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Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 10:00am

It was sunrise last week at the Pole, but the sky opposite the sunrise was a showstopper as well.

Thursday, August 5, 2021 - 2:00pm

Last week was the annual Polympics, where sometimes the rules are arbitrary and people argue about them.

Friday, May 28, 2021 - 3:00pm

It was relatively quiet last week at the Pole, but the skies were full of excitement.

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.  

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 11:00am

The first Basler plane arrived at the South Pole last week, bringing a few newcomers and carrying away some outgoing winterovers.

Monday, August 17, 2020 - 12:45pm

The sky was the center of attention at the Pole last week—and for a number of reasons.  Sure, there were auroras, stunning as always.  But there was also a moon bright enough to be confused with a sunset.

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.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 11:45am

The last of IceCube’s summer crew have departed from the South Pole, leaving IceCube winterovers John and Yuya on their own.  They are well trained and ready for their adventure. 

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 9:00am

Some weeks at the Pole are quiet, and some—like last week—are busy. The IceCube detector had a number of hiccups that required the winterovers’ attention. On top of taking care of IceCube, there were plenty of other things to attend to as far as getting the station ready for the summer crews. 

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