Eights Station

Eights Station was an Antarctic permanent exploration base from January 1963 to November 1965,[1] located on Ellsworth Land[2] about 1100 km from Byrd Station and 2400 km from McMurdo Station.[3] The station consisted of 11 prefabricated buildings that were brought in via planes[4] and located on the site of the former “Sky-Hi” airlift project temporary scientific camp.[5] The station was named for James Eights who was the first American Naturalist who visited Antarctica at the beginning of the 19th Century. The station was initially supported by 6 scientists and 5 Armed Forces attendants[3] and included observations on meteorology, the ionosphere, geomagnetism, and aurora[6] and radio waves.[7][8] At its peak, Eights Station hosted 27 personnel,[1] including individuals from the U.S. Antarctic Research Program Summer Party.[4]

Antarctic camp
Eights Station

Eights Station
Location of Little Rockford Station in Antarctica


Country  United States
Location in Antarctica Ellsworth Land
Established January 1963 (1963-01)
Closed November 1965 (1965-11)

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  1. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and International Law of the Committee on the Judiciary House of Representatives(PDF) (Report). Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office. 1977. p. 121. Retrieved 2021-05-28.
  2. Antarctica Report – 1965(PDF) (Report). U.S Government Printing Office. 1965. p. 107. Retrieved 2021-05-28.
  3. Dubrovin, L.I.; Petrov, V.N. (1971). Scientific Stations in Antarctica 1882-1963[Nauchnye Stanstii V Antarktike 1882-1963](PDF). Gidrometeorologicheskoe Izdatel’stvo. New Dehli: Indian National Scientific Documentation Center. pp. 327–329.
  4. Bulletin of the U.S. Antarctic Projects Officer(PDF) (Report). 4. December 1962. Retrieved 2021-05-28.
  5. Quartermain, L.B., ed. (September 1962). “Deep Freeze 63 Plans Early Start”(PDF). Antarctic: A News Bulletin. Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand Antarctic Society. 3 (3): 117. Retrieved 2021-05-28.
  6. Reedy, Rear Admiral James R. (November 1963). Bulletin of the U.S. Antarctic Projects Officer(PDF) (Report). 5. Retrieved 2021-05-28.
  7. Simons, Howard (December 1965). “Antarctic Tests Hint of Gaines to Come in World Communications, Food Supply”(PDF). The Polar Times. 61: 7.
  8. Singh, Kalpana; Singh, R.P.; Ferencz, Orsolya E. (2004). “Simulation of whistler mode propagation for low latitude stations”(PDF). Earth, Planets and Space. 56: 979–987.
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