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Neutron Monitor, South Pole (from the series Wondrous Cold: An Antarctic Journey)

Neutron Monitor, South Pole (from the series Wondrous Cold: An Antarctic Journey)

Artist: Joan Myers (American, born 1944)
Date: 2002
Medium: pigment print
Dimensions:
Image: 14 1/2 × 22 in. (36.8 × 55.9 cm)
Classification: Photograph
Credit Line: Gift of Joan Myers, 2017
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2017.5.4
Description
Because the South pole is a high-altitude desert that remains in darkness six months a year, it is an ideal site for collecting astronomical data. In this image from Myers trip to Antarctica, she photographs a small part of AMANDA (Antarctic Muon and Neutrino Detector Array), a group of 40 detectors gathering information about subataomic particles during the region’s polar night. The pictures was stimulated by the artist’s interest in science but also because the monitors offer a rare three-dimensional subject for her camera in this flat landscape.
Not on view
Publication and Exhibition History: March 17 - Aug, 17, 2014 Exhibit: Beneath our Feet: Photography by Joan Myers