Isachsen Weather Station: Outpost in the High Arctic
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The father and son duo will talk about their experiences at the isolated Isachsen research weather station located in the high arctic. Doug will talk about his time stationed there, while aAron will recount his journey years later after the station was decommissioned.Thursday March 21st at 7 PM (doors at 6:30 PM)
Members $8, Non-Members $10 (+fees & tax)
Light refreshments included
Advance tickets available online here, walk-up admissions are always welcome
Doug Munson always had a fascination with the weather, growing up on a farm in Southern Ontario. After high school, he took eight months of weather training in Ottawa and Toronto before being given a choice of remote weather stations in Northern Canada. Isachsen (population 10) was his second choice and was the third most northerly site in Canada at 78 deg. 47 min. north.
In May 1974 he got on a DC10 and headed from Toronto to Montreal, then took a 737 jet north to Frobisher Bay (Iqaluit) and Resolute Bay. After several days there, it was on to Isachsen in a packed twin otter. He would spend the next year and four days there.
aAron Munson is a Canadian filmmaker, cinematographer and multimedia artist. His work has taken him from his personal studio to war zones, high-Arctic weather stations, reindeer nomad camps in Siberia, and the Arabian Desert. aAron’s projects tackle extreme human experiences, both far from and close to home, utilizing film, video and photography to create visual explorations relating to mental illness, memory, and the conscious mind.
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