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Lecture: The Northern lights - from ancient myths to modern science

A Northern lights expert and a renowed scientist Pål Brekke will take you on a journey of interpretation of this beautiful phenomenon from ancient to modern times. Attendance of his lecture on October 26 at Technical Museum Nikola Tesla is invitation-only. However, live streaming of the event is secured.

The multimedia presentation will include several clips from a new award-winning documentary «The Northern Lights - a Magic Experience» as well as new stunning real time video of the Northern Lights. 

This stunning phenomenon is deeply embedded in the mythology of many cultures, and in the past, the causes of northern lights were ascribed to everything from dancing spirits to God’s anger. But no one suspected a connection with the Sun until a little more than a hundred years ago, when an eccentric Norwegian scientist, Kristian Birkeland, realized that the Sun bombards the Earth with particles.

Now you have the chance to learn more about it hands on!

Attendance of the physical event is invitation-only. However, everyone interested can follow a live stream of the lecture on our You Tube channel. Make sure to press "Notify me" on the you tube link so that you are remined when the streaming starts. 

The event is a collaboration between the Technical Museum Nikola Tesla and the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Zagreb.