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It is with great pleasure that I invite you to join our voyage to Antarctica, December 9-21, 2010.

Our Antarctica Expeditions since 1999 have been a great success, both in the response from Planetary Society members and in the fascinating experiences in Antarctica. We hope you will join us for our Antarctica adventure in 2010 and share the discovery of this magnificent continent.

Considered by scientists and travelers as one of the last pristine regions and one of the Earth’s most inhospitable habitats, Antarctica offers the world’s most magnificent wilderness with abundant concentrations of wildlife, icebergs sculpted by the sea, and breathtaking scenery.

The southern ocean surrounding Antarctica offers a profusion of wildlife that thrives on the nutrient-rich waters. Here we will find humpback, minke, southern right, and sei whales, along with several species of true and fur seals and tens of thousands of penguins of four species.

Antarctica holds many answers to the world’s past climate in the thousands of years of data in the polar cap ice cores. It has been bombarded by meteorites, and some have come from the Moon and even Mars. Inside one of the Martian meteorites, scientists have discovered evidence suggesting that life may once have flourished on Mars. We will explore this controversy during our voyage.

Days will be filled with expedition landings in zodiacs, cruising amid ice floes and icebergs, quietly watching the antics of the penguins and whales, or bird-watching. Some short walks will give the unique feeling of discovery of the “White Continent.”

There will be a program of briefings on the geology and history of Antarctic exploration, marine mammals, penguins, and other topics. There will be naturalists from around the world on board as our expedition guides who have experience in the polar regions.

We will be traveling with an expert from The Planetary Society aboard the 110-passenger M/V Plancius (formerly a Dutch oceanographic research vessel and recently remodeled). We invite you to bring your spirit of adventure and join us on this voyage of a lifetime!

Dr. Louis Friedman
Executive Director

Please call immediately for reservations (800) 252-4910; space is first come, first served!

Starting at $5,650 plus air.

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