See the Northern Lights from home with Armchair Aurora

Join Armchair Aurora for a live, online event on the science of the Northern Lights from the comfort of your home.

Armchair aurora online event 13 March 2021

This Saturday 13 March, comedian Jon Culshaw and astronomer Pete Lawrence will host Armchair Aurora, a free-to-attend, live online event discussing the science of the Northern Lights and what makes the aurora such a mesmerising sight.

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The event will include aurora footage, interviews and a Q&A with aurora scientists and astronomers, and discussions on what causes the Northern Lights.

The online event is organised by Aerobility, a registered charity that offers people with disabilities the opportunity to fly in an aeroplane.

Guests will include astronomer Emily Drabek-Maunder from the Royal Observatory Greenwich; Nigel Meredith, a space weather research scientist with the British Antarctic Survey (BAS); and Rod Arnold, Head of Air Unit, BAS.

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You can view the event via the livestream below, which begins on 13 March 2021 at 6pm UTC.