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What's happening this week

...The Greatest Light Show on Earth' - the Northern Lights. There will be a short discussion of the science of the aurora borealis. Concluded by 'The Stars Tonight' on the Spitz projector. Details: 907-500-2941 or mariedrakeplanetarium...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-03-18/whats-happening-week
Art
Becoming Alaskan: How I got schooled in the art of aurora-spotting

...excitement. Not that I could see why.Hopefully I'm not alone in my assumptions, but the first time I saw the aurora borealis ... I was confused. Where were the florescent greens? The vibrant fuschia?As it turns out, those lights were...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-03-15/becoming-alaskan-how-i-got-schooled
Neighbors
Astronomer Dennis Mammana returns to Juneau

...The Greatest Light Show on Earth!""High above the arctic regions of our planet dance the unearthly colors of the aurora borealis - the northern lights. Learn the origins and lore of these mysterious lights, how to predict their appearance over...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-13/astronomer-dennis-mammana-returns-ju
Outdoors
Photo: Aurora hunters

Paul Gloe uses the light of a campfire to adjust the settings on his camera as he takes pictures of the aurora borealis near Skaters' Cabin at Mendenhall Lake in Juneau on Saturday.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-16/photo-aurora-hunters
Local
Juneau Lions recycle for sight

...people less fortunate to be able to see, read and live a normal life." The donated glasses will be shipped to the Aurora Borealis Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center in North Pole, where they will be cleaned, categorized by prescription and prepared...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-10-19/juneau-lions-recycle-sight
Neighbors
Plans set for inaugural events

...decor will be similar to that of Walker and Mallott's inauguration ceremony - a fabric conceptualization of the Aurora Borealis - but 40 decorated tables, 400 chairs and a dance floor will occupy the floor, Pfister said.Many people, groups...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-03/plans-set-inaugural-events
Local
Thank you: Lions see successful spectacles donation drive

...Alaska Vision Center, Lifetime Eyecare and Dr. Messerschmidt's Office. Donated glasses are then sent to the Aurora Borealis Recycling Center in North Pole where they are cleaned, categorized, and prepared for distribution around the world...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-11-09/thank-you-lions-see-successful-spec
Neighbors
Symphony review: A scoreless winner

...they did ? and very well! The audience, quite exhilarated, leapt to its feet and applauded on and on while the aurora borealis danced overhead. Was that extraterrestrial approbation?

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-11-20/scoreless-winner
Art
UAS mountaineering students tackle Juneau's peaks

...provided by Ed Kiesel of Ward Air. The group experienced excellent powder and stable snow conditions and witnessed the aurora borealis. The mountaineering course runs every year in April and is part of a constellation of skills and leadership courses...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-05-02/uas-mountaineering-students-tackle-j
Outdoors
Aurora chasers arrive

FAIRBANKS - The first aurora borealis seekers from Japan have arrived in Alaska's interior to launch...the past 15 years, according to Mok Kumagai, a partner at Aurora Borealis Lodge at Cleary Summit."Most people are surprised to hear...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-29/aurora-chasers-arrive
State

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