Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 11:30am

Word-of-the-day: yukimarimo.  New for some, while others may already be familiar with this uncommon word, which refers to tiny, lightweight snowball-tumbleweeds of the Antarctic. 

Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 11:30am

It was a green sky last week as the biggest aurora storm of the season swept over the South Pole.  No long camera exposure needed for this fantastic aurora scene.

Friday, June 26, 2020 - 10:00am

Everything that has a beginning and an end has a middle, too—and that goes for winter.  Last week at the South Pole they celebrated midwinter, the marking of the winter solstice.

Friday, June 19, 2020 - 8:45am

They got some great outdoor photos last week under bright moonlight—no headlamps needed to walk around outside.

Monday, June 15, 2020 - 10:00am

Submitted ideas for the next pole marker are on display.  The winterovers will vote on their favorite design for the 2021 marker.

Friday, June 5, 2020 - 11:15am

OK, so the weather’s cold (June average of -64° F),  but there was lots of “cool” stuff at the Pole last week for IceCube’s winterovers. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 6:00pm

We are outraged by the death of Mr. George Floyd. 

Monday, June 1, 2020 - 2:00pm

University of Wisconsin–Madison graduate student Leslie Taylor spent four months in Arizona recently. Her research group needed her to lead commissioning and other hands-on work with the prototype Schwarzschild-Couder telescope (pSCT) at the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory on Mount Hopkins.

Monday, June 1, 2020 - 2:00pm

Scientists in the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) consortium have detected gamma rays from the Crab Nebula using the prototype Schwarzschild-Couder Telescope (pSCT), proving the viability of the novel telescope design for use in gamma-ray astrophysics. The announcement was made today by Justin Vandenbroucke, associate professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, on behalf of the CTA Consortium at the virtual 236th meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS).

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 10:00am

It’s cold at the South Pole, no matter how you slice and dice it.  And as winter settles in, temperatures go even lower.