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“Week at the Pole”
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 9:45am

Although winter is fast approaching and the sun is quite low, there is still plenty of daylight for taking outdoor photos.

Friday, March 12, 2021 - 3:15pm

The sun is getting noticeably lower in the sky at the South Pole.  IceCube’s winterovers also note that it’s starting to get cold.  

Friday, March 5, 2021 - 9:45am

Last week was relatively quiet at the Pole, offering a good opportunity to get out and reflag the flag line between the IceCube Lab (ICL) and the station. 

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 11:00am

The South Pole station has closed for the winter, as the last plane carrying passengers leaves the Pole.

Monday, February 22, 2021 - 1:15pm

It’s still light outside, but winter at the South Pole is fast approaching, and departures last week.

Arriving winter personnel walking away from plane parked on the skiway at South Pole.

well outnumbered the arrivals. 

Large fuel bladders parked on the ice at the South Pole.
Monday, February 15, 2021 - 12:30pm

It takes a lot of fuel to keep things operating all year long at the South Pole, and all that fuel must be transported to this remote locale.

Person in red parka shoveling snow outside the doors of a shipping container.
Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 10:00am

If you want to take inventory of a shipping container’s contents, you have to get inside first, and that can mean shoveling snow first.

Monday, January 25, 2021 - 9:45am

It doesn’t snow much at the South Pole but there is lots of snow that accumulates there, and sometimes it needs to be moved. 

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 9:30am

The first full week of the year was a busy one!  So much going on… The IceCube detector was well behaved, but there were still several maintenance items to take care of.  

Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 4:45pm

The South Pole has its traditions for ringing in the new year, which includes a ceremony at the geographic pole to set a new pole marker into place.