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Dark Sector Lab Bubble Panorama

Friday, November 26th, 2004

South Pole workers have been busy excavating and compacting snow next to the Dark Sector Lab (DSL). Construction on the large 10m South Pole Telescope (SPT) is scheduled to begin next summer. This is the area where the telescope tower will be constructed.

Update:I took another panorama of the same building in September 2007. Two new telescopes, BICEP and SPT, have been added to the building.

Please click on the image below to view the panorama:
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Temperature: -21.0°C / -5.8°F, Windchill: -32.8°C / -27.1°F, Wind: NNE (29.9°) at 13.4 knt
Date: 2004-12-26 01:14:46 UTC

Dark Sector Bubble Panorama

Thursday, September 25th, 2003

A view of the South Pole Dark Sector. The Martin A. Pomerantz (MAPO) building is in the center. The DASI telescope (to the left of the sun) and the VIPER telescope (to the right of the sun) are connected to MAPO. The building also houses the AMANDA detector electronics. The 19 AMANDA holes are around MAPO. Building 61, a transformer and emergency generator building, can be seen in front of MAPO, to the right of the sun. To the left of the sun is the AST/RO telescope building. The new Dark Sector Lab (DSL) can be seen in the distance at the VIPER end of MAPO. DSL will house the new 10m telescope.

Please click on the image below to view the panorama:
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Temperature: -65.2°C / -85.4°F, Windchill: -82.2°C / -116.0°F, Wind: E (89.5°) at 6.1 knt
Date: 2003-09-25 00:20:43 UTC