The British Antarctic Territory is the UK’s largest Overseas Territory. It lies in Antarctica, the world's most southerly continent.

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Astronomers – Place-Names

As part of a regular series on the meaning of place names in the Territory, this latest edition focuses on areas relating to astronomers and their discoveries. The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), founded in 1820, encourages and promotes the study of astronomy, solar-system science, geophysics and closely related branches of science. Its headquarters in Burlington…


Amateur Radio Licences

Over the last 4 months the Falkland Islands Communication Regulator has been revalidating Falkland Islands Amateur Radio Licences. The key reason for this was to bring the Amateur Radio Licences into compliance with the Communication Ordinance 2019. However, this has thrown up that the British Antarctic Territory and South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands…


Stamp Competition: Meet the Winners!

We were delighted to recently announce the winners of the stamp design competition.  We are also happy to report that HM The Queen has approved all the designs in their stamp form. We think they make a rather nice and vibrant set.   The ‘Discovering Antarctica’ theme is well captured across the designs. Getting to know…


18 November declared Pride Day in the British Antarctic Territory and South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands

This week the Government of the British Antarctic Territory (BAT) and the Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands (SGSSI) will celebrate the contribution of LGBTQ+ people by declaring 18 November as Pride Day in the Territories. The declaration demonstrates a commitment to support and enhance Diversity in Polar Science. To mark the…



💚Today is World #OzoneDay💚

Scientists from @BAS_News discovered the hole in the #OzoneLayer in 1985. The resulting Montreal Protocol prompted a slow recovery in the ozone layer over Antarctica demonstrating the power of global #ClimateAction to protect the environment 🇬🇧🇦🇶🌍

Check out the incredible biodiversity of BAT and all the UK Overseas Territories! 😮
@UKGovBlueBelt #GREATforBiodiversity 🐧🌎🐳

Ok, let's make this fun! Our 7000th follower will be sent a #free penguin #facemask!
#Antarctica #SaturdayMotivation #Giveaway

Big thanks to everyone who entered the competition - we had so many fantastic entries and the panel found choosing winners and runners up really hard. We hope you are inspired to keep discovering more about #Antarctica 🇦🇶🐧

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