This week at Mawson

30 May 2008
Full moon rising over Auster Rookery at 3:30 pm. With plenty of sensational photographs taken at Auster Rookery over the past two weeks, we've decided to focus this week's Icy News station update on the Emperor Penguin Project. With the help of all at Mawson station, Gary and Robyn …

6 June 2008
Mawson Station Expeditioners practicing their dance moves for Mid-Winters celebrations Mid Winter celebrations For the past few weeks in our spare time the Mawson Team have been preparing for the biggest day in the Antarctic calendar – Mid Winters Day which will be celebrated on the 21st June. Invitations have …

13 June 2008
Expeditioners during Search and Rescue training Midwinter celebrations Details on Mawson's Midwinter celebrations are now being kept confidential as we don't want to spoil the show for those who are flying, beaming, swimming, dropping, hovering, or snorkeling in. What we can tell you ……..if you do …

20 June 2008
Last sunrise at Mawson Station before Mid-Winter at 1:45pm on June 13. This week's news brought to you by Robyn M. On Friday June 13, the sun made a final brief appearance above the Mawson horizon for all of six minutes, before retreating for the next fifteen days. Last sunrise at 1:45pm …

23 May 2008
Hagglunds ready to leave Mawson Station for Auster Rookery Emperor Penguin Project Gary and Robyn commenced work at Auster Rookery this week and have enlisted the assistance of Mawson expeditioners. The primary goal of this project is to determine the status and origin of diseases in emperor penguins. They …

16 May 2008
Mawson Station Chef with special pavlova created for an Expeditioners birthday This weeks News from Mawson by Robyn M. Daylight hours at Mawson are on the sharp decline, with the sun making a feeble appearance after 11:15am, and sliding out of sight by 4:15pm. The extra hours of darkness are turning …

11 April 2008
Invitation to 'Disease Party' Friday night drinks in Mawson Medical rooms Friday Night Drinks in the Medical Rooms Last Friday it was Peter's (The Doc) turn to host Friday night drink in the medical rooms. Peter decided to turn the evening into a theme night … "Come as Your Favourite Disease'. …

18 April 2008
Expeditioners following blizz (blizzard) lines Happy 96th Birthday Dr Phillip Law – Monday 21st April, 2008 During the week the Mawson team sent Dr Phillip Law a birthday message (photo and letter) wishing him all the best for his 96th birthday. Dr Phillip Law participated …

2 May 2008
Red van on ice Two weeks have past since the last Icy News and a lot has happened here at Australia's premier Antarctic station… plenty of work, ANZAC day Ceremony and celebrations, Greek Easter, fuel spill training, and more photos taken of the fabulous …

9 May 2008
Expeditioners drilling a hole in sea ice near Mawson Station to test it's thickness Sea ice travel This week's news is brought to you buy the Doc… An important part of living and working at Mawson is the sea ice travel. It was remarkable to observe the rapid re-freezing of the sea ice, so …

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