University of Waikato Sponsored Hangout

What's it really like to a researcher in Antarctica?

Our sponsorship partner ScienceAlert is hosting another live Google hangout. This time with Dr Charles Lee, research fellow at the University of Waikato studying the microbes in some of the most extreme places on Earth, including deep-sea hydrothermal vents and the Antarctic dry valleys; and Gemma Collins, a University of Waikato student, researching tiny arthropods called springtails that live in Antarctica, and analysing the molecular differences between springtails that are more active in warmer climates to those that are more active in the cold.

Find out everything you’ve wanted to know about science in one of the most remote places on Earth in this ScienceAlert hangout. This is your opportunity to ask recently returned Antarctic researchers anything – our two guest scientists from the University of Waikato in New Zealand will be answering questions about their work, the dangers of research on the ice, how they go about their daily routines in an environmentally sensitive area and the importance of understanding the Antarctic ecosystem.

Viewers can ask questions live while watching the event on YouTube, ask questions on Science Alert’s Facebook event page or using the #antarcticahangout hashtag on Facebook and Twitter.

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Hangout details

Date: Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Time: 3.30 - 4.15pm NZST

Where: Here on this page. The video of the live hangout will be embedded on this page 15 minutes before the event.

What if I can't make it?

ScienceAlert will be uploading the complete hangout to their YouTube channel to watch after it ends.

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