Unique Gifts Commemorating the World's Most Spectacular Places

South Pole 2010 Paperweight
  • South Pole 2010 Paperweight

This item is currently back ordered and is expected in stock by June 30.

  • 3 1/4 inch diameter
  • Cast in fine pewter
  • Felt backing
  • With soft fleece pouch
  • In clear-vinyl covered box
Place Name: South Pole 2010
Elevation: 9300 ft.
Coordinates: 90° South
Location: Antarctica
Each January first, the position of 90 degrees South is determined and marked with a large marker of a unique design. And each year, day by day, the marker is carried away by the movement of the glacial ice cap.
This year's design competition, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, was won by South Pole resident machinist, Steele Diggles. He also manufactured the mark. The mark is a three-dimensional representation of the South Pole Telescope. This medallion shows a profile view of the telescope against a background of Antarctica.