ANSMET, The Antarctic Search for Meteorites

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Preparation for the big adventure

Date posted: November 29th, 2017

Today we had an exciting visit to the Antarctic Clothing Distribution Center (CDC). Here we got some orientation first about what to expect tomorrowfor our deployment (basically being squished like sardines into a bit military airplane for 8 hours), how to be smart and protect the pristine and amazing environment of Antarctica, rules and regulations about living there, dangers and hazards that the harsh climate poses on us, and how to protect the fauna and flora from us people. …Read more.

Rest of the Team Preparing in Christchurch

Date posted: November 28th, 2017

Koa katoa,
With John and Brian in McMurdo, the rest of us arrived in Christchurch this morning right on schedule with all our equipment in tow (minus a power adapter I donated to a plug by Gate 32 at Auckland airport, whoops!). …Read more.

ANSMET field team hits New Zealand

Date posted: November 27th, 2017

Hi all,  a quick post to relate that there’s been a few emails tossed about between the field party members- all 6 have arrived in Auckland and are making their way to their flights to Christchurch.   …Read more.

Some updates from ANSMET central- Updated

Date posted: November 20th, 2017

Hi All,  it’s officially been a week since John and Brian left the US for Christchurch and then Antarctica,  so it’s a good time to keep you updated on the team’s progress.   …Read more.

A note from Dr. Ioannis Baziotis

Date posted: November 19th, 2017

Hi All,
It is my turn to post only this time presenting you the Greek-style of writing and thoughts about ANSMET. In fact, today is less than a week prior to my departure for San Francisco. …Read more.

Newbie Introduction and Pre-Season Thoughts

Date posted: November 9th, 2017

Greetings all,
With departure just around the corner, this season’s three newbies/rookies are planning to post short blog entries prior to our respective departures. Today, that means me! I will first say, as a Canadian on the team, I know what many of you are thinking. …Read more.

T-minus 3 weeks

Date posted: November 6th, 2017

One week has now passed since our ANSMET Boot Camp. In three weeks from today we will embark on our fantastic trip to the cold continent to recover meteorites.
Here is who we are:
Our fearless leaders: Ralph Harvey (Professor at Case Western Reserve University) and Jim Karner (Professor at the University of Utah). …Read more.

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