University of Wisconsin-Madison

Week 30 at the Pole

Stephan Richter, IceCube/NSF
Stephan Richter, IceCube/NSF

A few extracurricular activities took center stage at the Pole last week. First, there was Christmas in July. Since the seasons in the Southern Hemisphere are the reverse of the Northern Hemisphere, many southern locales celebrate in July or August so that they can have a wintry feel to their festivities. The South Pole station had a tree, presents, and plenty of sweets on hand for theirs. Also last week was the annual 48-hour film festival. The South Pole team, including both IceCube winterovers, was hard at work planning, shooting and editing in preparation for the release. And finally, guess what? That darts tournament, that began weeks ago, is still going on … South Pole won a midweek match and is now in the lead.

Stephan Richter, IceCube/NSF
Stephan Richter, IceCube/NSF
Steven Allerding, NSF
Steven Allerding, NSF
Steven Allerding, NSF
Steven Allerding, NSF
Erik Beiser, IceCube/NSF
Erik Beiser, IceCube/NSF