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TIGER in Antarctica, November 11, 2003
In the morning, I take a walk in the Christchurch Botanical Gardens. I do a bit of birdwatching, but New Zealand has been overrun by foreign species (starlings, pigeons, european blackbirds and finches, etc.). The native (endemic) species are now mostly in the mountains. I also walk past the nice Christchurch Art Museum, but don't go in this time.
Christchurch Art Museum
The Antarctic Center
In the evening, I have dinner with Kurt and Paulette Liewer from JPL. I've known Paulette for a while (she does heliospheric physics), but this is the first time I've met Kurt. But he is heading down to McMurdo two days after me to work on the Anita payload that we've added to TIGER. We have a great dinner at an Italian Seafood restaurant. Two years ago, I did my last civilized meal before heading down to McMurdo at this same restaurant.
Dr. Eric R. Christian
NASA HQ Code SS
Washington, DC 20546 USA
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