University of Wisconsin-Madison

Week 9 at the Pole

Martin Wolf, IceCube/NSF
Martin Wolf, IceCube/NSF

It was rather overcast last week. In fact, in this photo of the IceCube Lab (ICL), it’s almost hard to tell where the snowy landscape ends and the cloudy sky begins. This view of the ICL is from the vantage point of the geographic South Pole. Although cloudy, there’s still enough lingering sunlight for taking outdoor photographs. Indoors last week, there was greenhouse duty for Martin, who harvested 1 kg of tomatoes, and the start-up of several ongoing classes—taught by winterovers for winterovers—including one on astronomy, by a longtime winterover, and another on ham radio, by IceCube winterover James.

Martin Wolf, IceCube/NSF
Martin Wolf, IceCube/NSF
Martin Wolf, IceCube/NSF
Martin Wolf, IceCube/NSF
Martin Wolf, IceCube/NSF
Martin Wolf, IceCube/NSF