Monthly Archives: February 2014

Random Stuff

One of the things that often impresses me down here is the variety of weird stuff we’ve accumulated on station. I suppose part of that is the massive cost of shipping things back to the “real world” for disposal, and … Continue reading

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The Thing

Keeping with tradition, we watched The Thing shortly after the last flight, all three versions! In sequence, we saw The Thing From Another World (1951, featuring a DC-3), The Thing (original 80s version), and The Thing (2010s prequel to the 80s … Continue reading

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Another Last Flight Post

Continuing the theme of airplane photos, this is my friend and fellow winterover G marshalling in the last flight from a couple posts back. Incidentally, this the same LC130 that was parked here for a week or so, back in … Continue reading

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SPT

A few days back, I had to take some photos of snow drifts in the “dark sector” for work. This is the upwind side of the 10m South Pole Telescope, which we usually just call SPT.

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Here we go

Except for a couple Twin Otters and Baslers (upgraded DC-3s) passing through over the next few days, this is the last plane we’ll see, and our last physical contact with the outside world, until late October or early November.

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Comings and [mostly] Goings

The summer season here is winding down, and I’m ready for winter to start later this week. We have just about all of the winterover crew on station now, including a good friend from previous adventures who arrived last week. … Continue reading

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Science!

Lately, I’ve been keeping busy with a variety of science-related projects. My “real job” has involved some interesting troubleshooting, I’ve occasionally been helping out with other projects here and there, and my workload as Station Science Leader has been ramping … Continue reading

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