University of Wisconsin-Madison

Week 21 at the Pole

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

OK, so the weather’s cold (June average of -64° F), but there was lots of “cool” stuff at the Pole last week for IceCube’s winterovers. First up, an extremely starry sky thanks to clear weather and near maximum darkness. Then, there was an investigation of temperatures in the “doghouse” (a communication antenna hut installed on the roof of the IceCube Lab) using a thermal imaging device, which incidentally showed that winterover John is also a “cool” guy. And last but not least, a visit to the VMF provided a show of caterpillars and their engines—pretty cool.

Yuya Makino, IceCube/NSF
Yuya Makino, IceCube/NSF
John Hardin, IceCube/NSF
John Hardin, IceCube/NSF
Yuya Makino, IceCube/NSF
Yuya Makino, IceCube/NSF
Yuya Makino, IceCube/NSF
Yuya Makino, IceCube/NSF
Yuya Makino, IceCube/NSF
Yuya Makino, IceCube/NSF