Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder

McMurdo Speaker Series: Antarctica, Space & Lasers (Oh my!): A Day in the Life at McMurdo

Join McMurdo scientist, Jackson Jandreau, from McMurdo Antarctica for a 10-15 minute lesson on a day in the life at McMurdo Station in Antarctica, followed by a Q&A. Join live with your classroom on camera, ask your questions directly to Jackson and his colleagues, and get excited about polar science! We look forward to showing lots of amazing photos, and videos and answering the following questions with us. 

A Day in the Life at McMurdo

  • Where is McMurdo and how do we get there? 
  • How many people live there and what is it like? 
  • What does Jackson's day look like while he is down there? 
  • Who is the McMurdo LIDAR team? 
  • What other science is happening? 
  • What do you do for fun in Antarctica? 
  • How can you become a Polar Scientist in Antarctica? 

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About the Speaker - Jackson Jandreau

Jackson is a 3rd year Ph.D. student at CIRES/CU Boulder studying aerospace engineering and atmospheric science. His research interests include the dynamics of the middle and upper atmosphere and the design and operation of lidar systems. Jackson visited Antarctica in the summer of 2019-2020 and will spend 15 months on the ice operating the lidar observatory starting in the fall of 2022.


Tuesday, October 11, 2022
1:00 pm to 1:45 pm


  • Education & Outreach


  • General Public


  • Seminar
  • Open to Public