M.A.R.S. – Modular Analog Research Station

Since 2015, we have been involved in the project whose aim is to build the first analog Martian station in Poland. The originator and the driving force behind this idea is Agata Kołodziejczyk, but formulating a plan, implementing it and developing the project would not have been possible without the…

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A glacier through a chemist’s lens

In the article entitled "Chemical denudation and the role of sulfide oxidation at Werenskioldbreen, Svalbard", written by Łukasz Stachnik, Elżbieta Majchrowska (now Łepkowska), Jacob C. Yde, Adam Nawrot, Katarzyna Cichała-Kamrowska, Dariusz Ignatiuk and Agnieszka Piechota, you can read about several different processes taking place in proglacial waters (that is, waters coming…

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Dark clouds over Hans

Polar Science (vol. 10, 2016, pp. 249-261) published an article by Adam Nawrot, Krzysztof Migała, Bartłomiej Luks, Paulina Pakszys and Piotr Głowacki, entitled "Chemistry of snow cover and acidic snowfall during a season with a high level of air pollution on the Hans Glacier, Spitsbergen". The article looks at an…

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What lurks among goose feathers

In March 2016, an article by Maciej Skoracki and Krzysztof Zawierucha, entitled “Chenophila nanseni sp. n. (Acari: Syringophilidae) parasitising the barnacle goose in Svalbard”, was published in Polish Polar Research (vol. 37, no. 1, 2016). We too have made a modest contribution to the creation of this paper! The new…

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Meet the Space III Conference

The third edition of Meet The Space conference took place on 28–29 November 2015 at the Polish Aviation Museum in Kraków, Poland. The 3rd International Space Science and Space Technology Conference Meet The Space III 28-29 November 2015, Museum of Polish Aviation, Kraków, Poland Conference theme: Planetary Atmosphere Sampling This…

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European Rover Challenge 2015

On 5–6 September 2015 took place another edition of European Rover Challenge, whose main part is a prestigious international competition of Mars rovers designed and constructed by teams of students. The competition, as well as science and technology shows, and meetings with experts, took place in the Regional Science and…

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Hornsund – a patch of Poland in the Arctic

Zew Północy Magazine (#21, 2015) published a series of texts about Poles in the Arctic. On pages 4–6, you can read what Adam Nawrot from the forScience Foundation had to say about Polish polar pioneers and the history of the Polish Polar Station in Hornsund, Svalbard. In his article, you…

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Polar4Space in Zew Północy Magazine

In its 20th issue (2015), on page 2, Zew Północy Magazine published a brief note summarizing Polar4Space conference, organized earlier in the year by the forScience Foundation. Unfortunately, Zew Północy Magazine (Polish for The Call of the North) is only available in Polish. To find out more about the conference, click…

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Opening Day of the Astronomical Observatory in Rzepiennik Biskupi

On 6–8 June 2015, an event promoting astronomy took place on the premises of the largest, privately owned astronomical observatory in Poland (Rzepiennik Biskupi, Małopolska). The three-day event included: Astronomical Cross Country Run/Walk,Space Picnic "Space Station III",Grand Opening of the Observatory. On the last day, as part of the official…

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Pan Stanisław, or school in space

Project promoter: Gimnazjum No. 1 in Lębork Project coordinator: Anna Rzepa Partners: Space Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw; Space Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences (Poznań) in Borowiec; Microsoft Supporters: forScience Foundation; Kosmonauta.net; Copernicus Project; Jagiellonian University, Polish Rocket Association Project logo © Pan Stanisław The project, whose…

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