Monthly Archives: December 2011

Rothera from the air

Just before Christmas, I grabbed another opportunity to go flying from Rothera. The plan was to do some test-drops of new air-deployable probes, whilst getting film footage of them that could be analysed by the scientists involved in the project. … Continue reading

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The Blues Brothers play Rothera

My line manager arrived on base a couple of weeks ago and, being a keen drummer, decided to get a few of the resident musicians together for a bit of a jam one evening. Luckily, we had a pretty good … Continue reading

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Visit from the James Clark Ross

One of the busiest periods of the summer is when a BAS ship docks at Rothera to offload cargo and passengers. This is usually a biannual event, with RRS James Clark Ross (the ‘JCR’) arriving in December to resupply the … Continue reading

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A day in the life

I’ve had a few questions from people about what a ‘normal’ day at Rothera is like. Here’s a typical example. My working day usually starts early during the summer – I roll out of bed for a shower at about … Continue reading

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