The Antarctican Society

The Antarctican Society is, as its motto says, "by and for all Antarcticans." That includes those who have had the good fortune to visit Antarctica as well as anyone interested in any aspect of it. People have always been the focus of The Antarctican Society: explorers, scientists, support persons - both military and civilian - as well as travelers to the continent.

The Antarctican Society's membership has included such illustrious Antarcticans as Dr. Laurence Gould and Dr. Paul Siple, both of whom served under Admiral Richard E. Byrd in the various Byrd Antarctic Expeditions. The current membership includes many veterans of the original International Geophysical Year (IGY) in 1957-58 and Operation Deep Freeze. We have veterans of the well-known stations such as Little America, McMurdo, Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station and Palmer as well as Byrd Station, Hallett Station, Eights Station, Plateau Station, Dome C and more than a few non-American stations. But we also have members who are active in Antarctica right now. The Antarctican Society is truly multi- generational.

If this is your first experience with us, take your time and look around our website. To see a sample newsletter CLICK HERE. If you have questions, contact us at the email address below.

Membership - New Members and Renewals

Current Society annual membership dues are:

$13.00 if you are in the U.S. and receive the newsletter electronically from the website

$20.00 if you are in the U.S. and receive the newsletter in hard copy by regular mail

$13.00 if you are outside the U.S. and receive the newsletter electronically from the website

$25.00 if you are outside the U.S. and receive the newsletter in hard copy by regular mail

 If you decide to join us or you wish to renew your membership, you have two options for paying your dues. The first and easiest option is to pay by credit or debit card. Simply click the drop-down menu below, select the appropriate payment category, and click the PayPal "Add to Cart" button. This takes you to the secure PayPal website where you will complete the transaction. You can pay for multiple years of membership on the PayPal website simply by changing the number in the "Quantity" column. Note: You do not need to have a PayPal account to use the payment method below. To see an illustrated "walk-through" of the payment process CLICK HERE.

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The second is to print and fill out the membership application (CLICK HERE) and forward it, along with a check made out to "The Antarctican Society", to:
                                                  The Antarctican Society
                                                  520 Normanskill Place
                                                  Slingerlands, NY12159

At the time you send your payment, please also contact the Society webmaster, Tom Henderson, at webmaster@antarctican.org and forward to him what you would like to have as your password for the Members area of the website. Your username will be your email address.

Contact Us

webmaster@antarctican.org