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October 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Bernardsville resident Daniel Murnick will give an illustrated talk at Bernardsville Public Library on Sunday, October 28 at 2:00 pm about his trip in January 2018 to the Antarctic. Light refreshments will be served.
Mr. Murnick, who took advantage of his sabbatical this year, will present maps, photos and highlights of his “Antarctic Expedition” that included visits to South Georgia Island and Elephant Island?both significant sites on the legendary voyage and amazing rescue of Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew in 1914-16. His expedition leaders included experts in Antarctic wildlife, geology, and environmental science. He’ll illustrate his talk with photographs and descriptions of the Antarctic Ocean; islands and continental sites will be shown as well as impressions of international scientific research activity. He’ll also cover the effects of climate change and human activity on the Antarctic environment with close up views of whales, seals, multiple penguin species, and sea-going birds, including the wandering albatross.
Mr. Murnick is a Professor of Physics at Rutgers University with an interest in environmental science and conservation. His trip to Antarctica was organized by the MIT Alumni Association and was led by Professor Susan Solomon, a member of the National Academy of Sciences who is best known for her work in Antarctica on the measurement and explanation of the “ozone hole.”
There is no charge to attend the program, but advance sign-up is requested. Register online at www.bernardsvillelibrary.org and follow the link from Adult Programs, or call the library at 908-766-0118 to sign up.