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Steffen Richter is an electrical engineer working for Harvard University. His job is to run the BICEP 2 telescope at the Geographic South Pole during the Austral winter. In previous assignments he has taken care of BICEP 1, AMANDA, IceCube, SPASE, VULCAN and a few other experiments. Since 1997 he has spent 9 winters at the Geographic South Pole.

When not at the Pole he enjoys life and can be found in some remote corner of our beautiful planet.

In a time long before Facebook and Google+ this site was conceived to keep in touch with family and friends. Other than the weather page it is no longer maintained but the old posts are for you to enjoy.

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10 Responses to “About”

  1. mary kurtz
    March 6th, 2008 09:45
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    what am i going to do, the live cam is gone until oct 2008 .. i need to have pictures sent to me i will have major withdrawal if i can not see the site.
    i can not believe darkness has fallen on you in such a short time. please tell me more about this.
    mary 3/5 3.45 p.m. est

  2. mary kurtz
    March 8th, 2008 10:32
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    how come your not responding ??? did i say something wrong?
    i would love to so much about the south pole
    i even went on to see how to apply for a peeon job.. i have done customer service my entire career 36 years… before i go to the pearly gates i would love to work my last 10 years before i retire at the pole
    mary 3/7 4:32 p.m.
    have a peaceful weekend

  3. Lynnette
    May 16th, 2008 16:31
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    How delightful you have my one attempt at a blog in archival form:) And your blog is fantastic! I can practically imagine being there again.
    Thank you for the nice musings and photos.
    Have a good evening. All 6 months of it.
    Lynnette Harper

  4. kierra woodruff
    December 20th, 2008 03:10
    4

    heyyyyy this website is the boom

  5. Jeffrey
    December 20th, 2008 03:13
    5

    hi my name is jeffrey beerhead

  6. Kathrin Rosner
    June 17th, 2009 00:01
    6

    Hi Steffen, how are you?

  7. Wynona Hobock
    January 9th, 2010 04:20
    7

    Sag mal wie heisst den dieses Template hier? Ich hab es schon mal wo bestaunt und w

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    […] scientist who usually stays with the telescope is Steffan Richter of Harvard University. For nine long Antarctic winters he has tended the instruments—walking […]

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