Isachsen Weather Station: Outpost in the High Arctic

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The Alberta Aviation Museum welcomes Doug & aAron Munson for the fourth installment of our 2019 Speaker Series.

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.

 

Start Date - End Date

Mar 21, 2019 - Mar 21, 2019

Start Time - End Time

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Event Location

11410 Kingsway NW Edmonton, AB T5G 0X4 Canada

Organizer

Alberta Aviation Museum

Phone

780-451-1175

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