This week at Mawson

10 September 2010
Emperor penguin chick The annual Mawson pool competition concluded this week. Preparations for the Fold Island penguin census reached their crescendo. Photos of penguin chicks; and a fire-breathing dragon... 10 September 2010

3 September 2010
Emperor penguin chicks This week, Ewan, Ian, PJ and Maria headed out on a day trip to Auster Colony to ensure the emperor chicks were still growing. 3 September 2010

27 August 2010
Mawson expeditioners jumping in snow This week has been one of weather extremes with days either spent indoors avoiding a blizzard or skiing and snowboarding aroung the station on a perfect, calm and sunny afternoon. 27 August 2010

20 August 2010
Expeditioner indoors in inflatable rubber boat Volleyball, a new radar unit, Inflatable rubber boat maintenance and an introduction to 'Wombat', a workplace for visiting scientists. 20 August 2010

13 August 2010
Aurora over Mawson Continuing the weekly trips to Auster emperor penguin colony, Maria, Dan, Rob and Mick took their turn this week, spending three frosty nights out with birds and `bergs. Their trip fortunately coincided with an extra burst of auroral activity, thanks to a recent Coronal Mass Ejection from Sol (ie, the sun let rip with an extra dose or radiation in our general direction). 13 August 2010

6 August 2010
Mawson expeditioner assembling catapult

A medieval-themed night was chosen for this week's entertainment and included nibbles, tournament jousting and a catapult building contest. Unsurprisingly, team dieso took this one out.

6 August 2010

30 July 2010
Emperor penguins at Auster Rookery A visit to the emperor penguins at Auster Rookery, where many chicks were heard but not seen. One proud parent did show us their offspring in all its scruffy, vulnerable glory. 30 July 2010

23 July 2010
Auster Emperor penguin rookery A Hägglunds run to Macey Island with bonus trips to the Auster emperor penguin colony and local icebergs. 23 July 2010

27 November 2009
Darren at a debris filled glacier during field training Station handover and introduction to Mawson station life.

20 November 2009
Birthday party at Mawson Birthday party, David Range trek, historic artifact found near Rumdoodle, darts competition, and CASAs and new expeditioners arrive.

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