University of Wisconsin-Madison

Week 50 at the Pole

Yuya Makino, IceCube/NSF
Yuya Makino, IceCube/NSF

It’s always a white Christmas at the South Pole. And it’s a holiday that finds plenty of folks at the station inclined to celebrate—with baking (more than 600 cookies were turned out), gingerbread building (quite a few elaborate candidates for the table centerpiece), and generally spreading good cheer. It was also summer solstice at the Pole, and the winterovers got outdoors for some nice shots of the station, from a distance and closer up, sitting beneath a bright sun surrounded by a halo.

John Hardin, IceCube/NSF
John Hardin, IceCube/NSF
John Hardin, IceCube/NSF
John Hardin, IceCube/NSF
John Hardin, IceCube/NSF
John Hardin, IceCube/NSF