Where ice is nice

On Sunday, you can visit Antarctica without leaving Greenwich.

The Bruce Museum will host “Exploring Antarctica,” a panel of artists and scientists, from 3 to 4:15 p.m. on Jan. 11.

“Artists, research scientists and explorers venture to Antarctica on expeditions of discovery that challenge their personal limits and help us understand how this remote, frozen continent impacts us all,” says Daniel Ksepka, curator of science at the Bruce. “This promises to be a fascinating discussion of a little known world.”

Ksepka will moderate the panel of Antarctic adventurers, including photographer Diane Tuft, whose starkly beautiful photographs of the continent are on view at the museum through Feb. 1; artist Elise Engler; Yale Peabody Museum invertebrate researcher Eric Lazo-Wasem; state ornithologist and UConn professor Margaret Rubega; and Stony Brook University Professor Heather Lynch.

Speakers will give a brief presentation of their experiences at the southern end of the world, and then the floor will be open for audience questions and discussion. The event is free to museum members, $15 for nonmembers. Reservations are suggested and can be made at 203-413-6757 or info@brucemuseum.org. – edited by Georgette Gouveia

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