Astro Café
June 22, 2017
My Personal Five-Year Chase of NLC/Searching for NLC with Airport Cameras

My Personal Five-Year Chase of NLC/Searching for NLC with Airport Cameras

Presented by RASC members Mike Noble and Mark Zalcik.

Noctilucent clouds (NLC) are a sky-high phenomenon best-suited for observing right here in northern Alberta. The ideal dates to look for them are mid June to mid July, so come and celebrate the start of NLC peak season on June 22! The evening kicks off with a brief overview of NLC. Next, learn about Mike Noble’s earnest NLC-searching regimen, driving to many sites to catch NLC displays with his bevy of cameras. Then find out about searching for NLC on images generated at numerous airports across the country. If the weather looks good, stick around for evening twilight and we’ll collectively scan the sky for these mysterious clouds. The terrain just north of the community hall drops off into the Sturgeon River valley, yielding a nice flat horizon to view the NLC. See you there!

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017
8:30 PM

Namao Community Hall
Hwy 37 just east of Hwy 28 intersection

Members Only event.

Directions to Namao Community Hall
Take 97th Street straight north out of the city. When you reach the lights at Highway 37, turn right (east) and continue 500m. The hall will be on the left side of the road. If taking Anthony Henday Drive, get off at the 97th Street interchange and turn left (north).