Monthly Archives: September 2014

Volunteer Work

We’re a bit over a week away from the first planes coming through S Pole, so it’s time to setup the fuel system to handle them!

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Machine Shop Project

Last week, I made a set of headspace gauges for a possible post-ice project (deer hunting) from a bit of scrap stainless steel and the cuff of a pant leg from the craft room’s bin of denim scraps. I’m considerably happier with the … Continue reading

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Winterover Photo

One of 300-odd candidates for the South Pole 2014 winterover photo – this happens when two Canon 6Ds are left to run at full tilt for a couple minutes. It was a cold day out, so it was difficult to … Continue reading

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Sun

We had a break in the weather at dinnertime, and this bright orange thing showed up.

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Sun’s Up

Although I announced over All Call yesterday morning that “The Sun’s Up”, it was not technically true. What we saw was the reflection of the Sun off clouds a long way away, but it was our first peek at the Sun … Continue reading

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Talking With Curiosity Team

We recently had a phone conference call with the Curiosity rover team at JPL, it was neat to connect with some folks outside of the usual Antarctic circles who have an idea of what it’s like to work in such … Continue reading

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Dawn

Yesterday, I made a few trips back-and-forth between the main station and the dark sector – for work in the morning and for a machine shop project in the evening. Weather was beautiful for walking around outside: calm and clear … Continue reading

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