“Experience the Aurora” at the Anchorage Museum Planetarium amazed Margaret and I with the beauty of the Northern Lights. The show was a 25 minute movie of time-lapsed photography of the Northern Lights in the Arctic Circle. We are learning about the Aurora Borealis is to help prepare us for the silk dying class we will attend in the evening. Can’t wait to learn about dying a scarf to look like the Aurora Borealis. Stay tune for our post.
Did you know: The Salteaus Indians of eastern Canada and the Kwakiutl and Tlingit of Southeastern Alaska also believed the lights to be human spirits, whereas an Eskimo tribe living on the lower Yukon River believed the dancers to be the spirits of animals. (Jokinen, Anniina. “Aurora Borealis, The Northern Lights, in Mythology and Folklore.” Luminarium. 4 Feb 2007. http://www.luminarium.org/mythology/revontulet.htm)
Margaret and I had fun learning about the Aurora at the Anchorage Museum.
May the brushstrokes of God’s blessings paint the canvas of your life+
Tuesday Aug 6
After our meeting we drove across town through heavy traffic, the four lane highways run through Anchorage as main streets. We went to the Anchorage Museum to see a plantarium movie – Experience the Aurora.
Marvel as the Northern Lights shimmer and glisten overhead
with time-lapse footage captured in the Arctic Circle. This immersive show is the next best thing to being under Alaska’s winter night sky.
We came into the museum and had a great lunch of turkey and swiss on homemade bread, chips, sweet tea. The highlight of lunch… homemade creamy bcon filled with large chunks of crisp sweet pickles potato salad followed by soft and chewy homemade peanut butter cookies. To die for..
Carol and I then went and sat in the auditorium …..humm….2 minutes we are still alone with dim lights..a real quick check of museum map..oooops..wrong place…off fast ..ran to planetarium. Thank God the not to far. We really enjoyed the movie and the comfy seats.. amazing footage of Aurora.
Just beautiful photography, from Ak, Iceland and other places of the Northernlights.
We were amazed with the Native Alaskian collections in the museum. . Wow! Even though they are very beautiful all were made to be usefull.
Art exhibit of Alaska. Sketchbooks, drawings and paintings of Alaska.
Anchorage Museum Gallery Artists
Alaska Exhibit website
happy travels and Godbless,
Come back for notes on painting class.
Weather mid 60’s light rain
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