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Robert Schwarz gives the thumbs up under bright auroras, with the South Pole telescope in the background. Science Bouncing Back From a Delayed Start
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Tuesday October 23, 2018

The first planes of the 2018-2019 Summer Season touched down at McMurdo Station's Phoenix Airfield in the afternoon of October 16th after more than two weeks of weather delays, the longest postponement of season-opening in recent memory. Delays of up to a few days are common for researchers and support staff, however a fifteen-day flight hiatus is very unusual.
Robert Schwarz gives the thumbs up under bright auroras, with the South Pole telescope in the background. A South Pole Record
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Thursday October 11, 2018

The prospect of spending a winter at the desolate South Pole doesn't appeal to many. It's no small feat for the few dozen hearty souls each year who brave the constant below-freezing temperatures, half a year of darkness and lack of way to fly home for nearly nine months.

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