The Antarctic Sun

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The Antarctic Sun is an online newspaper with "News about the USAP, the Ice, and the People." It is funded by the National Science Foundation (contract no. NSFDACS1219442) by its prime civilian contractor, Lockheed Martin Antarctic Support Contract.[1]

The online publication has been covering cutting edge science for the National Science Foundation since 1997–1998 austral summer, though it can trace its history back to the 1950s when the U.S. Navy ran logistics for the USAP.[2] From the austral summer of 1997-98 to 2006-07, The Antarctic Sun was produced at McMurdo Station between the months of October and February. Since October 2007, it has been a year-round news website managed out of the Denver, Colorado area.[2]

The website covers both science and features. The former includes biology, glaciology, geology, astrophysics and oceanography, among others. Features include USAP operations, Antarctic history, and profiles on people.

Antarctic Sun journalists[edit]

In order of tenure, from most recent:

  • Peter Rejcek
  • Steven Profaizer
  • Steve Martaindale
  • Emily Stone
  • Kristan Hutchison
  • Brien Barnett
  • Kris Kuenning
  • Melanie Conner
  • Mark Sabbatini
  • Jeff Inglis
  • Beth Minneci
  • Josh Landis
  • Aaron Spitzer
  • Ginny Figlar
  • Alexander Colhoun


  1. ^ "About The Antarctic Sun". U. S. Antarctic Program. Retrieved March 4, 2015. The Antarctic Sun is produced by ASC for the U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP). 
  2. ^ a b Rejcek, Peter (November 1, 2007). "Ten Years and Counting". The Antarctic Sun. Retrieved November 11, 2007. 

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