Throwback to South Pole

#TBT to just four months ago… I was in this desolate place surrounded by a bunch of lovely people! Photo taken by Bill Harrelson as he flew over us at the South Pole (…we had no clue he was even there…) on his mission to fly over both poles.

From South Pole back to Christchurch

I can’t believe it’s over and I’m on to the next thing. Here’s just a bunch of photos from my last two days on the ice. It all blew by so fast. Unfortunately no penguins in McMurdo, but I did manage to see some orcas through some binoculars! (No pics though.) Thank you to everyone…

South Pole Science: BICEP3 and the CMB

Out at the Dark Sector Lab (DSL) the awesome BICEP3 team is hard at work getting their latest telescope up and running before the end of the summer season. BICEP stands for Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic Polarization, and they are currently working on the third installment in this series of experiments. The objective of…

South Pole Science: SPICE Core

The South Pole Ice Core project, fondly known as SPICE core, is drilling down to 1,500 meters depth and sending samples back to the states that may date back to 40,000 years old. Ice cores are an important component of atmospheric science because they uniquely provide direct evidence of the past atmospheric chemistry. Scientists analyze…

Home Sweet Amundsen-Scott Station

Here’s a brief picture tour of the South Pole station until I get around to making a video. The station can house a max of 150 people; we each have our own small room the size of a RA’s room in Speare Hall at Northeastern. Actually, I think the rooms here are bigger!    …