Week 32 at the Pole

Full moon and cloudy sky over the IceCube Lab.
Moreno Baricevic, IceCube/NSF

Although the skies were cloudy, the moon shone bright over the IceCube Lab (ICL) last week. IceCube winterovers were paged during the week for a misbehaving DOM, which required a trip out to the ICL (bonus: some nice moonlit photos), but in general it was a relatively calm week on the detector side of things. Other activities included an outreach webcast, a power plant watch, lots of energy spent on movie-making for the Winter International Film Festival of Antarctica (WIFFA) (more on that to come), and another pop-up restaurant. Similar to the previous pop-up restaurant, the galley was decorated, a menu was printed, and reservations were required for the occasion.

View of seated customers and standing servers in South Pole galley decorated as pop-up restaurant.
Eric Hansen, NSF
Collage of various plated courses wrapped around a printed menu for a pop-restaurant.
William Skorski, NOAA; Robin DeLong, ASC; Moreno Baricevic, IceCube/NSF
Full moon and cloudy sky over side view of the IceCube Lab.
Moreno Baricevic, IceCube/NSF