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May 29, 2015: The Northern Lights: From Myths to Modern Science

Posted on May 25, 2015 in Seminars

Dr. Pål Brekke

Acclaimed Norwegian solar physicist Pål Brekke will lead a discussion on the fascinating phenomena of the Aurora Borealis centered on his new prize-winning documentary, The Northern Lights: A Magic Experience (duration 25 minutes).  After the screening, Brekke will talk about his experience as a longtime observer of the northern lights and his work with the documentary. In addition to Brekke’s work as a senior adviser at the Norwegian Space Center, he also worked for the European Space Agency as the deputy scientist for the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.