K1 Insert Assembly

Grant and Dangly Bits

Grant and Dangly Bits

On the 12th, I was witness to assembly of the insert for the second Keck receiver: K1. This numbering was the source of much consternation and bikeshedding at the daily breakfast meetings (especially because the […]

Stanford Christmas

Two Toy Tops Twirl

Two Toy Tops Twirl

On my second day at pole (11 Jan) the folks from Stanford (Walt, Sarah, and Jamie) received a box of Christmas treats. Most notably, this includes toy tops that make lights and play Axel F (the theme from Beverly Hills Cop!).

Going to Pole

Boarding

Boarding

A while ago (the 10th of January) I finally left for pole, after being delayed an extra weekend in McMurdo. I flew in an LC-130 (C-130 = Hercules, L = with skis!). During the flight, I spent a while crowded around the windows, with […]

South Pole Teaser

Ceremonial Pole

Ceremonial Pole

Now that I’m mostly done at pole, I will post a few teaser pictures. The rest of posting will begin when I have better internet access and more free time. Enjoy!

To get between the station and the telescopes, requires crossing […]