The Pros and Cons of Relying on Kp

When you’re trying to catch the Northern Lights for the first time, it’s natural to wonder when you can see them and where. The answer to these questions, it turns out, is not so easy.

Aurora Chasing at the 42nd Parallel

When you get discouraged, take a closer look at the odds. What are the odds of capturing a vivid Northern Lights display as far south as the 42nd Parallel?

Inspired by Night Sky Myth & Legend

There’s more than one way to tell your story. With a new perspective, this piece shares insight into my adventures as an Aurora Chaser.

Whistling on a Mountain

If one happens to be out alone at night under the Aurora Borealis and hears a whistling sound, one has only to whistle in return, and the lights will come closer out of curiosity.

Launching the Solar Orbiter

“We’re going to make beautiful science.” Nothing captures the launch of the ESA Solar Orbiter better than the words of NASA’s Dr. Nicola Fox. As a NASA Social Media Ambassador, I had the honor of attending a live launch.

Songs for the Heliosphere

Gearing up for a trip to Cape Canaveral to witness the launch of the Solar Orbiter, I asked friends to share their favorite songs about the sun, aurora and outer space. The resulting playlist is phenomenal! There are too many awesome songs to name, and these are just a few. It’s a bit of a…