Things are coming together

We bunch of stuff happened yesterday so I’m just posting the photos with info in the titles. To sum up, Nat scanned the gondola around a bunch orthoganalizing the gyros, Juan started building his side scope, we mounted the cryostat on the gondola, and much silliness occurred. […]

Driving back from LDB

I have been working late a lot this last week and we got some amazing views driving back from LDB late at night. These where all take between 11:00 and 11:30 when the sun was behind some clouds and giving amazing light. You also get this amazing effect of snow being blown across the ground and looking like water flowing. […]

Cryostat Tests

So I haven’t posted for a couple days because I have been running around doing a bunch of cryostat tests. Well everything checked out and we are getting ready to mount the cryostat on the gondola, so I have a few minutes to post things. […]

The Rest of My Time at Princeton

Solder party - with Spider T-shirts! After putting the gondola together, we spent some time preparing for electrical integration with the cryostat. Mostly this took the form of a "solder party" in which we made cables for several days. There are some other random bits too. These photos sat on my computer for a little while before I got around to posting them. […]

BLAST’s Cookie Monsters

BLAST has long had a cookie monster buy, Elio has made him self a friend. […]

Solar Eclipse from LDB and Marks and his mirror

Hello again, So there was a solar eclipse yesterday but it was more then a little cloudy in that it was snowing. It looked like it was going to clear up just in time to see it, so we shot some pictures, but we either missed it, or the 1% eclipse was just not visible, then again the pictures look fairly nice. (let me know if you can see anything). […]

Lookout Point

On Tuesday Giles, André, Tyr, and I walked look out point. It was really beautiful and a little crisp but not too cold. One of those times when you just go out side and realize how amazing it is that we are in such a remote and stunning place. […]

Back In Antartica

Hello from the ice! So steve isn’t here yet so I tristan will be your humble (or something) blogger in my free time for the next week or so. Took a couple of days to get started so I’m just going to jump right in. (also I can’t spell at all… like at all, so you know have fun with that!) […]

Princeton Gondola Assembly

Bill in the Swing of Things
Bill in the Swing of Things

Bill goes for a swing With Hurricane Sandy over, the truck finally managed to arrive from Toronto with all the Spider gondola bits. After a day of work with the team here, we had a gondola again. […]