As the International Polar Year continues we were honored to have Tony Gow visit us once again at the University of New Hampshire for our featured article on "Polar Ice Coring and IGY". I first met Tony in 1985 when he visited us to look at the stratigraphy of the Dominion Range ice core we had just collected. It's hard to imagine that Tony had 28 years of ice core experience when we first met. Working with Tony over the years has always been an engaging experience. Although Tony officially retired from CRREL ten years ago he is still active in ice core research and published two papers in the Journal of Glaciology last year. Ta Ta.