THE INTERNATIONAL GEOPHYSICAL YEAR 1957
Dr. Ralph Glasgal created this documentary of his experiences in 1957-59 as part of the expedition that constructed and operated Wilkes Station (eventually replaced by Casey Station). This was part of the historic multi-national science program known as the International Geophysical Year (IGY). He and 25 other men spent the first winter there. Ralph documented this event using a 16-mm movie camera, a still photo camera and his personal diary (which appears under Pack Ice on this website). He later converted his movie film to DVD format, which is the source of the video that appears below. Thanks to Ralph's foresight and sense of history, we can now share in the adventure that he experienced over 50 years ago. Narrated by Ralph Glasgal. Copyright Ralph Glasgal, all rights reserved.