Friday, March 27, 2009
Aurora Borealis Appears Over Poker Flat
Planetary Society members last week embarked upon an expedition to view the Aurora Borealis from Mount Aurora, Alaska near the Poker Flat Research Range. Noted astronomer Dennis L. Mammana lead the attempts to photograph the unusual natural phenomena. He was accompanied into the -15F cold by this Blogger, [video].
Some of the nearly 44-member expedition were giving consideration to possible human space tourist launches from Alaska into the Aurora Borealis in the next decade during a discussion at the Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The space flight tour could include the Alaska Railroad Aurora Winter Train Ride.