This week at Casey

  • Rooster tails of snow near the casey station Red Shed

    31 July 2009

    Mawson has its mountains and Davis the Vestfold Hills, but Casey is possibly better known for its weather. Now it cannot be denied that during the winter this frequently means grey, overcast, dull, boring, not much to see weather, or …

  • Casey station Expeditioners ready for the 2009 Southern Poker Tournament

    7 August 2009

    So Vegas it ain't Photo: Vicki H. Friday night saw a mixed bunch gathered around a table dressed in disguises and keen to be the first champ of the Casey 2009 Southern Poker Tournament. A total of eight contestants …

  • Traverse train on ice

    2 October 2009

    Cape Poinsett Traverse It was during the early hours of the morning of the 15th August when a dedicated crew consisting of Tim, Barry, Allen, Anthony & Kheyan left Casey station headed eastwards to Cape Poinset, which is some 130 …

  • Vehicles and expeditioners at remote automatic weather station

    9 October 2009

    Law Dome lightning visit Last week a second trip up to Law Dome was needed to tweak some of the electronics on the AWS (automatic weather station). One vehicle with Anthony, Kheyan and Clive completed the 16-hour day trip. Tray …

  • Casey chef

    20 November 2009

    The new chef is tested and given a gold star, new expeditioners get into survival training and a piece of the science puzzle of the annual cycles of phytoplankton feeding frenzies explained.

  • Crane at work

    27 November 2009

    Visits to Wilkes and Browning Peninsula, and construction of accommodation units.

  • Airbus on arrival at Wilkins

    18 December 2009

    A diary of the first flight operations with arrivals and departures, operation ICECAP unlocks some geological and glaciological secrets, and shipping containers go walk-about, introducing expeditioners currently at Casey.

  • Casey Station Leader speaking, via video link, during staff farewell at AAD Kingston

    13 November 2009

    One first and one annual event were celebrated at Casey this week. For the first time the ceremony marking the retirement of one of the Division's longer serving employees, Richard M, was able to be joined by the stations through …

  • Casey station Expeditoners ariving at McMurdo station with A319 in background

    6 November 2009

    McMurdo Station 49 new summering expeditioners flew to Casey via McMurdo this week. Due to weather delays at McMurdo, 49 lucky people had to spend a week on station enjoying the American hospitality. We flew in on the 26th October …

  • Weddell seal pup

    16 October 2009

    First spring babies arrive, skiway preparation begins and fuel depots are set up for air ops refueling.

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