Tag Archives: dark

“One”

As has been the case over the last 10 months, I write this  from a remote research Station at the centre of the Antarctic continent. I represent a bold move on behalf of humanity to defy Antarctica’s adverse...

Credits: ESA/IPEV/PNRA-A. Kumar

Goodnight Concordia

Today will be the last time the Concordia crew see the Sun for 3.5 months. Adrianos Golemis, ESA-sponsored research doctor tweeted this: Beginning of the long polar night at Concordia Station – last sunrise today and 3.5...

Hidden treasures of the dark

Alex writes: I took this photo last night and dedicate it all my readers and to our astronauts circling Earth on the International Space Station – I hope you find it as inspiring as I have. I ‘tucked’ a crew member and volunteer research subject into bed for an overnight brain wave monitoring and asked Seb to come out for a walk to look at the stars. We never leave the base alone, it is too dangerous. A sprained ankle could stop us from getting back to the base and we could freeze to death in less than an hour. It is better to adhere to the buddy system and do everything together. Once...