University of Iceland

Reach for the stars and the Northern Lights

Reach for the stars and the Northern Lights

When: 
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 20:00
Location details: 
Rendez-vous at the offices of the Icelandic Touring Association, Mörkin 6.
Sævar HelgiWhen?  19 January at 20.
Where?  Rendez-vous at the offices of the Icelandic Touring Association, Mörkin 6.  Admission is free 
 
Why do the stars differ in colour and why can you only sometimes see the Northern Lights? Sævar Helgi Bragason, connoisseur in astronomy at the University of Iceland, will answer questions on the Northern Lights, the stars and Milky Way on a hike that is dedicated to the sky.
 
Participants meet at the offices of the Icelandic Touring Association, Mörkin 6 at 20 and drive together out of the City. The destination is Kaldársel in Hafnarfjörður, and those who wish can meet the group there at 20.20. Parking spaces are limited so parking on both sides of the road is encouraged.
 
It is very important to dress warmly. A pillow or a thin mattress can be a good idea as the best view of the sky is when you lie on the ground.
In addition to warm clothing it is recommended that participants bring binoculars, light refreshments; especially a hot beverage.
The tour should take approximately 2 hours.
 
The tour is a collaboration between the Icelandic Touring Association and the University of Iceland. Participation is free of charge and everyone is welcome. 
 
Participation is free of charge and everyone is welcome. No reservation - only show up!
 
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