The History of Antarctic Astronomy
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree LevelPostgraduate Certificate
Degree NamePostgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies
After performing a literature review using numerous papers relating to the developments of Antarctic astronomy over the last century, it became apparent that the astronomy undertaken on the ice can be separated into three specific areas. They are astrogeology, high energy particle physics and photon astrophysics. It is also clear that the majority of astronomy related research, with a few exceptions, has been located at either the South Pole or Mawson Station. This is due to the extremely favourable atmospheric conditions which are discussed during the review.
- Literature Reviews