Importance of exploration

The Northern Lights have been the subject of wonder for millennia.  In this film, physicist Melanie Windridge explores the arctic in her search for the aurora borealis, or Nothern Lights.  She briefly explains how the Northern Lights are formed and the links between science and exploration.

Melanie also performs some science experiments in the mountains of Nepal and talks about how science kept them safe in such a hostile environment. 

These films are by Dr. Melanie Windridge was produced by Dave and Nell Thomas, with aurora film from Jan Helmer Olsen.

 

 

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