AuroraMAX monitors the intensity and frequency of the aurora borealis above Yellowknife, Northwest Territories through and beyond solar maximum. Observation data is collected and analyzed at the end of each season to identify trends and enhance our understanding of the Sun-Earth relationship.
The Legendary Sky Project
Explore the nature, culture and wonder of Canada’s northern sky. Launched in 2010, The Legendary Sky Project is a community-driven education initiative dedicated to the collection and preservation of northern sky knowledge and heritage in the Northwest Territories.
Aurora Borealis for Tourism Professionals
These one-day training sessions for tourism professionals introduce the fundamentals of aurora science, aurora forecasting and how to use available space weather tools to enhance any aurora tourism experience.
Science is Beautiful
More than just colourful screensavers, Astronomy North Society images and videos often tell a scientific story. Our library features over a million images and includes a wide range of astronomical, aeronomical and atmospheric events.
Northern Sky Calendar
A handy tool to help northern skywatchers of all ages experience a wide range of celestial, aeronomical and atmospheric events regardless of how bright, dark or cold it is outside.
Frequently Asked Questions
These one-day training sessions for tourism professionals introduce the basics of aurora science, aurora forecasting and how to use available space weather tools to enhance the tourism experience.
Glossary of Terms
A collection of alphabetically-organized space science terms, acronyms and relevant northern sky vocabulary to enhance your knowledge and perspective.
Infographics and Statistics
A collection of northern sky infographics, charts and statistics presented by the Astronomy North Society for educational purposes.
An updated list of Canadian astronomical organizations, facilities and other educational resources.
The Northern Lighthouse Project
This community outreach initiative in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories features a network of beacons designed to raise local awareness of space weather, geomagnetic storms and the science and splendour of Canada’s Northern Lights.
Cool Products and Services
A showcase of innovative products and services for high latitude skywatchers. Learn about astronomy software, mobile apps, safety products, telescopes and more.
Links to Astronomy North Society announcements and press clippings.