Halley VI Research Station opened today
Halley VI opens today. This is the Station I spent the last 4 years filming the building of in Antarctica. This Station will help keep Britain at the forefront of Antarctic science and help educate the world on lower and upper atmospherics. The Station and its science facilities can study the atmosphere from the ground right out to the sun and quite a bit around the planet.
In the modern world we live in our communications revolve largely around satellites and a small part of Halley’s science helps predict cosmic weather like the southern lights which can knock satellites out. So if you ever wondered how science in Antarctica can relate back to your home (which it does in many many ways) then these studies can help your mobile phone work better, your internet work and might mean you can watch that game of Rugby on Satellite TV on Saturday night.
Anyway this is a little film I made for the company that built it for British Antarctic Survey with the help of us talented people at BAS.