Tuesday, February 12 2019

Less than a week after its inauguration on January 17, 2019, the prototype Schwarzschild-Couder telescope (pSCT), a telescope design proposed for the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA), successfully detected its first Cherenkov light on January 23 at the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory in Arizona. A dual-mirrored medium-sized telescope, the SCT is proposed to cover the middle of CTA’s energy range (80 GeV–50 TeV).

Monday, May 20 2019

IceCube’s winterovers just sat down to take in the view after finishing up some outdoor IceAct snow accumulation measurements.  It was a view worth sitting down for.  But for a relatively quiet week at the Pole, they still found themselves with plenty to do.

Friday, May 10 2019

It’s still not completely dark, but we know that eventually, and soon enough, the darkness will come to envelope everything. 

Monday, May 06 2019

The extreme environment of the South Pole poses numerous challenges for those who work there, especially during the winter.  One difficulty is simply dealing with things that break.  You can’t just order a replacement online.  

Wednesday, May 01 2019

It’s not the first aurora of the season, but it is the first one to be captured on camera by IceCube winterover Kathrin—a pretty, swirling aurora along the horizon, with a bright moon illuminating the icy surface from above.  Caption  

Tuesday, April 30 2019

The Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC) is pleased to host the IceCube Collaboration 2019 spring meeting.  The meeting begins today, April 30, and runs through May 4.