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Weaker-than-predicted aurora on display

...that cause the aurora are hitting a maximum this winter in an event that happens on a roughly 11-year cycle. But Roger Smith, a professor emeritus of physics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and former director of the Geophysical Institute...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-31/weaker-predicted-aurora-display
State
Aurora forecast could be due to solar flip

...few months, its negatively charged north pole will have a positive charge and its south pole, a negative charge. Roger Smith, emeritus director of the institute, said it's part of the normal process.Charged particles in the magnetic field...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-08-22/aurora-forecast-could-be-due-solar-flip
State
Open for business in Juneau

...Station is considered by shop-owners nearby as an anchor for shoppers during the holiday season. Owners Alicia and Roger Smith typically stock the store with special toys for the holidays and use the front window for a holiday display. The shop...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-11-04/open-business-juneau
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Home from the war

Roger Smith and Leslie Watson of Kodiak welcome their son, Spc. Justin Smith, 20, home Friday at Fort Richardson. Justin was returning from a year of active duty in Iraq.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011706/loc_20060117004.shtml
News
Photo: Home from the war

Roger Smith and Leslie Watson of Kodiak welcome their son, Spc. Justin Smith, 20, home Friday at Fort Richardson. Justin was returning from a year of active duty in Iraq.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011706/sta_20060117004.shtml
News
Science series starts with auroras

...moving and still images of the aurora, and Alaska is a center for study of the northern lights. Tonight, physicist Roger Smith, director of the University of Alaska Geophysical Institute, will offer a free presentation on watching the aurora...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020402/Loc_science.shtml
Local
FYI

...Haines. On Sept. 23, 2009, a daughter, Olive Mae Smith, weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces, to Angela Marie and Charles Roger Smith, of Juneau. On Sept. 23, 2009, a daughter, Imogen Moxie Harbour, weighing 9 pounds, 2 ounces, to Paloma Louisa...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100409/nei_500770364.shtml
Around Town

...Regional Hopital's sdministration building. Details or to register: 586-8424. Free Science for Alaska lecture by Roger Smith, Director, University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, "Watching the Aurora from Earth and Space," 7...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020402/Loc_calendar.shtml
Local
University of Alaska lays off 7 in Fairbanks

...layoffs are meant to counteract a half million dollar shortfall in the institute's $35 million budget, director Roger Smith said Wednesday. Three employees' hours are being reduced and three vacant positions are being eliminated, he said...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/050109/sta_435377154.shtml
What's happening

...advance at Hearthside Books, $2 more at the door. Events "Watching the Aurora from Earth and Space," with physicist Roger Smith, director of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, 7:30 p.m. Monday at Centennial Hall...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/013102/Thi_happening.shtml
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