Thursday, May 03 2018

A unique high-speed camera, designed to capture the fleeting effects of gamma rays crashing into the Earth’s atmosphere, will soon be on its way from the University of Wisconsin–Madison to Arizona’s Mount Hopkins.

Friday, June 22 2018

 Midwinter is approaching, so the winterovers got together for a group photo that they’ll use to send out traditional greetings to other stations.  Looks like a bunch of happy campers. 

Thursday, June 14 2018

Nice snow drift!  Or sastruga, as one might say at the Pole.  This enormous snow structure appeared inside the logistics arch, which is a large unheated storage facility, pushed through to the inside through closed doors.  That is one strong wind (or one leaky door).

Monday, June 11 2018

Since it’s nighttime all the time during winter at the South Pole, it can be pretty dark outside, depending on the weather.  But with clear conditions, you can get a wondrous night sky.  Here we have the IceCube Lab under quite the starry sky, with the Milky Way in clear view and an Iridium flare making a noticeable mark.

Thursday, May 31 2018

Last time it was frosted glasses, now it’s a frosty staircase.  Blowing snow during the recent storms has left its mark on the staircase and platforms of the IceCube Lab (ICL).  At some point, that snow will need to be removed—but that’s for another day. 

Friday, May 25 2018

The winds kept at it last week.  The blowing snow not only obstructs the view when trying to take photos, but it makes it tricky to see the flags that mark your way in this dangerously cold landscape.  The weather did clear at one point, though, long enough to capture some amazing shots of the Milky Way.