Weather: It has been cold and clear recently. Temperatures regularly below -90F. We hit our low temperature of -101.2F last week according to our meteorologist.
We are now entering Astronomical twilight, which means that there is a slight hint of sunlight appearing on the horizon! There is hope yet, that the Sun will return!
We finished filming our film-fest films (one for the 48hr submission and one for the ‘open’ category). The 48hr film is a noir-style murder mystery and the open submission is an homage to an older submission, shot in the style of a news cast here at South Pole.
Links to the films:
https://vimeo.com/444605860 – Noir
https://youtu.be/6VFf0iLtFsk – Noir
https://vimeo.com/444605911 – News
https://youtu.be/n6kbVzo-4e4 – News
We will be watching submissions from other stations and voting on the winning video(s) this weekend.
My sleep schedule has been pretty weak the past few weeks. I’ve been getting up at 4am to use the good satellite, DSCS, which is up from about 1-6am these days. Soon I might switch my schedule to stay up late, and sleep in. But this is kind of tough because meetings with people up North generally happen early in the am here. For example I have a meeting this week to talk with some SPT grad students about work we’re all doing, and the meeting is at 0330 for me… I’m a slave to the satellite!
The nice thing about getting up early is that I can get some work done and then go to the gym before lunch, instead of after it… actually I still go after, so I guess I can go twice. But by the afternoon I’m usually pretty tired and my work ethic drops rapidly. Then on Mondays and Fridays we usually play volleyball from like 7pm to 10pm … so those days are pretty long.