Bessey Hall to host TEDxLincoln viewing party Jan. 21

Bessey Hall to host TEDxLincoln viewing party Jan. 21

ANDRILL Illustration
Angie Fox

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will host a Jan. 21 TEDxLincoln viewing party for the first TEDx event held at the South Pole.

A worldwide TEDx broadcast will feature the 60th-anniversary celebration of Scott Base, among the oldest research bases in Antarctica. The viewing party will take place at 2 p.m. in Bessey Hall, home to the university’s Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. For more than 50 years, researchers from the department have traveled to Antarctica as part of international projects – most recently, drilling efforts such as ANDRILL and WISSARD – aimed at discovering more about the planet's geology and climate.

David Harwood, the university's E.E. and T.M. Stout Professor of Stratigraphy, will host the viewing party. In addition to fielding questions, Harwood will share stories and perspectives from his own work in the Antarctic.

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