SPT is our next door neighbor and we share the same building, the Dark Sector Lab (DSL). They had first light last year and a really successful first season. The huge primary mirror is an instant South Pole landmark. People tend to overlook our tiny (in comparison) BICEP ground shield on the roof of DSL. But hey, as Cynthia says: “Small on the ground, big in the sky”. They have gotten a lot of press coverage and one of the better articles was in the Chicago Tribune at the end of last year.
They have been busy upgrading the receiver this year and are primed for an even better season. One of their winter-overs, Dana Hrubes, is an old South Pole hand and I am glad I get a chance to spend a third winter with him.