Schedule

The Aurora Summit offers a weekend packed with activities related to the Northern Lights, Astrophotography and the Night Sky.

Meet our speakers and presenters for the next Aurora Summit on the Event page!

Aurora Summit 22

Conference Schedule

The conference schedule for Aurora Summit 22 is below. Any updates to the schedule will be posted here. Activities and times may be subject to change.

AURORA SUMMIT 22
Friday, Nov. 4 — Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022
Legendary Waters Resort
Red Cliff, Wisconsin

PRE-CONFERENCE PROGRAM: 9AM-5PM FRIDAY
Photography Bootcamp

Breakfast on your own

9am – Noon: Hands-on photography clinic for camera settings and exposure for aurora photography, manual focus, and photo composition in the dark.

Noon – 2 pm: Break for lunch (included)

2pm – 5pm: Interactive demonstration on star tracker set-up straight out of the box, from start to finish. Bring yours and learn how to set it up, polar align it, and attach a camera and lens.

5pm: Official conference program begins, Dinner at 7pm (included)

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4

2 – 5pm: Registration, Legendary Waters Resort

4pm: Cash Bar Opens

5pm: Aurora Chasers Atlas! Meet Travel Companions (approximate start time)

7pm: Welcome, Dinner (Included)

8pm: Aurora Chasing Panel Discussion with Q&A

9pm: Night Photography on your Own

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5

8am: Hot Breakfast (included)

9-9:45am: Session I
a. “The Fundamentals of Aurora Photography,” (B) with Jeanine Holowatuik
b. “What Is the Aurora, How Does it Happen and When Should I Look?” (B) with Bob King
c. “W.O.W. (Way Out in Washington): Aurora Chasing in the Pacific Northwest”, (B) with Steve Luther

10-10:45am: Session II
a.”Taking Your Images Further: Using blending and tracking to create beautiful high definition photos,” (I) Marybeth Kiczenski
b. “Voyager and the Heliosphere,” (B) Dave Falkner
c. “From Northern Lights Newbie to Aurora Addict: My Journey and Roadmap to Successfully Capturing the Beautiful Borealis,” (B) Steve Luther

11-11:45am: Session III
a. “How to Use a Star Tracker and What You Can Do,” (A) Melonie Elvebak
b. “The Parker Solar Probe, the Solar Orbiter and Space Weather Reporting,” (I) John ONeal NC Stargazer
c. “Native Culture: Introduction to Our Anishinaabe Culture and the Meaning of Place,” (B) Anna Martineau Merritt

Noon-2:30pm: Lunch & Vendors (Lunch included)

2:30-3:15pm: Group Presentation by Vincent Ledvina
The Sun-Earth Connection: The Science and Processes behind the Northern Lights” (A)
Vincent Ledvina 

3:30-4:15pm: Group Presentation by Bob King
“Upcoming Celestial Events You Don’t Want to Miss,” (B) Bob King

4:30-5:15pm: Group Presentation by Justin Anderson
“Color in Lights: Chasing the Aurora Colorblind,” (I) Justin Anderson

5:30pm: Group Photo

6pm: Cash Bar Opens

7pm: Banquet Featuring Aurora Summit Slideshow (Dinner included)

8pm: Keynote Speaker Dr. Tamitha Skov

9:30pm: Night Demonstrations & Photography Clinics

10–11pm: BYOL Light Painting Party

Interactive! Bring your own light toys, light strips, flashlights, and costumes to get in on the fun!
Dusk to Dawn: Group Aurora Chase

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6

8am: Hot Breakfast (Included)

9am: Travelogue

10:30am: Aurora Jeopardy!

11:30am: Raffle & Grand Prize

12:20pm: Farewell

12:30pm: Lunch on your own

All activities take place at the host hotel, Legendary Waters Resort, located on Lake Superior’s shore in Red Cliff, Wisconsin. 

Check out our Events page to learn about the presenters!

Educational Sessions

  • “The Sun-Earth Connection: The Science and Processes behind the Northern Lights,” (A) Vincent Ledvina 
  • “The Fundamentals of Aurora Photography,” (B) Jeanine Holowatuik
  • “The Parker Solar Probe, the Solar Orbiter and Space Weather Reporting,” (I) John ONeal NC Stargazer
  • “What Is the Aurora, How Does it Happen and When Should I Look?” (B) Bob King
  • “Upcoming Celestial Events You Don’t Want to Miss,” (B) Bob King
  • “Color in Lights: Chasing the Aurora Colorblind,” (I) Justin Anderson
  • “Native Culture: Introduction to Our Anishinaabe Culture and the Meaning of Place,” (B) Anna Martineau Merritt
  • “Becoming an Aurora Chaser: From Beginner to Addict,” (B) Steve Luther
  • W.O.W. (Way Out in Washington): Aurora Chasing in the Pacific Northwest”, (B) Steve Luther
  • “Taking Your Images Further: Using blending and tracking to create beautiful high definition photos,” (I) Marybeth Kiczenski
  • “Voyager and the Heliosphere,” (B) Dave Falkner
  • “How to Use a Star Tracker and What You Can Do,” (A) Melonie Elvebak

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