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Open Dome Event – To the Northern Lights and Beyond

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Watching the Northern Lights has been described by many as an amazing experience, especially when realising how they are created and given the places you visit when seeing them. Members of the NTU APSOC will give a travel report on their recent Northern Lights trip to Iceland.

  • From: Thursday 24 March 2016, 8 pm
  • To: Thursday 24 March 2016, 10 pm
  • Location: CELS, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS
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The Northern Lights are wonderful phenomena to observe. They have inspired many folk tales, and observing them usually requires travelling to remote and beautiful places.

The Astronomy and Physics Student Society, an essential part of every Open Dome event, will be presenting their travel report on an amazing journey to Iceland, during which they explored the awesome power of the Earth on the ground and also its wonderful displays in the sky. This talk will be followed by a brief introduction to what is visible in this month's sky.

Booking is required for this event. While attending, you consent to filming, photography, and sound recording – which may include you as a member of the audience – and its use in publication or advertising distribution, either printed or online, without payment or copyright.


The event will start at 8 pm with the APSOC presenting on their Northern Lights trip to Iceland. Refreshments will be offered from 7.45 pm in the CELS foyer. Afterwards, visitors will get a tour of the NTU observatory and the chance to see interesting objects in the spring sky using the observatory's telescopes, small telescopes and binoculars, if the weather allows it.

If the weather is not good, a small planetarium session will be offered in the observatory pointing out objects of interest.

Booking information

Booking is required for this event. Entrance is free and available to everyone who is interested.

Location details




Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
NG11 8NS


Parking is available only for booked visitors in the Main Gate car park.

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