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Inauguration Special : The Princess Elisabeth Station on TV

The Princess Elisabeth Station will officially be inaugurated at Utsteinen in Antarctica on 15th February 2009 after two years of work. Several VIPs and representatives of the International Polar Foundation will be in attendance. The station is the first "zero emission" station ever built.

This world premiere event deserves every single bit of attention it is receiving from media outlets both in Belgium and elsewhere in the world. Whether print media, radio or television, all eyes are on Antarctica. For those of you following coverage of the station's inauguration, here is a list of the upcoming TV-programmes provided by the International Polar Foundation, the initiator of the project:

  • 12th February 2009 at 7:45 PM, RTL-TVI, "Tout s'explique": For the inauguration of the Princess Elisabeth Station, "Tout s'explique" will take a closer look at the station, document the daily life of a scientist and answer some questions you may have.
  • 15th February 2009 at 10:00 PM, RTL-TVI, "Les grands documents de grand angle".
  • 15th February 2009 at 8:10 PM, La Une, "Edition spéciale": La Une will show a half-hour documentary on the inauguration of the Princess Elisabeth Station.
  • 15th February 2009 at 9:00 PM, Canvas +, "Armand Pien interviewt" and "De Prinses Elisabethbasis: een missie op Antarctica": Canvas + will rebroadcast a historic interview of Gaston de Gerlache from 1957 when he was leaving for an expedition in Antarctica during the International Geophysical Year. The interview will be followed by a rebroadcast of the documentary "De Prinses Elisabethbasis: een missie op Antarctica".

Author: IPF

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