University of Wisconsin-Madison

Week 25 at the Pole

NSF/S. Lidstrom
NSF/S. Lidstrom

That’s the setting moon in the background and a snow-covered Scott tent in the foreground—the tent so named for the design used over 100 years ago by Robert Scott in his attempt to be the first person to reach the South Pole. They had a cold week at the Pole where they broke a record low from 1966 with a temperature of -100.8 °F, allowing the notorious 300 club to reconvene. A spectacular aurora display shines over the South Pole Telescope below.

NSF/S. Lidstrom
NSF/S. Lidstrom