This week at Mawson

  • Expeditioner using a magnet to pick up rubbish

    17 August 2007

    Another big week has concluded at Mawson with many highlights keeping us all entertained. Jo and John commenced proceedings with a rubbish hunt around East Arm. With magnets at the ready, the two made a dent in the assorted flotsam …

  • Mawson hydroponics crop

    16 March 2007

    This week has flown by, as we've awaited the much anticipated arrival of the Aurora Australis, if not in the ice-packed harbour, then as least somewhere not too far away. Summering personnel have been busy packing and finishing off jobs, …

  • The vacant and icy Horseshoe Harbour and Aurora Australis on the horizon at its parking spot

    23 March 2007

    Finally, after the frustrations of November last year when Aurora Australis could not get close enough to off-load our cargo, this time it all worked. Although this season's unseasonal sea-ice stopped the ship getting into the harbour, it managed to …

  • Expeditioner drilling into the ice

    30 March 2007

    The past week at Mawson has been cold, with temperatures generally in the high negative teens, but with remarkably little wind and mostly clear skies. The winter crew is getting on with routine jobs around the station, adjusting to the …

  • Two expeditioners inside the wind turbine at Mawson station

    27 April 2007

    The weeks are flying past at Mawson, as the days get shorter, with the sun now not making its appearance over the horizon until around 10 am. We had some light winds late last week that allowed Andrew P and …

  • Expeditioners bagging snow

    9 March 2007

    It was all hands to the Tirfors this week, as the 2007 wintering crew learnt the art of recovering Hägglunds oversnow vehicles from dodgy ice, as simulated on the plateau above the station. Shane, Tony and Mick supervised while we …

  • Mushroom shaped cloud that was considered briefly, but dismissed, for clearing the harbour ice

    2 March 2007

    Greetings from Mawson after another fun-filled, action-packed and windy week.Tuesday brought winds gusting to 96 knots (178 km/h), but all the ice within eyesight of the station stayed put. The sea ice measurement on Saturday in the harbour showed the …

  • The Mawson Christmas Snowman before the blizzard blew him away

    5 January 2007

    Christmas and New Year have been a busy time at Mawson, with preparations for the celebratory events, settling in and hand-over for newly arrived personnel from Voyage 2, and continuation of the summer works and science programs. That said, the …

  • Tony, Rhonda, Brownie, Kym and Gary hauling sleds to Bechervaise Island

    19 January 2007

    The last two weeks have been busy as people have pushed on with routine maintenance and other summer jobs, taking advantage of good weather. Temperatures have been relatively mild, straddling either side of zero degrees, and the wind relatively gentle …

  • Psycho life saver and beach bunny

    16 February 2007

    The return of the Bechervaise boffins on Thursday night heralded the first Friday after-work drinks in Mawson's rustic science building, 'Wombat'. The evening's theme of 'psycho beach party' started with some elegant costumes and finished with a showing of the …

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