Discover the Northern Lights in the most unique way – by air! In this unique experience, passengers will learn all about the Aurora Borealis and get a presentation from a professional astronomer on board in an approx. 3-hour flight.
The Aurora Borealis, or as it's more commonly known, the Northern Lights, is a natural light show resulting from an interaction between the magnetic fields of the Earth and the Sun. The Aurora’s appearance can vary from a weak glow to a breath-taking, sky-filling spectacle, and even though the best views may be had from ground level, visibility can be hampered by surrounding light pollution, bad weather or an inconveniently cloudy night.
We are delighted that once again our main guest astronomer for these excursions will be Pete Lawrence. Pete appeared regularly in the first series of the BBC’s long-running Sky at Night programme as their observing expert, and is now being seen on our screens as one of the main presenters since the second series which launched in February 2014.
Joining Pete on Omega’s expert astronomy team will be Nigel Bradbury, a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and an active amateur astronomer for over 40 years, as well as Dr Lee Sproats, who has also appeared on the BBC Sky at Night programme and was on the live Giotto spacecraft Halley encounter broadcast from the Royal Greenwich Observatory.