This week at Mawson

  • A group of emperor penguins in front of an iceberg.

    28 July 2017

    This week we found the elusive emperor penguins at Auster rookery - finally! and we share some of the ways we relax at Mawson.

  • A flourescent green and white aurora behind a tall wind turbine

    21 July 2017

    This week is all about power at Mawson - how we generate it, how it keeps us warm and how we can boil 270 kettles at once! We also discover why the electricians should resist that extra sausage roll every now and then…

  • A panoramic shot of mountain peaks above an icy plateau

    14 July 2017

    This week eight brave souls jumped into the icy Mawson waters for a winter swim, the Mawson Motorcycle Club rolled into town and Heidi shares some pics.

  • A large tide crack with a pink sky.

    7 July 2017

    This week we caught up with the two diesel mechanics on station, we mapped out an icy runway and we were stopped in our tracks…

  • A close up photo of yellow lichen growing on rocks.

    30 June 2017

    This week we were back out on the sea ice and the plateau in very cold conditions, while back on station we celebrated two birthdays - which meant cake for everyone!

  • An entrance to a tunnel with party lights and a sign that says "brain Freeze"

    23 June 2017

    This week we share our magical midwinter day at Mawson... we hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

  • A sun set with a windmill in the front.

    16 June 2017

    This week we learn about the wonders of combining malt and sugar in the station brewery; we learn why Dr Mal loves his job; and we meet Heidi Mawson’s intrepid field training officer.

  • A bright green aurora lights up a plateau and frozen bay of sea ice

    9 June 2017

    This week we answer a commonly asked question, we clean out Rumdoodle Hut, share a snapshot of our social life on station and capture the sea ice re-forming under a spectacular night sky.

  • A red hut sits in front of a mountain range and snow covered valley

    2 June 2017

    This week we provide an update on the impact of a blizzard we named 'Cyclone Conchita' which swept through Mawson and we conducted a training station search exercise for a missing pesky expeditioner.

  • A man stands in a white blizzard surrounded by snow flakes

    26 May 2017

    This week get to know Leon, our Bureau of Meteorology technician (and postman!) and we were reminded that mid winter is approaching - our days are shorter, temperatures are changing and blizzards are more common…

  • A man in a white coat stands in front of a metal frame

    19 May 2017

    This week we learn about the technical aspects of Mawson and how some of the science conducted at Mawson finds its way to Vienna! We get a glimpse of historic Antarctic huts frozen in time and the results of our Mother's Day Walk...

  • Four quad bikes are parked on ice with the station in the background

    12 May 2017

    This week we experienced more of the beauty and potential hazards of sea ice travel; we practised for a long walk and discovered a new field hut... is it on Mawson or Mars? And we just couldn’t resist sharing more aurora action.

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