University of Wisconsin-Madison

Week 29 at the Pole

Christian Krueger, IceCube/NSF
Christian Krueger, IceCube/NSF

Station life was quiet at the South Pole last week, but not too quiet. They celebrated Christmas in July with a special dinner. Popular in many parts of the world, for various reasons, Christmas in July is only one of numerous celebrations held throughout the year at the Pole. Although there’s no photographic evidence of the plated meal, the dinner was apparently delicious. IceCube winterover Christian was also busy as usual taking photos, indoors and out. He captured a nice shot of the server room, took in some fine auroras, and—using his own custom-made box contraption—got a fantastic close-up of the moon.

Christian Krueger, IceCube/NSF
Christian Krueger, IceCube/NSF
Christian Krueger, IceCube/NSF
Christian Krueger, IceCube/NSF
Christian Krueger, IceCube/NSF
Christian Krueger, IceCube/NSF
Christian Krueger, IceCube/NSF
Christian Krueger, IceCube/NSF
Christian Krueger, IceCube/NSF
Christian Krueger, IceCube/NSF