Retirement

Retirement

From a unique vantage point, spanning the end of one century and the beginning of another, Karl Erb, soon to step down as the longest-serving director of the Office of Polar Programs, reflects on the future of the U.S. Antarctic Program by looking backward at what has...
Camped Out

Camped Out

During the International Geophysical Year, a period in the late 1950s of unprecedented scientific discovery, the United States established seven research bases in Antarctica, including McMurdo and South Pole stations. Lesser known are the small field camps and weather...
Retirement

Retirement

From a unique vantage point, spanning the end of one century and the beginning of another, Karl Erb, soon to step down as the longest-serving director of the Office of Polar Programs, reflects on the future of the U.S. Antarctic Program by looking backward at what has...
Camped Out

Camped Out

During the International Geophysical Year, a period in the late 1950s of unprecedented scientific discovery, the United States established seven research bases in Antarctica, including McMurdo and South Pole stations. Lesser known are the small field camps and weather...
Mission Complete

Mission Complete

Its five-year mission: To survey the early universe for massive galaxy clusters, a search designed to understand more about one of cosmology’s greatest mysteries, dark energy. Mission complete. Now the South Pole Telescope will begin a new quest to learn about...
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