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McMurdo Station

Taken from Arrival Heights, the late winter auroras and glow of the sun just below the horizon light up the skies An Independence Day Barbecue Before Sunrise
Around the Continent / McMurdo Station News
Tuesday August 9, 2016

The sun is starting to return to McMurdo, and winter races toward its inescapable end. Like its summertime counterpart back in the United States, July in McMurdo kicks off by celebrating our nation’s independence. This year featured an actual charcoal barbecue, the smell of which brought back memories of more temperate summer months.

South Pole Station

Two wintering crew members pose at the geographic pole under a fantastic aurora display South Pole’s Christmas in July
Around the Continent / South Pole Station News
Tuesday August 9, 2016

On Sunday the 24th, the South Pole Station celebrated Christmas in July. Residents decorated the galley, set up a tree and, the night before, much of the station decorated Christmas cookies. Because Sunday is a day off for everyone, including the galley crew, volunteers got together to prepare a nice Christmas meal.

Palmer Station

Chefs Lisa Minelli-Endlich and Zack Morgan prepare to serve Midwinter dinner Crinoids and Sea Spiders and Piñatas, Oh My!
Around the Continent / Palmer Station News
Wednesday August 2, 2016

July has been an eventful month here at Palmer Station. We've had the pleasure of hosting the NSF Advanced Training Program in Antarctica for Early career scientists. Additionally, research groups this winter have used the R/V Laurence M. Gould to explore the weird and wonderful diversity of invertebrate life around the Antarctic Peninsula.

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