Astronomy Class

I had intended to draw the constellations onto this photo, but it's surprisingly tedious with so many stars...

I had intended to draw the constellations onto this photo, but it’s surprisingly tedious with so many stars…

One of our diversions down here is to attend, or host, classes. This has been a tradition at Pole since the first winterovers, though I imagine the topics have changed a bit over the years. I’m attending an astronomy class, and co-teaching a programming class with one of the other beakers; both of those meet once a week and we even assign homework in our programming class.

We had a nice clear day here on Monday (weather has been mostly crappy lately), so the astronomy class was held mostly outside. The photo above shows R, the the instructor, pointing out features in the sky with his bright green laser pointer.

To make a connection with the last post, that entrance to the main station is called “Destination Alpha”, or DA, and is the closest door to the skiway. There’s a viewing deck at the top of DA with a good view out towards the dark sector, which is where several of my photos on here were taken from.

I think the frequency of photos, and probably posts, on here is going to dramatically decrease. Wednesday was the day where everything broke; we had major problems with station’s main computer system, fairly serious problems with my real job, and among a couple other things my [only] camera died.

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