Poland 1982 – Aurora over research station

Beautiful auroral draperies ripple above a polar research station in this stamp issued to mark the 50th anniversary of Polish polar exploration. During the Second International Polar Year in 1932–33 Poland sent an expedition to Bjørnøya (Bear Island, or Wyspa Niedźwiedzia in Polish) to the north of Norway. Since then expeditions have gone to various places in the Arctic and Antarctic, as named around the border of the stamp. The research station shown is not identified, although it could be the Henryk Arctowski station in the South Shetland islands (Szetlandy Południowe) off Antarctica which was established in 1977.

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