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Mar 30, 2007 12:00 CST

Dec 7, 2007 12:00 CST

Dec 21, 2007 8:00 CST

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pole_photoWelcome to the Multimedia page! Here we will be posting movies and photos documenting the building of the South Pole Telescope.  More pictures can be found on our blog. Also check out the Exploratorium links on the left of this page for saved copies of SPT webcasts from pole.




As an introduction, Professor Stephan Meyer explains what the South Pole Telescope is, how it is being made, how it works and what science it will explore.

Steve Meyer
(8:20, 38.7 mb)




Here you will find a collection of photos and short movie clips documenting some of the work done during Summer-Fall 2006 in preparation for deployment of the SPT.

(Note on Slides: Right Click for option to go full screen. In fullscreen mode use mouse clicks on slides or thumbnails to advance. In regular mode use arrow keys or mouse clicks on thumbnails to advance.)

Texas Test Build
Narrated Slideshow of Texas Build

Tom Crawford gives us his insights into the Texas Test Build.  (14 min)
Hi Res ( 54.8 mb)
Low Res (22.3 mb)

Texas Build Gallery
Texas Build Photo Gallery:
Created by Joaquin Vieira

These photos give a brief summary of the summer that our group spent test building the SPT in Kilgore, Texas.

Texas Panorama
Texas Build Panorama

(20s, 1.6 mb)

Chicago Cyrostat Testing
Chicago Cryostat Test:
Created by Lindsey Bleem

These images give a brief summary of the testing of the optical cryostat at the University of Chicago.

Receiver Build
UC Berkeley Receiver Build

A glimpse into the building and testing of the SPT receiver.




Here is a collection of photos and clips from the Polar Season 2006-2007.

Station Tour

Tom Crawford gives
us an inside tour of the new
South Pole research station.
(4 min, 18 mb)

Ryan Arrives at the South Pole

(1:30,  7.6 mb)

Pole Albums

Galleries of Images from Deployment at the South Pole
Traveling to Pole
Polar Images 1
Polar Images 2
Cryostat Raise

Short Clips from raising the Optics Cryostat
into position.
(1:18, 5.9 mb)

Winter Album
A collection of photos taken by Zak
 Staniszewski while wintering over at the Pole.
SPT construction timelapse
Time-Lapse Movie of SPT Construction (2006-07)

Film Credits: Emrys Hall & Nicolas Michel-Hart  
30 seconds ( 1.8 mb)
2 Minutes (6.3 mb)

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