Monthly Archives: June 2014

Fork in the Road

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Midwinter Celebration

We celebrated Midwinter at the end of last week, starting with a showing of The Shining in the gym on Friday night and followed by a Saturday brunch, midwinter gifts from our colleagues up North, a big fancy dinner, and … Continue reading

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Midwinter Greetings

Midwinter, the June Solstice, is probably the most universally celebrated holiday in Antarctica. No matter what station you’re on, or what calendar you use, Midwinter marksĀ the point where the sun is furthest away. For us at Pole, Midwinter is the … Continue reading

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Balloon Launch

Some of the longest-running Science goals here at S Pole involve observing the weather and atmosphere. Much of that research is done using sondes launched with large helium balloons. Depending on what is being measured by a particular launch, different … Continue reading

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