This week at Mawson

  • 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.

  • Circular white and green swirls above a red building

    5 May 2017

    This week we feature the important work of weather observation at Mawson; and our night owls capture more brilliant aurora australis action. Enjoy!

  • two people stand side by side drilling into sea ice with Mawson station in the background

    28 April 2017

    This week a whole new world of sea ice opened up, we commemorated Anzac Day and we learnt something new about Benny, the music loving chef at Mawson

  • a man is hauling a stretcher over a cliff edge

    21 April 2017

    Expeditioner Mark Austin describes how a week of intensive search and rescue training was balanced by a station darts competition, a visit from the Easter bunny and a menagerie of animals at the dinner table…

  • Spirals of white and green over an icy harbour

    7 April 2017

    The Mawson team climbed mountains to restore essential radio transmissions, and were captivated by auroral night skies this week.

  • an iceberg with an arch carved out of it looks like a bridge on the southern ocean

    31 March 2017

    This week we continue to showcase our beautiful environment at Mawson, kick off the 'Bet you didn't know' interview series, and show how some expeditioners built up an appetite for our first station BBQ!

  • a giant petrel glides over blue crashing waves

    24 March 2017

    This week Pete shares some wonderful photos from the voyage and some of his favourites from around station. Some bivvy tips that may come in handy!

  • a pink and blue sunset over a field of ice

    17 March 2017

    After clear blue skies the weather turned windy reminding us that winter is on its way. Survival and field travel training continued at Rumdoodle Hut and we celebrate two birthdays!

  • a large grey and black spotted Weddell seal lays on the sea ice

    10 March 2017

    Some search and rescue training at Henderson Hut provided the added bonus of seeing an aurora australis, while chilled out Weddell seals appear to enjoy moulting in the sun.

  • A large red over snow vehicle holds 14 expeditioners posing for a self timed photo in front of a large red shed and blue sky

    3 March 2017

    This week we road test our equipment, welcome back the Aurora Australis (just briefly), our comms tech goes to East Arm to check the tide gauges and it appears that the Weddell seals appreciate the sunset as much as we do.

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