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McMurdo Station

Participants in the annual soft ball tournament McMurdo Celebrates The Holidays
Around the Continent / McMurdo Station News
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

McMurdo Station really came together this past month. Events across the station filled the schedules for the residents of McMurdo, with unexpected occurrences along the way. Adelie penguins have been spotted passing by the station, the musicians that played Icestock 2019 have been heard and the spirit of all the holidays have been felt.

South Pole Station

On Christmas morning, runners participate in the annual Race Around the World Polar Holidays
Around the Continent / South Pole Station News
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

December at the South Pole was filled with exciting projects and plenty of festivities in preparation for the holidays. Over the span of several weeks, a number of Polies participated in small field expeditions to remote sites accessible only from Pole. There was also snow science to be done, a traverse to prepare for, and the traditional relocation of the Geographic Pole Marker to its new annual position.

Palmer Station

Just after sunset, the muted gray clouds against the dark skies make for a foreboding sight over the station June Flew By
Around the Continent / Palmer Station News
Monday, July 15, 2019

One thing that's great about Palmer Station is that there isn't really a daily routine. Sure, there are some days spent working on servers all day and troubleshooting computer problems, but there are other days where that may only take up one or two hours. On days when storms roll through and dump a lot of snow on us, folks might spend most of the day outside clearing boardwalks and plowing snow down the drive.

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