Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Mid-Winter Party Invitations from Antarctica - Davis Station

As I noted in my previous post, a number of the Antarctic research bases host a mid-winter party to celebrate the (southern hemisphere) winter solstice and they send out invitations to the other bases scattered around the continent (which is bigger than the continental US - see the photo from NASA below for a relative size comparison).
The invitations often mention various amenities the station can provide to guests, the menu for the mid-winter dinner, as well as other activities visitors could enjoy while at the base - knowing full well that there is now way in hell anyone is ever going to show up in response to their invitations. My kind of humor.

My favorite invitation from this year's bunch was the invite from Davis Station; an Australian base located near where Connecticut is on the US map above. There was a lot of work that went into this invitation without the expectation of any response - at least a response of attendance. Here it is:

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