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Mysteries in Ice exhibit brings polar research to Thompson Library

Ellen researching in GreenlandMysteries in Ice, a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center Archival Program, will be in the Thompson Library Gallery, 1858 Neil Ave. Mall, from Oct. 5 to Jan. 3. The historical collections of the Polar Archives are featured along with contemporary items that represent current exploration in ice-covered regions. This exhibit addresses daily life in harsh environments, including lodging and food, as well as the communication of scientific concepts in media and pop culture. 

Inside the galleries, visitors can try on gear worn in Antarctica, view an ice core from China or hold rock samples from remote regions.  

Documents, artifacts and imagery highlight The Ohio State University’s contribution to our understanding of Earth’s changing climate. 

For more information visit the Thompson Library or contact Larry Allen with the University Libraries at (614) 292-8999 or