Monthly Archives: November 2013

X Ray Training

This afternoon, some of us spent an hour learning some basics about taking X Rays. Rather than exposing our own bodies to unnecessary doses of radiation, we took a couple images of my camera. Once a week, I work with … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

This last weekend was Thanksgiving for us – we reschedule it to get a two-day weekend. Among other things, I’m thankful for our awesome kitchen staff. I didn’t get many pictures of the evening, but imagine your normal Thanksgiving grub, … Continue reading

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Trip to MAPO

A few days ago, Neil and I went for an adventure out to the Martin A. Pomerantz Observatory, or MAPO as everyone here knows it.┬áMAPO contains the Keck Array telescopes (formerly known as SPUD, which is how most folks here … Continue reading

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ICL

This is the IceCube Lab, usually called ICL, which is located above the centre of the detector, a several-minute walk from the main station. Inside are most of the computers that make IceCube go, a work area, and a small … Continue reading

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Up on The Roof

This week, the Air Force flew a C17 training mission over the South Pole, to practice for a winter air drop in case one is ever necessary. We normally don’t get C17s at South Pole, since our skiway is too … Continue reading

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Dirty Laundry, and Humidity

It’s Sunday, and my seventh day here at Pole. We tend to work 6-day weeks here, with Sunday being the day off. It felt good to sleep in, especially knowing that an excellent brunch is served up Sunday mornings! Brunch … Continue reading

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Shovelling Snow

 

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