This week at Davis

17 July 2009
The Sun making a brief appearence above the horizon at Davis station following the Winter Solstice This week Davis celebrated the long awaited return of the Sun on the 10th July. But the Sun hadn't read the schedule and made a very brief unexpected appearance on the 9th July which had expeditioners scurrying for their camera's. …

10 July 2009
Davis station Expeditioners busy with paperwork G'day from Davis with another weekly News. Midwinter's been and gone and the crew seem to have settled into a routine for the next stage of the expedition. From past experience it'll slip by surprisingly quickly. All too soon V1 …

22 May 2009
Sun setting over the icebergs off Davis Station The sun is nearly ready to disappear for the mid winter and create the long polar night. On the 2nd of June the sun will set and not return till 10th July when it will rise at 1.40 pm and …

15 May 2009
Davis Station Expeditioners drilling and measuring the sea ice This week at Davis Station sees us continuing our sea ice drilling where we check the sea ice thickness over the length and breadth of the Stations sea ice operational area . With measurements greater than 40 cm thick the …

29 May 2009
Davis Station Expeditioner cooking in field hut Celebrating Roland's Birthday with him this week in the field were Nick, Brett and Ashleigh. A birthday wish of Roland's was a fondue dinner. Nick being a bit of a whizz when it comes to Fondue was able to help …

19 June 2009
Davis Station Expeditioners creating their Midwinter Film Festival Entry Hollywood fever strikes Davis. As the only available light rises on the horizon the whole station heads to the ice armed with props, cameras, vehicles and a schedule of scenes to film the Davis Midwinter movie, hoping to portray life …

3 July 2009
Davis station Hagglund being lit up by Aurora lights It truly is midwinter at Davis now, with constant sub −20°C temperatures and no sun. Strange thing is, there is always a positive to every situation here, the absence of the sun has seen an increase in our night lights. …

26 June 2009
Tradesperson in a room with toolbox As midwinter's approached life here at Davis hit overdrive this week with many an inspired and enthusiastic expeditioner going about not only their daily jobs but preparations for the biggest event of the year … Midwinter's. Starting off this week …

8 May 2009
Davis mechanic standing with the blue Hagglunds in the mechanics workshop Our focus this week at Davis is very much on the operational side of things. We are hoping later in the year to do a winter traverse using Hägglunds vehicles to visit our nearest neighbours the Chinese at their base …

8 August 2008
Emperor penguin sighted near Davis Station Pete and Lloyd managed to slip out for a couple of day trips out to see the countryside. It seems Watts is becoming the "hut to be seen in". On the way, Lloyd managed to convince Pete to make a …

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