Thursday 18 September 2008


Science guru and media personality Dr Karl Kruszelnicki will be one of the special guest lecturers on board Aurora Expeditions’ ‘Icebergs and Emperors’ voyage to Commonwealth Bay Antarctica, departing Hobart on 12 December 2008.

Dr Karl is best known for his ability to make science accessible to everyone. His enthusiasm for his subject is infectious and his weekly radio program is one of the most popular in Australia.

Also on board this special voyage will be Emma McEwin - great granddaughter of explorer Sir Douglas Mawson. The voyage plans to visit Mawson’s historic hut, the isolated base camp of the 1911 Australasian Antarctic Expedition, and the site of one of the greatest survival stories of the 20th century. Emma’s unique insight into the life of this Australian legend will be the subject of her onboard lectures.

Greg Mortimer, AO, mountaineer and veteran of more than 100 Antarctic voyages will lead the expedition. A limited number of places are still available on the 27-day voyage, travelling on the ice-strengthened vessel, Marina Svetaeva. A fleet of inflatable Zodiacs and two on-board helicopters will allow travellers to access some of the most remote regions of the frozen continent. Prices start from US$12,290pp.

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