Colorado State Univeristy presents South Pole — Then and Now: Building for Science Oct. 14

Bill Spindler, a construction engineer who has been stationed at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station for months at a time, will present a history of American stations in Antarctica on Oct. 14, 7-8 p.m. at the Fort Collins Library, 201 Peterson St. The presentation is part of the Colorado State University Antarctic Lecture Series, sponsored by the School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES).

In preparation for the focus on scientific research in Antarctica that was the theme of the International Geophysical Year 1957-58, the United States developed plans for seven research stations on the continent, including one at the geographic South Pole.

Three stations have occupied the site since, and Spindler will describe their construction and operations, with an emphasis on the science projects that influenced their design and creation.

This presentation is free and open to the public.

For more information about the Antarctic lecture series, go to the SoGES website at