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Hunting the Northern Lights | Pål Brekke | TEDxArendal

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Published on Nov 1, 2015

This is a brilliant presentation about the Northern Lights - one of natures biggest wonders. Join a breathtaking journey from ancient myths to early science. How the norwegian scientist Kristian Birkeland solved this mystery and how we today can predict when and where it will appear. The Northern lights is Norway biggest tourist attraction at the moment. For the first time on a TEDx-event show "real-time" video of the aurora- something that just very recently was possible with new innovating camera-technology. All previous videos have been made up from a series of still images.

Pål Brekke is an international recognized solar physicist and public outreach expert with many years at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. In particular his multimedia lectures have been acclaimed around the world. He is a very good communicator used to appear on TV and radio

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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