Quest Picks: Bay Area connections to the South Pole
Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station
As the sun shines and the air warms in the Bay Area, take a moment to consider a place where it's always cold–the South Pole. Thanks to some local folk, we can get a taste of the science at the bottom of the earth without leaving balmy San Francisco.
Berkeley graduate student Michaelangelo D'Agostino blogs about his trip south for the Economist. D'Agostino chronicles the stages of his journey, from New Zealand to the station, and what day-to-day life is like at -24 degrees Celsius.
SF's own Exploratorium brings Antarctic scientists, live, to your computer monitor. In the webcasts, archived so you can watch any time,
scientists explain their research on everything from penguins and glaciers to neutrinos. The also have dispatches, updates from the scientists as they go about their work.
Amber Dance is the Quest Intern and a science communication student at UC Santa Cruz.
latitude: -90, longitude: 0