Chasing the Northern Lights: Capturing the Beauty of the Aurora Borealis

Northern lights webinar CPAWS Manitoba

Chasing the Northern Lights: Capturing the Beauty of the Aurora Borealis

April 16 2021

There’s never been a better chance to get outside to explore the night sky. We are having a particularly good year for northern lights viewings due to the sun’s cycle and an increase in activity. And after a year of pandemic shutdowns, it’s a great way to get off the couch at night. Learn to spot their beauty for yourself in this informational webinar.

About the Speakers

Scott Young, planetarium astronomer at the Manitoba Museum, explained the science behind the natural phenomenon.

Justin Anderson, who helps run Manitoba Aurora and Astronomy, an active Facebook group with nearly 20k members, offered tips for safely and successfully viewing the northern lights and capturing stunning images of their beauty.

Watch the webinar recording.

Safe at Home Lunch and Learns

Nature has been here for us during the pandemic.

Parks became a refuge for people seeking safe spaces to escape the stress of the world. Provincial campsites were fully booked on summer weekends. Trails were so popular parking lots overflowed onto highways.

CPAWS Manitoba wants to maintain this positive connection to nature by providing a space for Manitobans to connect online from the safety of our homes and be inspired by nature in our backyards.

Join CPAWS Manitoba for weekly lunch and learn presentations from experts across Manitoba who will share their knowledge and passion and bring new nature-inspired activities into our lives.

This program is possible thanks to the generous support of The Winnipeg Foundation and the Conservation Trust, a Manitoba Climate and Green Plan Initiative delivered by the Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation.

Help Keep Manitoba Wild


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