Friday, May 8, 2020 - 10:30am

The skies are getting darker as the period of twilight comes to an end.  As dark as it is, IceCube’s winterovers find it surprising how colorful the sky can become.

Friday, May 8, 2020 - 9:00am

Every year, the University of Wisconsin–Madison Physics Department offers a number of awards to their undergraduate and graduate students, many of which are made possible through generous donations by alumni and friends of the department. This year, 14 students were presented with awards at a virtual ceremony on Thursday, May 7—including three graduate students who are part of the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC).

Monday, May 4, 2020 - 11:15am

Now that they’re here (they = auroras), we’ll likely see a lot of them.  Which is a good thing—no one ever seems to tire of seeing auroras. 

Friday, April 24, 2020 - 10:30am

There’s a first time for everything, including seeing an aurora waft across the winter sky at the South Pole.  And that first came up last week for IceCube’s winterovers John and Yuya. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 10:15am

Although there is still a bit of light from the sun far below the horizon, the skies are dark, and the brightest object in the sky last week was the moon. 

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 9:00am

Still light outside after the sun has set?  Well, it does take a while for the sunlight to completely diminish—the entire process takes weeks, going through several stages of twilight.

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 10:45am

Now that the sun has set, indoor leisure activities have taken hold.  It turns out the station gym is just big enough for last week’s new sport, wiffle ball.

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 1:30pm

WIPAC's number one priority has always been the health and safety of its employees, and our thoughts are with all those who are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 2:30pm

It finally happened—the lowering sun disappeared below the horizon at the South Pole, leaving everything in dusk.

Friday, March 20, 2020 - 3:45pm

So, is it a watercolor or a photograph?  Well, it is a photograph, but the hazy bands of color in the sky make it definitely reminiscent of a watercolor.