International Polar Days
Presenting the main topics in IPY
In response to journalists and educators wanting an "angle" on the extremely broad International Polar Year, quarterly International Polar Days are being planned that focus on a particular aspect of polar research. These days will include press releases, background information, access to experts, links to images and video, educational and community activities, and connection to researchers in the field.
The currently planned schedule for IPY Days are as follows:
International Polar Days occur approximately around the solstices and equinoxes to mark the changing solar cycle, experienced in the extreme at the polar regions. In the summer, the polar regions experience 24 hours of sunlight, in winter, the sun is continually below the horizon, and at the equinoxes the sun is above the horizon for 12 hours all over the world. More information can be found here: Solstices, Equinoxes, and the Polar regions
March 18th, 2009: 7th International Polarday