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Antarctic Season Opening 2017

Sep - Oct 2017

The Antarctic Season Opening festival acknowledges the city’s historic and current connections to the Antarctic. It is tied to the arrival of the USAP and the US Air Force’s C-17 into Christchurch, as well as acknowledging the start of Italian and Korean flights south some weeks later.

This festival focuses on the ‘how’ of the Antarctic: How to get there, how to survive there, Antarctic heritage, innovation and logistics.

It includes talks, walks, activities for young people, book readings, exhibitions and Antarctic Air Day.

Antarctic Season Opening 2017