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"Antarctic Science"
Issue date: 2011

 

The British Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913. These stamps depict the scientific work undertaken by Scott’s party.

1) Dr. Edward Atkinson conducting experiments using test tubes and a microscope.
2) Dr. George Simpson stands on a rocky hilltop beside a weather station, taking observations.
3) Dr. Simpson’s laboratory in the Winterquarters Hut, where a Dynes Anemometer, a device for measuring wind speed, registers a 50 mile an hour gale.
4) Physicist and glaciologist, Charles Wright, is depicted working at night with his transit, an instrument used for the observation of star positions.  

1) Monnlight photograph of the Winterquaters Hut and camp with Mount Erebus in the background. June 13th 1911.
2) the BAS Bonner lab (Rothera station) on Adelaide Island.
3) Dr George C. Simpson, expedition meteorologist, stands holding a pipe to a balloon held by another expedition member. Another holds the pipe coming from a cylinder standing upright. A fourth stands watching. Image taken during the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13. Taken by Herbert Ponting (source: archive The University of Melbourne).
4) Phil Heath launches a radiosonde balloon at Halley research station, This is a small package of instuments that reads temperature, pressure and humidity up to a height of 20km. Main accommodation building (Laws building) in the background, Season: 1997/1998 Photographer: Chris Gilbert.
5) Edward Nelson (biologist) and Lillie stand at the stern rail of the ship 'Terra Nova'. Nelson holds a piece of scientific apparatus which hangs from a derrick steady, whilst Lillie makes adjustments to it. Image taken by Herbert Ponting, 1.11.1911 (source: archive The University of Melbourne).
6) The RRS James Clark Ross samples the waters of the Bellingshausen Sea at sunrise. Season: 2006/2007 Photographer: Paul Holland.
7) Photograph by Herbert Ponting whilst on the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-13.
8) Divers preparing to enter the water from a rigid hulled inflatable boat (RIB). Location: Rothera Research Station, Season: 1997/1998 Photographer: Pete Bucktrout.

 

1) Dash 7 over the mountains of the Antarctic Peninsula close to Rothera Research Station. Season 1994/1995, Fotographer: Pete Bucktrout.
2) Glaciologist testing a hot water drill on Rutford Ice Stream, Season 1999/2000, Fotographer: David Vaughan
3) Meteorologist checks the Met screen on Rothera Point, Adelaide Island, Season 1994/1995, Fotographer: Pete Bucktrout.
4)The Piggott Space Sciences building, Halley Research Station, Season 1994/1995, Fotographer: Pete Bucktrout.

 

 

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