The SCAR astronomy & astrophysics from antarctica scientific research programme

John W.V. Storey, Lyu Abe, Michael Andersen, Philip Anderson, Michael Burton, Xiangqun Cui, Takashi Ichikawa, Albrecht Karle, James Lloyd, Silvia Masi, Eric Steinbring, Tony Travouillon, Peter Tuthill, Hongyang Zhou

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SCAR, the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, is, like the IAU, a committee of ICSU, the International Council for Science. For over 30 years, SCAR has provided scientific advice to the Antarctic Treaty System and made numerous recommendations on a variety of matters. In 2010, Astronomy and Astrophysics from Antarctica was recognized as one of SCAR's five Scientific Research Programs. Broadly stated, the objectives of Astronomy & Astrophysics from Antarctica are to coordinate astronomical activities in Antarctica in a way that ensures the best possible outcomes from international investment in Antarctic astronomy, and maximizes the opportunities for productive interaction with other disciplines. There are four Working Groups, dealing with site testing, Arctic astronomy, science goals, and major new facilities. Membership of the Working Groups is open to any professional working in astronomy or a related field.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAstrophysics from Antarctica
EditorsMichael G. Burton, Xiangqun Cui, Nicholas F. H. Tothill
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Aug

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
ISSN (Print)1743-9213
ISSN (Electronic)1743-9221


  • Antarctica
  • Atmospheric Effects
  • Instrumentation
  • Site Testing
  • Telescopes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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