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.