Today, the ARA Collaboration ends three days of meetings to discuss recent analyses and prepare for future deployments of the Askaryan Radio Array (ARA) in Antarctica. The meeting, hosted by WIPAC, brought about 20 ARA collaborators from around the world to Madison.
It’s dark at the Pole, and even a headlamp’s light only goes so far. Paths to outlying buildings are lined with flags before winter arrives, when there’s still sufficient light for the installation. On a moonless winter night, though, there’s no question that the flag line has a value much greater than the sum of its parts. It’s a real lifesaver.