2011: Getting ready to go south again…

I’m heading down to the South Pole again this year… this time to modify the optics in preparation for a new camera that we will install in December. I’m leaving next Tuesday, hoping to get to Pole on Monday 11/14.

Today I went to my son Henry’s first grade class and talked to them about my upcoming trip, and Antarctica in general. They were full of fun questions, comments, and ideas, ranging from the cold and the animal life to how we get food. Very fun!

Back to packing – we’re taking a lot of scientific equipment with us, and have to make sure we don’t forget anything!