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This officially marks the end of my Antarctic adventures (at least for now). As I have now started my thesis work and my research is unlikely to take me back to Antarctica soon, this is also the end of Kate Goes … Continue reading

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Final South Pole Adventures and Departure

December 29, 2015 As I write this I’m back in McMurdo, on my way back to the United States. I may be here for a few days, as flights are running slow due to weather and the holidays, but it … Continue reading

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A Very Merry South Pole Christmas

Merry Christmas from the bottom of the world! As I write this it is still Christmas across the US, but I’m enjoying some post-Christmas time off after a full day of celebrations yesterday. The South Pole Station knows how to … Continue reading

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South Pole Tourist Season

This post is for those of you who have been reading this blog and wondering “I’m not a scientist; how can I get to the South Pole?” For those who want to visit and work in Antarctica for an extended … Continue reading

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Week Three

Sunday, December 21, 2014 Another week has passed, and things are starting to feel like Christmas here! Last weekend the station decorated the galley (dining hall) with a full-sized (fake) Christmas tree, Christmas wreathes, and various decorations along the windowsills. … Continue reading

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South Pole Science: Probing the Beginning of the Universe with Microwaves

In this post, I take a break from describing life in Antarctica to share some of the science behind our experiments. Many scientists, our group included, have spent years seeking the answers to some of the most fundamental questions about … Continue reading

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MAPO Open House

Sunday, December 14, 2014 Today we held an open house in MAPO, the building housing the Keck Array, to show the rest of the station what our telescope looks like and to tell them about the science we are doing. … Continue reading

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