University of Wisconsin-Madison

Week 24 at the Pole

Geoffrey Chen, SPT/NSF
Geoffrey Chen, SPT/NSF

Everything that has a beginning and an end has a middle, too—and that goes for winter. Last week at the South Pole they celebrated midwinter, the marking of the winter solstice (which happens in December for those of us up north). They’ve been looking forward to the festivities, where they exchange greeting cards with all the other Antarctic stations, share a fancy meal, and traditionally end the day with a viewing of “The Shining.” IceCube’s winterovers were also treated to a gift box of goodies. Seems like that was a hit.

John Hardin, IceCube/NSF
John Hardin, IceCube/NSF
Yuya Makino, IceCube/NSF
Yuya Makino, IceCube/NSF
Danny Hampton, ASC
Danny Hampton, ASC