Astronomy in the Arctic? Yep. Damn good stuff too!

It's not as weird as it sounds. Extreme cold means the air is dry, so you can make observations that you can't at warmer sites. Plus, the long stretches of dark (in the winter) mean you can track things much longer than further south.

Plus, it's Canadian. Gotta love it!

The new telescope that Steinbring and his colleagues tested was located at the Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory (PEARL). The observatory can be accessed in winter by 4 x 4 trucks via a 15 km long road from a base facility at sea-level. That base camp is operated by Environment Canada and serviced by an airstrip and resupply ship in summer. Recently, wide-field cameras developed at the University of Toronto were deployed near Eureka to monitor thousands of stars, with the objective of expanding the exoplanet database.