Week 17 at the Pole

Group photo, some in space-related costumes, in front of poster for Yuri’s Night.
Kevin Zagorski, SPT/NSF

When it’s really cold outside—like with temperatures approaching -100°F!—it’s nice to have lots of fun things going on indoors at the Pole. Sure, there was work, and IceCube winterovers Connor and Kalvin had plenty to do: multiple webcasts for the IceCube Masterclass, deployment testing for the latest data acquisition software release, and debugging the IceACT telescopes out at the IceCube Lab (well, they had to go outside for that one). And there was ERT training, of course. But on the entertainment side, they celebrated Yuri’s Night, in honor of the first human spaceflight by Yuri Gagarin, and set up the gymnasium for a stationwide viewing of Dune: Part One and Dune: Part Two.

Several people gathered around a person on a flatboard in emergency response activity.
Connor Duffy, IceCube/NSF
A long view of gymnasium set up with lounge chairs and sofas for movie viewing.
Connor Duffy, IceCube/NSF