The Delta College Planetarium will host an encore of “See the Northern Lights”
The Delta College Planetarium in Bay City will host a special live Northern Lights presentation, “See the Northern Lights” at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 16. Planetarium Director and Astronomer Mike Murray will demonstrate what causes the Northern Lights and how to observe them using the unique wraparound environment of the Planetarium’s Dome360 Theater.
“Aurora borealis activity is increasing as the frequency and intensity of solar storms increase,” Murray said. “As solar flares become more violent, charged particles are released into space and can be caught in the Earth’s magnetic field, triggering the Northern and Southern Lights.”