Monthly Archives: October 2013

Clothing Issue

The last few days have been busy with travel: Crested Butte -> Denver -> Boulder -> Los Angeles -> Sydney -> Christchurch. I’ve got one day of prep in Christchurch, and should leave tomorrow for McMurdo. Flights so far have been pretty … Continue reading

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On the move

Thursday evening, I got a verbal confirmation of my deployment itinerary: leaving Monday, tomorrow, for Christchurch, New Zealand. Weather permitting, I’ll continue on to McMurdo Station, Antarctica, about 40 hours after landing in Christchurch. My bags (and box) are packed … Continue reading

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Flying

This morning, a wisp of a plan has coalesced. I’ll be leaving for New Zealand, then on to Antarctica, sometime in the next couple-to-several days. Weather and logistics permitting, this will involve flights 19 through 23 this year. I don’t … Continue reading

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Terra Incognita

A few weeks ago, I finished reading Terra Incognita by Sara Wheeler. It’s a travel book (see subtitle), about places where virtually everyone works and nobody travels. I enjoyed the writing style, and the breadth of developed Antarctica that she … Continue reading

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Luggage tags

A couple weeks ago, my packet of Travel Documents arrived. In addition to some travel related paperwork, the packet contained a pair of shiny new USAP luggage tags! USAP luggage tags are something of a tradition; they used to be colour … Continue reading

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Why look for neutrinos? To investigate supernova

Most of IceCube is designed to look at high energy neutrinos, but there is a special case that I think is pretty interesting. If a certain type of supernova happens relatively near to Earth, we should be able to detect … Continue reading

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Fall, out West

It was kinda the plan from the get-go, but in the middle of all this shutdown bullshit, heading for the hills – then right down the other side – seemed like a good idea. My aunt and I had discussed … Continue reading

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