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Aurora – mysterious lights of the polar regions

The natural light displays in the polar regions rank amongst the most wonderful natural phenomena you can experience on Earth. What did our ancestors – who were unable to explain the colourful glow – imagine these phenomena were? What causes these auroras and their colour? Do they exist on other planets? This magical show provides the answers.

For centuries we humans have been fascinated by the legendary natural phenomenon of the auroras. But few know why they exist at all and where they can be observed in the universe. This show features the northern lights ("aurora borealis") and southern lights ("aurora australis") by means of impressive images on the planetarium dome and explains what the phenomena are due to.

The Korean astrophotographer Kwon O Chul managed to record the light phenomena with all their many facets. The mesmerising nocturnal scenes make us want to experience the auroras for ourselves. "Aurora" reveals the beauty and variety of the lights in real time and in highest resolution – a momentous dance of shapes and colours.

This show is not currently included in our daily programme. Special viewings or other public shows can be arranged for groups of 50 or more or for schools by prior arrangement. Please contact our Conferences and Events team.

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Info
Camera Kwon O Chul
Original title Aurora – Lights of Wonder
Duration 30 minutes
Language Main programme in German
Translation Simultaneous translations in French / Italian / English (headphones)
Recommended minimum age age 8
Live description of the current sky in German after the main show

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