The joint SCAR and COMNAP 2012 Banquet will take place at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), an innovative leader in public science education. The entire museum will be reserved for SCAR/COMNAP participants and promises a truly remarkable evening.
Attendees will enjoy a Northwest-themed meal and regional wines while browsing and interacting with museum exhibits. OMSI exhibits are designed to engage audiences of all ages and all backgrounds so of course the banquet is an all ages event. Admission is free for accompanying persons under the age of 18. The adult ticket price is $85 and may be paid at the meeting registration website http://www.igsoc.org/symposia/2012/portland/registration/. Note that there will not be ticket sales at the banquet venue, however, there will be an evening raffle.
Schedule of Events
- 6:30 pm - transportation from Hilton begins shuttle bus or guided walk
- 7:00 pm - cocktails and hors d’oeuvres browse OMSI exhibits and study your favorite global data set
- 7:30 pm - OMNIMAX: The Cryosphere
- 7:45 pm - SCAR Awards in OMNIMAX
- SCAR medals
- Martha T. Muse Prize
- raffle (one chance per ticket)
- 8:15 pm - dinner buffet browse OMSI exhibits and take in the Portland riverfront while listening to music performed by Portland State University musicians
- 9:30 pm - first bus departs for Hilton or walk back (~20 minutes)
- 10:30 pm - final bus departs for Hilton
Additional details about the Special Exhibits at OMSI, and a printable schedule are available in the printed banquet announcement.
Space is limited so buy your tickets now.
Photo: DJ Jennings, NSF, 2006
Photo: Jeff Otten, NSF, 2009
Photo: Nick Powell, NSF, 2009
Photo: Dr Stacy Kim, NSF, 2005
Photo: Sean Bonnette, NSF, 2010
Photo: Kelly Jacques, NSF, 2010
Photo: Dave Munroe, NSF, 2007
Photo: US Navy, NSF, 1946-1947
Photo: Keith Vanderlinde, NSF, 2008
Photo: Patrick Cullis, NSF, 2009
Photo: Peter Rejcek, NSF, 2010
Photo: Martin Reed, NSF, 2010
Photo: Maj Mike Phillips, NSF, 2003
Photo: Bruce Raymond, NSF, 1960-1961
The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) is an inter-disciplinary body of the International Council for Science (ICSU). SCAR is charged with initiating, developing, and coordinating high quality international scientific research in the Antarctic and providing independent scientific advice to the Antarctic Treaty System.
About Portland State
Portland State University serves as a center of opportunity for nearly 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Located in Portland, Oregon, one of the nation's most livable cities, PSU's motto, "Let Knowledge Serve the City," inspires the teaching and research of an accomplished faculty whose work and students span the globe.
Created in 1988, COMNAP is the international association that brings together National Antarctic Programs from around the world to develop and promote best practice in managing the support of scientific research in Antarctica.
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