aurora science & chasing Lectures
Aurora tourism and recreational activities have skyrocketed in the past decade. So much so that it has overtaken the increase of means put in aurora research, information and prediction. Subsequently many people travel to see the lights without knowing vital information that is crucial to succeed in viewing the beautiful phenomenon. There is also a lot of misinformation about the aurora and how to chase it.
That's why we offer a comprehensive two-hour indoor class for both beginners and more advanced chasers. The goal is to give you a visual and didactic understanding of how the aurora works, where it comes from and eventually how to chase it in the best way to never miss it.
Night Lights' photographer Adrien Mauduit is also an experienced aurora chaser with almost 10 years of expertise in many countries like the USA, Canada, Norway, Iceland, Sweden, Finland. He is a specialist in aurora chasing and received advanced training in the field of Space Weather. Needless to say you will be in some of the best hands in this field!
Where and when?
This lecture can be taken alone or in addition to any of our outdoors tours/workshops during the aurora season on Senja (September 1st - April 10th). You can see when we dispense this activity when you book. It takes place at our headquarters in Vangsvik, Senja.
The class consists of a two-hour interactive projected presentation. The slides will be sent to all participant on email at the end of the class. Snacks and refreshment will be provided. This lecture also gives you an automatic 50% discount on our iBook 'The Aurora Chase'.
The lecture includes several parts. We expand on how the aurora is created from the Sun to our atmosphere, how solar activity influences the geomagnetic activity, the importance of geomagnetic latitude and longitude, the characteristics of the aurora (shapes, colors, behavior), how we typically experience the aurora during the course of a night, what is the best place and time, how to predict it and read the solar wind data. We also go over many useful tips and tricks so that you never miss the elusive phenomenon. All of the information is smartly connected together and offers you a comprehensive yet easy-to-understand insight on aurora science and chasing. You will be provided with some of the best visuals in the field to grasp the phenomenon!
The lecture costs NOK 1500 with a NOK 300 non-refundable deposit upon booking. By proceeding with the booking you are accepting the terms of payment for the class. The rest of the payment will be made in person upon attending the lecture (all major credit cards accepted).