PRS Trip to Antarctica, Jan 2006 - Page 4 of 6

Visit to Patriot Hills, the South Pole and QUaD, and Patuxent Ranges.

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0577-A_shot_of_the_ceremonial_pole_and_the_old_station_dome.jpg
A shot of the Ceremonial Pole and the old geodesic dome at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station
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0578-First_view_of_QUaD_and_Ice_Cube_in_the_Dark_Sector.jpg
First view of QUaD and Ice Cube in the Pole Station's Dark Sector
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0579-The_locals__Xmas_tree__the_only__tree__to_be_seen_in_Antarctica__.jpg
The locals' Xmas tree (the only "tree" to be seen in Antarctica!)
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0581-Dr._Sarah_Church_and_I_at_the_actual_geographic_pole_-_about_20_feet_away_from_the_Ceremonial_Pole.jpg
Dr. Sarah Church and I at the current geographic pole - about 20 feet away from the Ceremonial Pole
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0584-Sarah_in_the_Pole_Station.jpg
Sarah inside the new Pole Station
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0586-Pole_Station_corridor__note_the_hand_in_the_pipes_-_typical_humour_of_the_natives.jpg
Pole Station corridor (note the hand in the piping above - typical local humour
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0587-View_from_one_of_the_Station_s_windows.jpg
View from one of the Station's windows
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0588-After_visiting_the_Station_s__Gift_Shop_.jpg
After visiting the Station's "Gift Shop"
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0590-Hydroponic_culture_at_the_Station.jpg
Hydroponic culture at the Station
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0591-Fairly_cold_and_fairly_high_at_the_Pole_-_9800ft.jpg
It's cold (down to -40°C/°F while we were there), very dry and fairly high (9301ft) at the South Pole
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0593-Visit_from_the_Station_s_chaplain_and_an_NSF_rep_to_our_small_mess_tent.jpg
Visit from the Station's chaplain and an NSF rep to our small mess tent
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0594-Camp_mess_tent.jpg
Our camp mess tent and our guide Denise and medic Mike
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0601-Going_to_the_Dark_Sector-across_the_main_runway.jpg
Going to the Dark Sector - across the main runway used by the C-130s from McMurdo
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0602-Approaching_QUaD.jpg
Approaching QUaD where Sarah is measuring the polarization of the Cosmic Background Radiation left over from the Big Bang
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0603-A_view_of_QUaD_and_Ice_Cube.jpg
A view of QUaD and of Ice Cube (the new neutrino detector under construction)
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0605-Ice_Cube_drilling.jpg
Ice Cube drilling
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0609-QUEST_at_DASY__QUaD__ground_radiation_shielding.jpg
QUEST at DASY (QUaD) ground radiation shielding
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0610-QUaD_support_structure.jpg
QUaD support structure
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0611-Dark_Sector_labs.jpg
Dark Sector labs
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0612-Bolometric_array_receiver_under_test.jpg
QUaD bolometric array receiver under test
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0613-Computer_test_run.jpg
Computer test run
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0614-Post_doc_1.jpg
Post-doc 1
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0615-Post_doc_2.jpg
Post-doc 2
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0618-Pierre_and_Sarah_in_the_lab.jpg
Pierre and Sarah in the lab
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0619-Telescope_under_construction.jpg
Telescope under construction
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0625-Instrument_under_construction.jpg
Instrument under construction
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0627-Sarah_inside_the_shielding_containing_the_QUaD_2.6m_primary.jpg
Sarah inside the shielding containing the QUaD 2.6m primary
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0629-Rick_taking_a_shot_of_the_primary.jpg
Rick taking a shot of the primary
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0631-Inside_the_telescope.jpg
Inside the telescope
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0632-Receiver_housing._The_instrument_measures_polarization_in_the_CMB.jpg
Receiver housing
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0635-Shooting_my_reflection_in_the_Ceremonial_Pole.jpg
Shooting my reflection from the Ceremonial Pole's sphere
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0640-Sign_at_the__moving__actual_geographical_South_Pole.jpg
Sign at the (ever moving) actual geographical South Pole (a few feet away from the Ceremonial Pole)
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0641-A_new_thin_pole_marker_is_placed_at_the_geographical_pole_current_at_every_January_1st.jpg
A new thin pole and marker is placed at the current geographical pole every January 1st
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0642-Melting_show_in_the_mess_tent__AVI_.avi
Melting snow in the mess tent [MOVIE]
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0643-Chris_and_Harry_preparing_their_Guiness_BoWR_bridge_game_at_the_South_Pole.jpg
Chris and Harry preparing their Guiness BoWR-contending first ever bridge game at the South Pole
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0645-Entry_to_the_old_station_s_done_-_already_half_buried_in_snow.jpg
Entry to the old station's dome which is now half buried under the snow
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