At the Norwegian Space Agency
‘The Northern Lights – Aurora Borealis’
March 21 at 11:45
The Special Events Committee has the pleasure of inviting you to a fascinating lecture on the Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis, at the Norwegian Space Agency at Skøyen in Oslo.
Many have wondered about the stars, planets and lights flashing across the northerly winter skies. In Norway, we are very fortunate to be able to see these beautiful northern phenomena that appear unannounced during the winter. The aurorae, also commonly known as the polar lights, are caused by electrically charged particles originating from the sun that enter the Earth’s upper atmosphere at a very high speed, resulting in beautiful displays of patterns of brilliant lights in the form of ‘curtains’, rays, spirals, or dynamic flickers covering the entire sky.
To help explain these fascinating movements of light, space scientist Pål Brekke from the Norwegian Space Agency (NOSA) will introduce us to NOSA’s mission in Norway and Europe, and then present, using slides, some of the forces behind the Aurora Borealis.
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, March 21 at 11:40 am. The meeting starts at 12:00 sharp. Please be on time! The lecture will last about an hour.
SIGN UP: To Sonia Mykletun by email no later than March 10