Observatory in Dome Argus (Dome A)

Plateau Observatory

In early 2008 a six-tractor caravan left China’s Zhongshan Station, covering the 1300km traverse to Dome A in three weeks to set up the PLATO Observatory. This automated facility is designed to take advantage of wha…
Base in Dome Argus (Dome A)

Kunlun Station

Dome A was first visited in January 2005, by a Chinese team that installed an automatic weather station. In 2009 China opened its third Antarctic outpost, Kunlun Station here. Astronomy is a major focus, but the ice…