Nathan Case

The Northern Lights

Online Event
Thu 4 Mar
17:00 UK
Free, ticketed

The Northern Lights have thrilled, fascinated and sometimes terrified humans for eons. For the Sami people they were caused by a firefox who ran so quickly he set the snow alight. The Cree Indians believed they were the spirits of the dead, while Norse mythology saw the glow in the shields of Valkyrie warriors. In this illustrated event, one of the UK’s leading experts on the aurora guides us through their cause, where to see them, and how you can contribute to our understanding of the ever-surprising phenomenon.

Dr Case is a Senior Research Associate in Space and Planetary Physics at Lancaster University, and a member of the AuroraWatch UK team. His research covers topics including space weather and citizen science. 

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