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South Pole Astronomy

By popular demand, we are repeating Chris Kendall's presentation on his trip to the South pole to repair a radio telescope:

In November of 2010 I deployed to the South Pole as part of a small team whose objective was to replace the azimuth bearing of the10 meter South Pole Telescope. Needless to say this was not a simple task, but we prevailed, and by the end of the austral summer the SPT was back in service.
My talk , illustrated by some of the thousands of pictures I took while in Antarctica, will cover the journey to the pole, the flavor of daily life, and the realities of jacking up a 500,000 pound telescope.


Chris Kendall studied mathematics at Bard College. He is a freelance photographer and cabinet maker who lives in Rhinebeck New York

Business meeting at 7:30, speaker at 8. We go to the College Diner afterward for conversation.

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  • Caryn S.

    Working Tuesday nights until early September.

    July 15, 2013

  • Rita

    Looks good.

    June 28, 2013

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