Monday, November 23, 2020 - 10:45am
Last week it warmed up a bit at the Pole, rising from about -45 ºF (-43 ºC) to about -15 ºF (-26 ºC) over the course of the week. Much more summerlike.
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 10:15am
Last week, IceCube’s current winterovers, John and Yuya, officially completed a full year at the South Pole, and they’re still going. Their new replacements have not yet arrived, but they are on their way.
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 9:15am
It’s a harsh environment at the South Pole. And on windy days, you can really feel it—even in the photos. The flags at the ceremonial South Pole really take a beating.
Saturday, November 7, 2020 - 9:00am
Have you seen WIPAC's display at the Holiday Fantasy in Lights show in Madison, WI? Learn about our lights here!
Monday, November 2, 2020 - 9:45am
The scene outside the South Pole station—now that there’s sunlight to see by—is rather changed from how the winterovers remember it last summer. There’s quite a build-up of drifted snow around the tower end of the station.
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 5:00pm
Like the vast majority of conferences and meetings this year, ScienceWriters 2020 went virtual in response to the coronavirus pandemic. And instead of field trips typically organized by the host institution of the conference, organizers called on attendees to create a virtual, Zoom-able experience about the science happening in their part of the world. It was the perfect opportunity to showcase a facility like IceCube.
Friday, October 23, 2020 - 4:00pm
Graduate student Leslie Taylor helped fine-tune a high-energy gamma-ray telescope this summer. Detecting the Crab Nebula was the "gold standard" for success.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 10:15am
The IceCube Lab has accumulated quite a bit of snow over the winter. And that snow, there and elsewhere, must be cleared away before planes bringing fresh crew arrive—plenty to do.
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 11:30am
Now that the sun is up 24/7 at the South Pole, it’s hard for the winterovers to even imagine the auroras they were enjoying in the dark sky just a month or so ago. Everything is now visible.