The Northern Lighthouse Project
The Northern Lighthouse Project is a two-phase community outreach initiative dedicated to raising local awareness of space weather, geomagnetic storms and the science and splendour of Canada’s Northern Lights.
PHASE I: Northern Lighthouse Installation and Outreach (2013-2018)
In 2013, the Astronomy North Society installed a series of rooftop lighthouses in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. These lighthouses work to raise local awareness of space weather, geomagnetic storms, and the science and splendor of the aurora borealis.
PHASE II: Commemorative Lighthouse Design & Construction (2018-2020)
In 2018, the Astronomy North Society will work with partners and sponsors to design, construct and maintain two commemorative Northern Lighthouses in Yellowknife that aim to support local tourism, promote mining history and serve as new icons for the capital of the Northwest Territories.
• Increase opportunities for northern families, visitors and skywatchers of all ages to observe aurora borealis activity;
• Enhance online access to scientific information about the intensity, frequency and consistency of the aurora borealis above Yellowknife, Northwest Territories;
• Raise local awareness of space weather, aurora forecasting and geomagnetic storms;
• Design and construct two Northern Lighthouses with distinct linkages to tourism and mining history;
• Strengthen connection between science, mining and tourism;
• Raise global awareness of Canada’s Northern Sky;
• Raise necessary funds to support construction activities.
For more information about The Legendary Sky Project please visit our website at: www.northernlighthouse.ca