Week 6 at the Pole
The week began with some extra-nice halos and ended with an exodus of most of the summer people at the Pole. In between, there was typical detector maintenance as well as continued snow management around the IceCube Lab, or ICL, which is shown in the image below (hard to see accumulated snow from this viewpoint), as seen from the Dark Sector Laboratory, when IceCube winterovers went out to help install a mirror for BICEP3. There was also a screening of The Thing, traditionally shown at the station when the summer season ends. They started with the original version (1951, whose full title is actually The Thing from Another World) but offered up both of the subsequent versions (1982, generally the best rated, and 2011) a few days later.