You are invited to visit the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) to gain a deeper understanding of the work undertaken in Antarctica, now and into the future, including science, medicine, shipping and related operational priorities.
Hobart has a rich history associated with Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, stretching back to the 19th century and extending through the heroic era of Antarctic exploration up to the present. In the modern era, this has been through the work of the AAD.
Based at Kingston, south of Hobart, the AAD conducts world-leading scientific research, supported by specialised logistics and transport, in some of the most remote and challenging environments on the planet. Season 2019/20 will see the end of an era as the RSV Aurora Australis retires after 30 years of proud service. Her successor, RSV Nuyina, is planned to enter service in time for the start of the 2020/21 season.
Because parking opportunities at the AAD are very limited, we will be hiring a bus to transport attendees from TMAG to Kingston and back again. The bus will leave TMAG at 10.30 sharp, and return you to TMAG at 12.45pm.
Please note that for logistical reasons we will not be offering refreshments for this event — we suggest you arrive early at TMAG and enjoy a coffee and a bite to eat at the TMAG Café (open from 9am) before boarding the bus.
As places are limited, this event is restricted to Friends members.
Friends Members $20, including bus transport but not including refreshments.
The bus will leave from outside the Grand Chancellor in Campbell Street. Departure will be at 10.30am SHARP, and you will be returning to TMAG at 12.45pm.
For those members who live near Kingston, if you would prefer to meet us at the AAD visitor entrance, that's fine; please email us to advise that you won't be taking the bus.
Photo © Gary Miller/AAD