NORTHERN LIGHTS

Around equinox the chances of seeing northern lights are increased. In this talk we will tell you how to go chasing the northern lights yourself and give you an insight into the science behind this breath-taking phenomenon. This talk will be in English.

NB: THIS EVENT WILL BE IN ENGLISH

 

Programme

18.00 Arrival and a chance to see the exhibitions

19.15 Talk about Northern Lights

20.15 Tycho Brahe Planetarium closes

 

Price: 160 kr.

Students and members: 130 kr.

 

At this talk we will dive into the science behind northern lights and see amazing images and films of the phenomenon.

Polar lights (northern- and southern lights) occurs when particles from the Sun flows down to Earth. When the particles get to the north- and south pole they hit the particles in the air and the air in our atmosphere that is 90-500 km above the Earth’s surface begins to glow. This is what we see as northern lights.

At this time of year there are increased chances of seeing northern lights because the tilt of the Earths’ rotational axis makes us especially accessible to particles from the Sun. We will tell you more about how this fascinating phenomenon occur and give you good advice on how to observe it.

Denmark is located very far to the south, when it comes to the opportunities of seeing northern lights, but you might get a glimpse of the coloured waves in the sky and with this talk you can maximise your chances of seeing it. We will also talk about some of the old myths regarding northern lights.