The guest speaker at the September society meeting on Wednesday 23rd was Mr Robert Williams from Huddersfield Astronomical Society.
His presentation was entitled ‘Icelandic Aurora’. Mr Williams spoke about a recent holiday he had in Iceland, at the village of Reykjahlíð on the shores of lake Mývatn. He explained how Aurora are created, from solar flares emanating from the sun as they interact with the Earths magnetic field.
Mr Williams also explained that similar activity occurs on the other major planets in the solar system. His presentation was illuminated by images of the Aurora he took whilst at Lake Mývatn.
Mr Williams visit drew a large number of society members, who thoroughly enjoyed his presentation
Mr Robert Williams
Solar flares interacting with the Earths magnetic field
Aurora on Jupiter
Aurora over lake Mývatn