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Aurora Explained, The

Synopsis
Explains what the Northern Lights are, how they work and why and when they appear where they do. Shows Aurora borealis effects accompanied by music. The video data was gathered using a supersensitive colour television camera, and the sequences were selected from material collected at the Poker Flat Research station north of Fairbanks for use in scientific studies. Music composed by Gordon Wright and performed by the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS (NTSC, PAL). col. 58 min.
Year of production
1985
Availability
Sale; 1999 sale: £24.99 (inclusive) (PA)
Subjects
Astronomy
Keywords
aurora borealis

Distributor

Name

Northern Lights Planetarium, Tromso, Sweden

Name

Planetarium Armagh

Email
ann@arm.ac.uk
Web
http://www.armagh-planetarium.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
01861 524725
Address
College Hill
Armagh, Northern Ireland
BT61 9DB
Name

University of Alaska, Geophysical Institute, Fairbanks, Alaska 997775-0800, USA

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