In transit to San Jose, CA for the annual SACNAS conference (Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in the Sciences), I was surprised to find a familiar face lining the walls of the Minnesapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Concourse C is home to a large display of photographs of Amundsen’s original lantern slides. The exhibit is celebrating the 100th anniversary of his successful voyage to the South Pole. It’s a little strange that seeing images of a place I’ve never been makes me feel at home, but I’m glad that the polar world is vivid in the minds of the public. Check back later for conference highlights.