels" to the equator, and then to the south pole. More ice core data, and description of science at the south pole.

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