1. Royal visit to "Inside the Station" exhibition

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    Princess Elisabeth and Prince Philippe Visit Antarctic Station Exhibition. We were proud to welcome Their Royal Highnesses, Prince Philippe, and his daughter Princess Elisabeth of Belgium to the “Inside the Station” exhibition at Tour & Taxis, Brussels “Inside the Station” features an interactive journey inside the iconic zero emission polar research station, Princess Elisabeth Antarctica. The station was named in honour of Her Royal Highness Princess Elisabeth on its inauguration in 2009, so the Foundation takes special pride in the Princess’ visit.

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    • Emperor penguin colony discovered & Inside the Station

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      Three members of the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica team have the honour of being the first humans to have visited and photographed a newly-discovered 9,000-strong colony of emperor penguins on Antarctica’s Princess Ragnhild Coast. Head over to Princess Elisabeth Antarctica's website for more information : www.antarcticstation.org -------------------------------- Also - Inside the Station, currently taking place in Brussels, is an interactive journey inside the legendary Princess Elisabeth Antarctica, the world’s first zero emission polar research station. Visitors can experience what it’s like to live and work in the frozen south, learn about polar science, and the continuing evolution of the wind and solar-powered centre for international polar scientific research. Need more information? Head over to the Inside the Station website for detailed information on ticketing, guided tours, opening hours and directions: www.insidethestation.be

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      • Inside the station

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        Inside the Station will take you on an interactive journey inside the legendary Princess Elisabeth Antarctica, the world’s first zero emission polar research station. People of all ages will experience what it’s like to live and work in the frozen south, learn about polar science, and the continuing evolution of the wind and solar-powered centre for international polar scientific research. “In 2007, an incredible 35,000 people came to Tour & Taxis to see Princess Elisabeth Antarctica for themselves before it was shipped south to Antarctica”, said International Polar Foundation Executive Director Thierry Touchais. “Now it’s our pleasure to welcome the public to once again share in the success story that is Princess Elisabeth Antarctica”. Inside the Station features amazing reconstructions that give you the opportunity to experience first hand: The technologies used at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica– the electrical smart grid, the renewable energy systems, and more The incredible Antarctic environment - including glaciers, rugged mountains, blue ice fields and exotic wildlife Logistics – the arduous yet exciting journey to the Antarctic – using satellites, aircraft, ships, and tractors The Science – the scientific programmes at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica, which help us to learn more about our planet, its climate and how it works Daily Life – Working, eating, sleeping and managing energy use in the remote and frozen South Princess Elisabeth Antarctica is an example of how we can deal with climate change – and the actions we can take at a personal and community level to respond to this challenge. Inside the Station coincides with Belgium’s Antarctic Research mission (BELARE 2012-2013), during which some 30 scientists from Belgium and other countries live and work at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica. Need more information? Head over to the Inside the Station website for detailed information on ticketing, guided tours, opening hours and directions : www.insidethestation.be

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