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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.
Communications operator Rebecca Ricards (foreground) calls up field camp information at the MacOps control console. Josh Young looks on. Podcast: MacOps
Features / Operations
Tuesday August 21, 2018

The Antarctic Sun is taking a behind-the-scenes look at the workers and what they do to make science at the bottom of the world possible. This Episode: MacOps. Short for "McMurdo Operations," it's the central communications hub where operators keep tabs on everyone off the station.

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