Aurora: In Search of the Northern Lights
What are the northern lights? And do we really understand them?
Dr Melanie Windridge, plasma physicist, speaker, writer… with a taste for adventure.
She has a PhD in fusion energy from Imperial College London, is Communications Consultant for fusion start-up Tokamak Energy, has worked in education with the Ogden Trust, Anturus and the Your Life campaign, and is a STEM Ambassador.
Dr Melanie Windridge investigates, interweaving the science with a background of history, folklore and changing landscape to bring together space, place and science in style. She reminds us that the aurora is more than just a spectacular light show, and that it’s the stories across the ages that bring it to life.
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