This week at Mawson

  • Hagglunds ready to leave Mawson Station for Auster Rookery

    23 May 2008

    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 …

  • Last sunrise at Mawson Station before Mid-Winter at 1:45pm on June 13.

    20 June 2008

    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 …

  • Expeditioners during Search and Rescue training

    13 June 2008

    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 …

  • Mawson Station Expeditioners practicing their dance moves for Mid-Winters celebrations

    6 June 2008

    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 …

  • Full moon rising over Auster Rookery at 3:30 pm.

    30 May 2008

    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 …

  • Expeditioners at St Patrick Day dinner

    28 March 2008

    How we fill in our spare time Most of our family and friends who read 'This Week at Mawson' on the AAD's website have asked us, now the Aurora Australis has departed, what we will do with our time during …

  • Aerial view of Mawson Station, the Aurora Australis and the iceberg blocking the entrance to  Horseshoe Harbour

    14 March 2008

    Mawson Re-supply Operations Who placed that berg there – it's not funny anymore Photo: Narelle C The Aurora Australis at Mawson Photo: Zane H Aurora Australis Photo: Gary M A lot has happened over the past week………our visitors of nine …

  • Expeditioners ready to leave station for Search and Rescue training

    25 January 2008

    News this week brought to you by the Doctor SAR training Search and rescue training has commenced and moved into a new and exciting phase – vertical rescue. For most expeditioners this is one of the highlights of training at …

  • Expeditioner walking across sea ice towing sled

    18 January 2008

    This island life Two weeks ago Rhonda and Dave made the move to Bechervaise Island to monitor the breeding Adélie penguin colony there. They loaded up their sleds, waved goodbye to the farewell committee, walked across the sea ice to …

  • Expeditioners taking part in Search and Rescue training exercise

    11 January 2008

    Station SAR Exercise The scenario : on Wednesday afternoon, the whole station was alerted by a SAR (Search and Rescue) alarm. We were notified that an elderly couple had gone missing from the Kapitan Khlebnikov during the ship's recent visit …

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