The Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station
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Aerial Photo from the station. This
picture is already a couple of years old, the arches are now totally covered by snow.
Map of the dome.
Map of South Pole Station.
View from the weather tower
The new Clean Air Building.
View from new Clean Air building
The Dome from top of skylab
the orange tower in the photo above.
The new Viper telescope in the
During a snowstorm, but the sun is
Flag lines to each building
help during poor visibility.
The sun is now low enough to shine
directly into the dome.
Sun Dogs appear on the horizon.
The time of long shadows.
My own shadow is about 15 m
Equinox on March 21st at
01:56 local time.
Due to refraction in the
atmosphere the sun was still four more days above the horizon.
After sunset the dome
is illuminated by big foodlights. Upper Berthing with the escape hatches for each room.
Our freezer, food storage
in the dome.
Upper Berthing and Annex.
Upper Berthing, Science and
fire shack to the right.
The dome is constructed out
of triangular shaped Alumium pieces.
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