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Two Epic Polar Explorers...Disaster and Success by Dr. Doug Duncan
Start Date: 5/4/2017Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Date: 5/4/2017End Time: 8:00 PM
This event recurs daily until 5/6/2017.   Click here to see the series dates.
Event Description:

The stories of Sir John Franklin and Fridtjof Nansen.

One was the first Ph.D. polar explorer, the first to use electric lights on a ship, and a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. As well as the owner of one of the finest mustaches any man has worn. The other led a Titanic sized, slow motion disaster: All the men lost in the frozen north, bodies found frozen a century later, and lamented until today in mournful song.

Dr. Duncan, a veteran of many arctic trips to see the northern lights and a member of The Explorers Club, will describe the heroic and tragic stories of two of the most famous polar explorations of all time, including recent discoveries of frozen bodies and ships from the 1845 Franklin Expedition, and modern plans to repeat the Nansen expedition of 1892.

Location Information:
Main Campus - Fiske Planetarium & Science Center  (View Map)
2414 REGENT DR
Boulder, CO
Contact Information:
Name: Carla Johns
Phone: 303.492.5002
Email: fiske@colorado.edu
Franklin Discovery
This event is open to
  • Everyone
  • Ticket information:
    $10 for Adults
    $7 for Students, Children, and Seniors
    For tickets:
    https://www.colorado.edu/fiske/2017/05/03/two-epic-polar-explorers-may-4-6-7pm

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