The South Pole Telescope's New Eyes
Building People Up at McMurdo's Chapel
Podcast: Helo Ops
Features / Operations
Friday December 08, 2017
Without any network of paved roads, getting around Antarctica's rugged landscape is tough. Helicopters are the primary means to transport people and equipment to the near field. 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 week: Helo Ops
Life In A Cryoconite Hole
Science / The Biological World
Tuesday October 31, 2017
Diverse ecosystems that teem with life thrive just below the surface of many Antarctic glaciers. Small, frozen holes full of liquid water and microorganisms entombed by ice dot the surfaces of glaciers. Researchers in Antarctica are studying them to glean new insights into how these habitats form, and learn what they might be able to reveal about ecosystems around the world.
Talking Science with the General Public
Science / Education and Outreach
Tuesday October 17, 2017
Scientists spent a long weekend in August learning how not to talk like a scientist. Educators from the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science and the University of Colorado, Boulder trained a class of 32 early career polar scientists on techniques to share their science with the general public.