This week at Casey

  • Casey Station Expeditioner on Wilkins Highway

    20 February 2009

    A few days after Amderma finally left Casey, the station was in a state of shock at having normal hours for the first time in a fortnight and enjoyed a much needed sleep-in. The AGSOs had also managed to send …

  • Basler aircraft approaching Casey Skiway

    6 February 2009

    One of this season's big science projects at Casey wound up this week with the departure of the Basler aircraft. The ICECAP team flew over 33,000 kilometres of aerogeophysical survey out of Casey this summer, making 14 flights and gathering …

  • Casey Station Expeditioner riding in inflatable rubber boat

    30 January 2009

    The marine team of Jonny, Cath, Karen, Glenn, Helena and Chris were out and about on the IRBs again this week busily sampling in O'Brien Bay, Sparkes Bay, Newcomb Bay and Petersen Channel. The team are sampling fish and marine …

  • Chinese Antarctic Research Expedition ship anchored off Casey

    23 January 2009

    Visit by the Xue Long Casey Station was graced by a visit by the CHINARE (Chinese Antarctic Research Expedition) ship the Xue Long over the weekend. Initially poor weather prevented a helicopter fly off to the station but things improved …

  • Casey Station vehicles prepared for Law Dome traverse

    16 January 2009

    This week brought to you by the collective talents of Narelle R, Jenn McG, Ian P and Lisa O'C. Aurora Scientists Take on Law Dome the trusty traverse beasts Photo: Jenn McG After flights over Aurora Basin, it was obvious …

  • View of the plateau near Casey Station

    10 April 2009

    A Room with a View As wintering expeditioners (commonly referred to as the chosen ones, not to be confused with the TV show Lost that has no start, no middle, that just goes on and on and on, and that …

  • Casey Station Expeditioners relaxing at a field camp

    17 April 2009

    Easter Festivities Easter has come and gone at Casey Station with many of the expeditioners opting to take some time off station and explore our surrounds. On Thursday night, Blair and Anthony departed for Browning Peninsula where they stayed one …

  • Casey Station Expeditioners download the data loggers for the Heavy Metals Contaminants project

    19 June 2009

    As mid-winter approaches work at Casey continues. Following a weekend comprised of forty-eight hours of blizzard conditions, the wind finally let up early this week. Conditions on Tuesday were almost ideal (warm temperatures, very little wind) and marred only by …

  • Expeditioner in front of a clothes dryer

    26 June 2009

    Midwinter's Spectacular The preparation for Midwinter's started with hair cuts the weekend before, and the styling and dyeing continued all week until Sunday afternoon. After much primping and preening the three main fashions of the night were: Mohawk with or …

  • Casey Station Expeditioner admiring an aurora

    3 July 2009

    First aurora With all the auroras the other stations have been enjoying over the last few months, Casey station has been feeling a little left out. You can pretty much guarantee that it will be cloudy at Casey and on …

  • Casey Station Expeditioner preparing for another snow run

    29 May 2009

    Over last weekend Casey had a great dump of powdery white stuff, the stuff that gets the resident snow shredders into a salivating frenzy keen to get out onto the slopes, now there are not as many tourists. As yet, …

  • Casey Station Expeditioner checking the radio repeater on top of Goldenberg Ridge

    22 May 2009

    Browning Caravan Camping Trip Last week Cookie, Ian and Troy B. headed off towards Browning with the Silver Chalet in tow so that they could camp where ever they felt the urge. Some on Station kept referring to the trip …

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