Week 20 at the Pole

Group photo of four winterovers seated next to each other at table post meal.
Thomas Leps, BICEP/NSF

These are some happy (and well-fed) winterovers. Last week at the Pole, the galley crew offered up a special night in the form of a pop-up restaurant, “Chez Pole,” with mandatory reservations and a fancy menu. Outside, the highlight of the week was a total lunar eclipse. Not only did fellow South Pole Telescope winterover Aman Chokshi capture the eclipse, but the skies blessed the event with a giant band of auroras, leaving this fantastic composite image. All around, it seems life is good at the Pole.

Hostess greeting guests at popup restaurant in South Pole station.
Moreno Baricevic, IceCube/NSF
Composite photo of four courses of fancy meal.
Moreno Baricevic, IceCube/NSF
Composite shot of total lunar eclipse over the South Pole Telescope with auroras overhead.
Aman Chokshi, SPT/NSF