Regional History, Historic Automobiles, Astronomy & Hands-on Science

First Fridays: Discover the Northern Lights

Find out what causes the Northern Lights and how to observe them! Mike Murray, Manager of the Delta College Planetarium in Bay City, will uncover the mystery of the Aurora. This immersive lecture will include full-dome time-lapse footage of the Aurora from various locations around the globe, as well as the International Space Station. Since the Northern Lights are connected to storm activity on the Sun, audiences will discover the Sun-Earth connection and why our magnetic field is key in creating this phenomenon. Mike has over 35 years of experience in the planetarium and informal science education field, producing and directing programs for museums, science centers, the National Parks and NASA.

Date: Friday, October 5
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Location: Longway Planetarium
Genesee County Residents: Adults $3, Seniors $2, Youth ages 2-11 $2
Non-Residents: Adults $6, Seniors $6, Youth ages 2-11 $4
Members: Free admission
Includes 7 p.m. showing of Ooky Spooky Light Show

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