Extra – The Aurora Borealis   Leave a comment

Hello Students of the Universe,

Photo by Dick Hutchinson (http://www.ptialaska.net/~hutch/aurora.html)

Some of you have chosen to do your research projects on the Aurora Borealis.  Great, that is definitely one of my favorite topics.

(Video by Terje Sorgjerd)

Just recently there was a very good interview on NPR about this magnificent phenomenon.  Tom Ashbrook interviewed I strongly recommend that you listen to this podcast.  LINK

Guests on the show were:

“Justin Kasper, astrophysicist in the Solar and Stellar X-Ray Group in the High Energy Astrophysics Division of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. His latest project is leading the Solar Wind Electrons Alphas And Protons (SWEAP) investigation on the Solar Probe Plus spacecraft.

Howard Singer, chief scientist at NOAA’s Space Weather and Prediction Center.

Frank Koza, executive director of operations support at PJM Interconnection, which is a regional transmission organization that coordinates the movement of electricity in 13 states.

Chad Blakley, aurora borealis photographer, who runs the website Lights Over Lapland.”

– drplim

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