2021 Winter Updates

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1 May 2021

28 April 2021

On 24th of April we saw the last sunset that we will witness until August, so Winter is here! We have seen some fabulous stars on the few clear nights, and a few small auroras which has been exciting for those who haven’t seen them before. We have been getting temperatures as low as -47, (-62 with windchill), so we’re keeping an eye out for freezing pipes and rugging up when we go outside.

We have been busy getting tasks done before we completely lose the light, including installing and checking on science equipment, winterising vehicles and getting key maintenance done on the Base and the windfarm.

Our moving ANZAC service was attended by some of our friends over the hill at McMurdo, and our piper Bruce braved the cold to play for the service. Lest we forget.