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 23! 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!
Friday, Jun 23, 2017
Namao Rink Shack
Hwy 37 just east of Hwy 28 intersection
Members Only event.
Directions to Namao Rink Shack
Take 97th Street straight north out of the city. When you reach the lights at Highway 37, turn right (east) and continue 300m until you see the new Rink Shack beside the hockey rink; it will be the third turnoff to the left after the lights. If taking Anthony Henday Drive, get off at the 97th Street interchange and turn left (north).