Astronomy Talk: Northern Lights Excite

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Houge Park

3972 Twilight Dr · San Jose, CA

How to find us

Bldg #1, near the parking lot

Location image of event venue


Come join us for our monthly Astronomy talk!

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7:30pm to 8pm: Social time, come and mingle. We will have snacks and beverages.

Talk begins at 8pm.

Topic: Northern Lights Excite
Speaker: Dr. Laura Peticolas

In California, the Northern Lights can appear as a deep red glow here in the night sky. In Alaska, they appears as a bright green bands or dynamic colorful shows when the sky is dark enough. Known as auroras, scientists are still uncovering the mysteries of these displays here and on other planets in our solar system. Learn more about auroras, their connection to the activity on the Sun, and how photographers are helping us better understand the different ways these lights manifest and the underlying reasons for them.