Month: November 2018

Emperor penguins visit Casey

On Wednesday we were very lucky to have 19 emperor penguins come and investigate our walking group, right near station. With cameras at the ready we were able to capture some great shots to share with the Div media team. You can check out the video clip on Twitter or...

/ 29 November 2018

Victorian Election Day

Today we voted in the 2018 Victorian state election. This year marked a technology innovation where Antarctic electors were able to cast their vote using a secure online voting facility. We also took a shot to celebrate, which is now on the electoral commission’s Instagram page.

/ 24 November 2018

The Hot Tub Time Machine

There are many science programs in progress this year at Casey, but one of the notable projects this season would be the Law Dome ice drilling team; a collaborative mission between US and Australian programs. With the advance team having left the other week to head up the hill to...

/ 24 November 2018

Remembrance Day in Antarctica

Sunday, 11 November 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War (1914–18). This morning at Casey station we held a service in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts, lowering the flags to half mast, playing of the...

/ 11 November 2018

Arrived on station

Friday was a big day. We had a few delays to our departure and there was quite a bit of waiting around at Hobart airport, but in the afternoon we were airside and about 3pm we were in the back of the C17 and flying down to Antarctica. Flight time...

/ 4 November 2018