In Awe of the Northern Lights

December 12, 2017

The Radler
2375 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL, USA


Since 2012 astronomer José Francisco Salgado has been photographing the Northern Lights from Canada, Alaska, and Iceland, as part of his work communicating science through the arts. So far, his Northern Lights films set to music have been presented with orchestras in 13 cities in four countries and have reached a combined audience of 130,000 people.

In this lecture, Dr. Salgado will speak about the physical processes behind the mesmerizing auroras and the experience of photographing them from subarctic Canada biannually. Just in time for the Holidays, you will get to experience the magic of the Northern Lights set to music while learning about the science behind these spectacular celestial displays–and what it takes to capture these awe-inspiring images. ‘Tis the season for science-inspired art!