The Antarctic Sun

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, Leidos Antarctic Support Contract.[1]

The Antarctic Sun
FoundedOctober 27, 1996
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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 has been 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. Since 2016, the website has also featured podcasts primarily about operations.[3]

Antarctic Sun JournalistsEdit

In order of tenure, from most recent:

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


  1. ^ "The Antarctic Sun: News about Antarctica - About The Antarctic Sun". Retrieved 2019-06-18.
  2. ^ a b Rejcek, Peter (November 1, 2007). "Ten Years and Counting". The Antarctic Sun. Retrieved November 11, 2007.
  3. ^ "The Antarctic Sun: News about Antarctica - Home Page". Retrieved 2019-06-18.

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