Life under the Arctic Sky

Delta College Planetarium & Learning Center
100 Center Avenue,
Bay City, MI 48708
This fully immersive show features the Sami People of northern Scandinavia as they follow the annual reindeer migrations and highlights the Northern Lights, dogsledding, and Sami legends. Sami herders call their work boazovázzi, which translates as “reindeer walker,” and that’s exactly what herders once did, following the fast-paced animals on foot or wooden skis as they sought out the best grazing grounds over hundreds of miles of Arctic terrain. The Aurora Borealis is a natural light display in the sky, especially in the high latitude regions, caused by the collision of solar wind and magnetospheric charged particles with the high altitude atmosphere. The Finnish name for the northern lights, “revontulet,” is associated with the arctic fox. According to one folk tale, moonlight is reflected from the snowflakes swept up into the sky by the fox’s tail. A total of 10 filming expeditions and 105 days were made to the Arctic to capture the Northern Lights, the Sami with their reindeer, and the beautiful Arctic scenery.
Life Under the Arctic Sky
Event Dates
Every Saturday from 06/02/2018 - 06/30/2018
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