Links to Aurora-Related Sites


  Auroras: Paintings in the Sky ( at the Exploratorium. Learn about the Northern Lights on a self-guided tour. Lots of photos and ideas for bringing the Aurora into the classroom.
    The Northern Lights Photo Tour ( Gorgeous color photos illustrate this brief history of auroral science.
    Marshall Space Flight Center's Space Plasma Physics Branch ( brings you the science behind the aurora and the facts behind its impact on modern technology, such as global telecommunications.
  The Jovian Auroras ( The Hubble Space Telescope reveals Jupiter's auroras.
    Listening to the Northern Lights ( The sounds of Natural Radio brings you the work of Steve McGreevy whose recordings of the Earth's magnetic fields durning auroral showers are featured on Lost and Found Sound (
    Sounds of the Magnetoshpere at the University of Iowa ( Let this site explain these phonomena as you listen to the sounds of polar plasma events such as whistlers and saucers.
    Solar Max 2000 ( This site is dedicated to bringing you the latest on magnetic storms that will be reaching Earth as we enter the 23rd solar maximum.
    International Solar-Terrestrial Physics ( This comprehensive site explores the conncection between the Sun and Earth, including the breathtaking auroral phenomenon.
    The Poker Flat Research Range ( One of FAST's primary ground-to-air contacts, it is the world's only rocket launching facility owned by a university (University of Alaska, Fairbanks) and is home to many instruments designed to study the polar atmosphere and ionosphere.
    University of Alaska, Fairbanks: The Aurora ( Information, images, regular auroral predictions, classroom activities, and more...
  The Ozone Hole Tour ( The Centre for Atmospheric Science at the University of Cambridge explains the devastating impact of the depletion of the Earth's ozone layer over polar regions.
    Our Sun Boils! Solar Max and the Great Northern Lights ( This article discusses the 23rd solar "max", the peak of the sunspot cycle, and its effect on our home planet and its inhabitants.

Alaska Currents Magazine ( has put together several other interesting articles online, complete with an aurora forecast (
    University of Minnesota Space Physics Educational Resources ( This space is currently under development.

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