With the sun out, you can see again—and here we see all the flags surrounding the marker at the ceremonial pole. They didn’t just appear out of the darkness, though. They were recently replaced for the summer season after being taken down for the winter. With station opening and summer arrivals about a month or so away, it’s time to get things ready. One of those preparations is snow removal, and you can see from the front views of the IceCube Lab that there’s plenty of that to accomplish. Last week also saw a celebration at the Pole—Oktoberfest (they love traditional festivities, Oktoberfest
being one of them). This year it came complete with a German-themed meal followed by an evening of karaoke in the lounge.