The guide will tell you about the starry sky and deep sky objects. With clear weather, you will probably be able to spot the Andromeda galaxy at a distance of 2,5 million lightyears. And our own galaxy, the Milky Way, will extend like a fuzzy band over the night sky. The small open starcluster Pleiades M45 will sparkle like a beautiful diamond.
There will also be good opportunities to see the magical Aurora Borealis, the Northern Light. The Northern Light have inspired some of the most dramatic tales in Nordic mythology and the Vikings believed that it was earthly manifestations of their gods. In the Sámi culture the Northern Light did not tell story about heroism, but instead it thought to be the souls of the dead.
You will get an insight into the challenges of more advanced astrophotography, but also learn how to catch ”the Aurora” with your camera!
We will also ”Fika” in a traditional swedish way with coffee/the and some pastry!
When: Thursday February 4, Friday February 5, Saturday February 6. Booking request the day before activity
Duration of activity: 3-4 hours
Time: We will meet at around 15:30
What’s included: Guide and storytelling, Knowledge how to catch Aurora and insights in astrophotography, Swedish Fika, transport with car, Mouth Protection, pick-up by car in central Jokkmokk by appointment, tripod
What you need: Warm clothes, Camera
Payment: Swish or Paypal-link (paypal or card)
Price per person: 1995 SEK/person
Booking:Send a booking request to firstname.lastname@example.org After confirmation you can choose to pay with Swish or via Paypal-link (paypal or card)
I can’t guarantee the weather, nor the Aurora to show up, but I can guarantee a lot of nerdy storytelling and a great experience!
What I do to minimize risk?
Only company/partners. (No mixture from different companies). We wear mouth protection in the car, access to hand alcohol in the car