‘The Dome’ from Hallett Station

November 28th, 2007 andrea Posted in history | No Comments »

Christchurch Museum Antarctic exhibit
I’m in Christchurch New Zealand for a few days waiting to deploy, and yesterday I had the opportunity to visit the Christchurch Museum which has an extensive exhibit on Antarctic exploration.

In 1956, for the International Geophysical Year (IGY), the US and New Zealand created a joint base called Hallett Station between McMurdo and The South Pole Station. The base remained in operation until 2005, and the Christchurch museum holds many of the artifacts from this station including ‘The Dome’ pictured here, built by the US for weather recording in 1957. Click on the image to view more Hallett artifacts.

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