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Session 48 - Workshop on the Future of Antarctic Astrophysics - I.
Topical, Oral session, Wednesday, June 10

[48.02] The History of Astronomy in the US Antarctic Program

J. Lynch (NSF)

The talk will cover the history of Astronomy in the US Antarctic Program, especially at South Pole, from the International Geophysical Year in 1956-57 until the advent of the Center for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica (CARA) and the Antarctic Muon and Neutrino Detector Array (AMANDA) in the first few years of this decade. The achievements of the more recent observations will be discussed at this meeting by the people who actually did the research. I will relate the story from the personal perspective I have gained from being the Program Director for Antarctic Aeronomy and Astrophysics in NSF’s Office of Polar Programs.

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