Sunday Lab Tours
Justin drives Sunfish in the test tank as Bill, Britney, and I explain our robots and science mission to the Sunday Lab Tour group. (photo: Peter Kimball)
McMurdo Station is an amazing place. It exists to enable scientific research, but it only functions because of the hard work of the people here. Machinists, cooks, stewards, administrators, instrument technicians, doctors, helicopter crews, waste managers… there’s a whole city of people here doing various jobs. Each Sunday, the Crary Lab building is opened up to anyone in the McMurdo community who wants to come in and learn about the science that the station is enabling. We had a very satisfying experience sharing our work with folks yesterday – we had an interactive discussion, drove Sunfish around in the test tank (live demo – yikes!), and showed some video from our under-ice tests. We’re looking forward to more Sunday lab tours!
David, one of the Crary Lab Assistants, created this submersible at craft night to leave in the touch tank. When more science parties show up, this tank will contain specimens of the animals they’re studying. (photo: Peter Kimball)
Reporting by Peter Kimball