This week at Casey

  • Expeditioners drilling for an ice core on Law Dome

    25 January 2008

    It's been another frenetic week at Casey, with good weather permitting a wide range of field as well as station activities. The Airbus paid us another visit, delivering two physicists Mike H and Campbell, four AAD Kingston staff Maxine, Chee-Meng, …

  • Expeditioner watching sunset from north side of Reeve Hill near Casey Station

    23 May 2008

    Greetings from Casey. For this article our week extends from Thursday to Wednesday and what a week it has been. Glorious weather on 4 days; one day of strong winds with blowing snow and 2 drab overcast days. Thursday was …

  • Expeditioners heading to work at Casey Station - in pitch dark

    16 May 2008

    This week's News is brought to you by Simon and Craig. Greetings from Casey, Well it has been a pretty quiet week here at Casey – a bit of work, a bit of play and a few jollies thrown in …

  • Expeditioner installing workstations in Casey Station Science building

    9 May 2008

    Greetings from the cold land. This week at Casey it was all work and no play, with everyone on the tools mucking about keeping Casey ticking over. Oui oui (Simon), Brownie, Cyril and the Comms nerds have been working steadily …

  • Aurora Australis over Casey station

    2 May 2008

    Strong winds, wild weather and our most spectacular aurora to date punctuated not only an eventful week at Casey, but also a month in which most would agree winter finally arrived. The thermometer has dropped several times to crisp –20 …

  • Hagglunds from Casey Station at Price's Corner on route between Station and field hut on Browning Peninsula

    30 May 2008

    Hello from Casey. Last week's news mentioned briefly that a group had just returned from the Browning Peninsula. So here is their news and some photos. There were 2 primary objectives of the trip. The first was cane line maintenance …

  • Expeditioner testing the theory that boiling water thrown in -29.5 deg C air will snap freeze

    6 June 2008

    Hello from an overcast Casey. Our week started on Thursday which was a beautiful, cold and sunny day with little cloud and a temperature of -29.5C. When the temperature drops to about minus 30C, people are keen to test whether …

  • Expeditioner with birthday cake

    4 July 2008

    Just when mid winter was all over and we thought it was safe to hang up our drinking trousers for at least a day or two, there comes along a rush of birthdays. First up it was belts off tools …

  • Moon rising over over snow covered landscape near Casey Station

    27 June 2008

    Our week at Casey was dominated by the preparation and celebration of Midwinter's day and was capped off by Brownie's birthday. As a picture tells a thousand words, here are the photos. Midwinter The Day A near full moon and …

  • Expeditioner practicising for Mid-Winters act

    20 June 2008

    Another week flies by at Casey as we approach the biggest day of the year – Midwinter. Although the program has been kept secret – our roving reporter has managed to capture a few sneaky photos that may give away …

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