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Dr Melanie Windridge - Aurora: in Search of the Northern Lights

  • coleshill village hall Barracks Hill Amersham, England, HP7 United Kingdom (map)
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Do we really understand the northern lights? Tour operators will have us believe that we do, but there are still mysteries hidden behind the dancing curtains of light.
Interweaving the science with a background of their history, folklore and changing landscape, Aurora brings together space, place and science in magnificent style. In a journey that takes her through Scandinavia, Canada and Svalbard, culminating in a spectacular solar eclipse, Dr Melanie Windridge delves into the Northern Lights.

This beautiful and inspiring lecture will describe our connection to the Sun, the scientific processes behind the polar lights, and some of the unwanted technological effects of Space Weather – with beautiful images and adventure stories. 

Earlier Event: July 5
Astro-imaging exhibition
Later Event: August 12
Perseids BBQ