Picture Gallery for Wed 2011-01-12 19:45:57 UTC


Click to enlargeBICEP2 over at DSL.
Click to enlargeSky-light in MAPO. There was varnishing going on downstairs, and we were starting to get rather mellow, so Chris figured it was a good idea to open the roof hatch to get some ventilation.
Click to enlargeA BLASTbus crate.
Click to enlargeColin, Jamie, Chin-Lin, and Grant work on the focal plane.
Click to enlargeColin, Jamie, Chin-Lin, and Grant work on the focal plane.
Click to enlargeThe table that was being varnished. I guess it's ugly?
Click to enlargeFrom now on, all crates should be triangular.
Click to enlargeDestination Alpha (that is the main entrance) at the Elevated Station.
Click to enlargeSome snow shoving.
Click to enlargeAnother day, another PAX (passenger) flight.
Click to enlargeJon (who we had to leave in MacTown for a week) finally arrives.
Click to enlargeAnother shot of BICEP2.
Click to enlargeIce mist obscures Station.
Click to enlargeAn MCE bias card. (I took this picture so I didn't have to remember the revision number.
Click to enlargeJustus working on BICEP2 over at the Dark Sector Lab (DSL).
Click to enlargeOne of the IceCube strand marker flags. There's nothing for scale, but they're at least two meters tall.
Click to enlargeUnderneath the Elevated Station.
Click to enlargeThe B-pod cargo doors.
Click to enlargeThe Dark Sector road.
Click to enlargeThe AST/RO hut demolition continues.
Click to enlargeCloud break on Wednesday morning.
Click to enlargeAn unusually clean bench.
Click to enlargeTV in the lab. The screen on the right shows us what's happening to the telescope outside. The colour screen is pointing up at the receiver cabinet to monitor motion. The screen at left, which is off, displays a feed from the star camera. The plots on the computer screen below show movement of the telescope.
Click to enlargeThe ski-way crossing beacon on.
Click to enlargeThere's another Wiebe at Station.
Click to enlargeAn alarming detour on the way to lunch.
Click to enlargeSnow berm.

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(1848x3651, 1068.03 kb) A look into the Viper ground shield.

Click to playKeck TV: telescope scanning.
Click to enlargeLifting the 4-Kelvin tube onto the focal plane.
Click to enlargeLifting the 4-Kelvin tube onto the focal plane.
Click to enlargeChin-Lin tapes screws.
Click to enlargeDarren and Steve working on the BLASTbus.
Click to enlargeCalendar in the lab.
Click to enlargePablo (one of our IT guys) on the only bicycle at South Pole (it's communal).
Click to enlargeChris after shaving.
Click to enlargeLane talks about the South Pole greenhouse.
Click to enlargeThe snow shover, still doing what it does best.
Click to enlargeLC-130 taxiing for take-off.
Click to enlargeMore snow shoving.
Click to enlargeTake-off.
Click to enlargeTake-off.
Click to enlargeTake-off.
Click to enlargeTake-off.
Click to enlargeSnow shoving continues.
Click to enlargeHauling cargo from the Dark Sector back to Station.
Click to enlargeHauling cargo from the Dark Sector back to Station.
Click to enlargeHauling cargo from the Dark Sector back to Station.
Click to enlargeZak and Jamie prepare some superinsulation.
Click to enlargeZak and Jamie prepare some superinsulation.
Click to enlargeGrant poses with the 4-K stage after installation of superinsulation.
Click to enlargeWho needs scissors? Jamie uses a soldering iron to cut the excess superinsulation off.
Click to enlargeOne of the titanium boomerangs which separate the stages in the cryostat.
Click to enlargeLifting the insert for installation in the cryostat.
Click to enlargeCarbon fibre struts, the other piece used to separate stages.
Click to enlargeInserting the focal plane.
Click to enlargeInserting the focal plane.
Click to enlargeWalt in one of the comfy chairs (and the only which has access to an ethernet cable).
Click to enlargeStill inserting the focal plane.
Click to enlargeJamie and Zak secure the insert.
Click to enlargeWaveplate mechanism #4.
Click to enlargeTwo pulse tube compressors.
Click to enlargeWaveplate installed in the cryostat. The big milky-white thing on top is a sapphire.
Click to enlargeCryostat assembly continues.
Click to enlargeAn attempt at a perpetual calendar.
Click to enlargeThe culmination of a hard day's work of snow shoving. Not quite clear what the goal is here.
Click to enlargeSnow shoving.

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