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Melancholy and the infinite Sun

27 Sep 2013, 11:16 UTC
Melancholy and the infinite Sun
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Winter in Concordia seen through the eyes of French glaciologist Albane Barbero. Translated from her French blog. Everything began on 5 May when the Sun said goodbye. We were grouped together at the Astronomia Laboratory for a brunch with vin … Continue reading →

Credits: IPEV/PNRA-Anne-Marie
Winter in Concordia seen through the eyes of French glaciologist Albane Barbero. Translated from her French blog.
Everything began on 5 May when the Sun said goodbye. We were grouped together at the Astronomia Laboratory for a brunch with vin chaud. After three months of isolation, this get-together ‘in the countryside’ did us a world of good, but we realised all the same: the winter has started for real now. After taking many pictures of the Sun’s farewell we continued with a trilingual game of Pictionary: Italian, English and French. We ended the day with a visit to the hair salon and continued upgrading our library by adding dividers by letter, we created a very professional-looking bookshelf.
Group photo. Credits: IPEV/PNRA
We start the winter with many exercises and training: first-aid, fire drills, emergency exits, creating medical teams and so on. These tasks were in addition to some new experiments I am doing ...

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