Live at Frost Science- The Northern Lights

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Live at Frost Science- The Northern Lights

Sep 14, 2019
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Cost: $12 for non-members/ $10 for members.

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In this next edition of LIVE@Frost Science, the museum is proud to welcome solar physicist Dr. Pål Brekke of the Norwegian Space Agency to explore The Northern Lights – from ancient myths to modern science. This stunning phenomenon is deeply embedded in the mythology of many cultures, and in the past, the causes of northern lights were ascribed to everything from dancing spirits to God’s anger. But no one suspected a connection with the Sun until a little more than a hundred years ago, when an eccentric Norwegian scientist, Kristian Birkeland, realized that the Sun bombards the Earth with particles. This multimedia LIVE@Frost Science presentation will take the audience through the history of this phenomenon from ancient times to modern space-based science, along with learning the best places to travel for experiencing the aurora. The lecture will also include several clips from a new, award-winning documentary “The Northern Lights – a Magic Experience” as well as stunning real-time video of the northern lights. Program will take place inside the Frost Planetarium. Please note registration to the event does not include museum admission.