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Gazette #59 Published

The latest edition of the British Antarctic Territory Gazette was published today, 15 December 2022. This covers the period April to December 2022. This is an important record of all BAT legal notices and appointments. Read the latest Gazette in full

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William Herschel Bi-Centenary: Southern Constellation of Tucana

The British Antarctic Territory and Pobjoy Mint are delighted to announce the release of the fifth and final £2 coin in the five-coin series commemorating 200 years since the death of British Astronomer Sir William Herschel. Each coin shows a constellation from the “Bayer Family”. This family of constellations are circumpolar which means that they…

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…And now for the weather

As part of a regular series on the meaning of place names in the Territory, this latest edition focuses on weather inspired Antarctic place names. October marks the start of the next Antarctic science season with the wintering teams welcoming people back to stations for the first time since last call in May. Weather plays…

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William Herschel Bi-Centenary: Southern Constellation of Phoenix

The British Antarctic Territory and Pobjoy Mint are delighted to announce the release of a fourth £2 coin in a series of five coins to commemorate 200 years since the death of British Astronomer Sir William Herschel. Each coin shows a constellation from the “Bayer Family”. This family of constellations are circumpolar which means that…

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William Herschel Bi-Centenary: Southern Constellation of Pavo

The British Antarctic Territory and Pobjoy Mint are delighted to announce the release of a third £2 coin in a series of five coins to commemorate 200 years since the death of British Astronomer Sir William Herschel. Each coin shows a constellation from the “Bayer Family”. This family of constellations are circumpolar which means that…

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William Herschel Bi-Centenary: Southern Constellation of Grus

The British Antarctic Territory and Pobjoy Mint are delighted to announce the release of a second £2 coin in a series of five coins to commemorate 200 years since the death of British Astronomer Sir William Herschel. Each coin shows a constellation from the “Bayer Family”. This family of constellations are circumpolar which means that…

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25th Anniversary of Jacques-Yves Cousteau

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the death of Jacques-Yves Cousteau, the British Antarctic Territory and Pobjoy Mint are pleased to announce the release of this limited edition 50 pence coin.  Jacques-Yves Cousteau was a French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, film maker, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who studied the sea and all forms of life…

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William Herschel Bi-Centenary: Southern Constellation of Apus

The British Antarctic Territory and Pobjoy Mint are delighted to announce the release of a brand new £2 coin series to commemorate 200 years since the death of British Astronomer Sir William Herschel.  Sir William Frederick Herschel was a German-born British astronomer who emigrated from Germany to Great Britain at the age of 19. Herschel…

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Inspired by Scotland

As part of a regular series on the meaning of place names in the Territory, this latest edition focuses on Scottish inspired Antarctic place names. This month, the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee presented at the UK Antarctic Science Conference in Edinburgh, highlighting the Committee’s work and how scientists can get involved in the application process.…

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Bank Holiday on 19 September and National Moment of Reflection

Monday 19 September, the date of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral, will be a bank holiday in the British Antarctic Territory. This will allow those in the Territory to pay their respects to Her Majesty and commemorate Her reign, while marking the final day of the period of national mourning. Those in the…

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