MSURA Exclusive: Round-the-Clock Light in Nature
- Tuesday, October 19, 2021 from 11:30am to 12:30pm
- MSU Alumni Foundation , Great Room - view map
Light in the natural world can provide beautiful colors and patterns that are both pleasing to the eye and challenging to the mind. Have you ever wondered what causes the colors you see in the sky? Perhaps seeing the blue daytime sky, a rainbow, or the Aurora Borealis has made you want to know a little bit more about the cause, the location, and the timing of those colors.
Daytime optical phenomena like the blue sky, sunrise and sunset colors, and rainbows are seen by most of us, but what about nighttime optical phenomena, such as the Aurora Borealis ("Northern Lights"), moonlit sky colors, or nighttime rainbows?
Professor Joe Shaw will address these topics and questions with daytime and nighttime photographs and simple explanations of the scientific principles that explain how these phenomena arise and when and where we should look to see them. He will also share what we can do to not wash out these nighttime displays unintentionally with our artificial lighting while still staying safe.
This event is free, but registration is required. Registration opens on Monday, October 4 and an RSVP is required by Monday, October 18th.
If you have questions regarding this event, please contact the MSU Alumni Foundation at 406-994-2586 or [email protected].
- Alumni Foundation