Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 10:00am

You might not know you’re at the South Pole from the photo of this watermelon. But there it is, growing in the greenhouse at the station, only a little bigger than a tennis ball at the moment!

Friday, July 24, 2015 - 1:00pm

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.

Friday, July 24, 2015 - 12:00pm

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.

Friday, July 17, 2015 - 2:00pm

They’re watching something—but what?

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 2:00pm

Jakob van Santen, a former graduate student working on IceCube at the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC), was recently awarded a Dissertation Prize from the Global Neutrino Network.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 10:00am

Ah, the 4th of July—barbecues everywhere, even at the South Pole. But, not only is it winter there now, with snow and ice, it’s been extremely cold lately, with long stretches of low temperatures, down to below –100 °F.

Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 8:00am

IceCube winterover Erik Beiser was captured in the above image silhouetted by the rising moon while out taking aurora photos himself.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 8:45am

If you blur your vision slightly, the green tablecloth might be mistaken as grass and the entire scene as one of a summertime outdoor picnic. But it’s still winter at the South Pole—midwinter to be precise, one of several milestones they traditionally celebrate with a special dinner.

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 1:00pm

South Pole … greenhouse? That’s right. One of the coldest places on the planet hosts a very nice, warm greenhouse, replete with tomatoes and leafy greens. It’s a jungle in there.

Friday, June 12, 2015 - 10:00am

They’re getting fancy at the Pole—wide angles showing off curves and long exposures leaving star trails in the night sky. With its long stretch of darkness broken only by spells of auroras or the rising of a sunlike moon, winter makes the South Pole a captivating place.