This week at Mawson

  • A collage of a balloon release

    17 August 2012 Single page view

    At Mawson, the Meteorological Team explains weather balloons and laments the last sunrise visible from station, snow angels appear and there is diamond dust in the air.

  • The Macey red Apple Shelter at night with the moon and green curtains of an aurora

    10 August 2012 Single page view

    Pete's July report explaining jollies and the changeover at Auster with the chicks hatching. Don't miss these adorable photos!

  • The rising sun just above the horizon with the sky lit up

    3 August 2012 Single page view

    A truly fascinating story about magnetic observations and Pete captures beautiful natural phenomena at Mawson station.

  • Two penguins standing and three lying down in the foreground 100m away from a large huddle of thousands of penguins

    27 July 2012 Single page view

    A second visit to the emperor penguins at the Auster colony and not your every day garbage run on station.

  • The huddle moving with penguins streaming down one side as they move their position within the huddle

    20 July 2012 Single page view

    Come with Mawson expeditioners to witness one of the most spectacular and unique experiences on the planet! We provide comprehensive coverage of an expedition to the Auster emperor penguin colony including unique perspective from each expeditioner and photos that will impress. Wayne also celebrates a birthday!

  • Moon setting behind an ice berg

    13 July 2012 Single page view

    A State of Origin rugby report and an amazing sea-ice trip to the Taylor Glacier emperor penguin colony this week at Mawson.

  • The toy koala named Bear Grylls attached to the window of the tracked vehicle before departure

    6 July 2012 Single page view

    Mawson invites you to the Antarctic Food Festival. We also have Pete's report, Bear Grylls embarking on another adventure and tea time for Paul's birthday.

  • Looking east over East Bay with the wind blowing snow off the plateau

    29 June 2012 Single page view

    Mawson's midwinter celebrations are this week's focus with stories on the preparation and aftermath, the swim and spa, midwinter's day dinner and the Baby Seagulls band. We even had a 'Mawson Midwinter Olympics'!

  • An expeditioner opening the sampler door to inspect the filter

    22 June 2012 Single page view

    Mawson's ARPANSA Radionuclide Station nearing completion, anemometer cups go flying and what happened to the hydrogen demo project?

  • Expeditioner with the generator in the background

    15 June 2012 Single page view

    We do some major service on one engine in the main power house and celebrate Eurovision 2012 in style with a 'Bad Taste Bling Nite' at Mawson station.

  • Bechervaise Island is in the foreground, with the mountains of the David Range and Mt Hordern in the blue icy plateau with a pink sky behind

    8 June 2012 Single page view

    Bear Grylls's adventure to Bechervaise Island, a partial eclipse of the moon, retro night and a story on some happenings from this week at Mawson station.

  • An expeditioner has lowered his gauge down the drilled hole and is about to read the ice thickness on the scale

    1 June 2012 Single page view

    Pete's May Report includes a detailed explanation of waste treatment at Mawson and Michael Peterson invents a new way to measure sea-ice thickness.

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