Armchair Aurora

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Ever wanted to view the Aurora? Well you can now watch this beautiful phenomenon from the comfort of your armchair.

Disability charity Aerobility are running a live-stream aurora event on Saturday 13 March at 6pm with a host of astronomers, scientists, aviators and artists.

The event will livestream via and will take viewers on a journey of wonder from their armchairs and into the skies. Bringing together spectacular Aurora footage, interviews and Q&A with scientists, there will be insights on polar aviation and the workings of the Aurora, all beamed to living rooms around the UK and worldwide.

Speakers from British Antarctic Survey at the event include:

Rod Arnold, Head of Air Unit
Rod tells us about the challenges of flying in the Antarctic, one of the coldest places on the planet, and why it is different to doing it anywhere else.

Nigel Meredith, Space Weather Research Scientist
Nigel will describe the natural radio “sounds” of our planet as recorded at Halley Research Station, Antarctica and how they have been combined with original music on a grand piano to create novel ambient soundscapes, which resulted in the production of a new album, Aurora Musicalis, last year. He will also play the music video from Aurora Musicalis which contains sonic highlights of the natural radio ‘sounds’ from the album, set to the music of the first track and featuring images from the BAS image collection.

The Team at Rothera Research Station
A live call with Rothera Research Station,  enquiring about their mission, daily operations, recent discoveries, successes and wintering at Rothera.

Watch the event live on the Aerobility website: