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Into the Arctic Skies: Aurora and Astronomy in Churchill

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Donna Gomes Jan 14, 2015 at 11:17 AM

Need advice regarding clothing
Donna Gomes Jan 14, 2015 at 11:29 AM

anyone traveling from SFO?

Nora Trodden Dec 20, 2014 at 08:51 AM

We attended the Into the Arctic Skies trip one year ago in Feb. 2014. Amazing trip! Read my Trip Advisor review of the Northern Studies Center. Be sure to take advantage of the rental Sorel boots at the Center and the other clothes if you need them. You will need them!

Michael Lotker Dec 18, 2014 at 12:16 AM

I'd love to connect with others who are going on the 2/10/15 trip. I am a 66 year old male, a physicist and a rabbi.
Pam Allgood Dec 28, 2014 at 09:38 AM

Hi Michael. Good to see another person is going on this. I'm a retired teacher from GA. This is one of my bucket list items.

Faith Frankel Feb 18, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Anyone from Hunterdon, Somerset, or Morris County traveling from Newark Airport to Winnipeg on March 4 for this trip? Would share expense getting to the airport.

Nora Trodden Jan 02, 2014 at 09:44 AM

Has anyone else been watching NOAA's Space Weather site? The solar storm activity is increasing, which is good for our viewing of the Aurora in February. Let's keep our fingers crossed!
Kathleen Brannigan Jan 02, 2014 at 11:41 AM

No, Nora, I haven't been. But thanks! I will start. Fingers crossed, for sure.

Linda Harden Dec 27, 2013 at 06:09 PM

I have recently signed up for the March program as my first RS and also traveling as a single... It looks to be quite an adventure. I plan to take the option to rent a parka and snow pants....and I have started practicing some night photography and researching which of my camera gear is best for northern lights and stars.... And daytime snow.

Kathleen Brannigan Dec 22, 2013 at 11:30 PM

Also, I am traveling there as a single. I am 67 year old single woman. I like a mixture of quiet time to absorb the day, journal a bit...but also like sharing. The booklet suggested we use this space to find a roommate. Is anyone interested in making a connection to see if we would work as good roommates? This is for Feb, 2014 trip.
Gerald Dowling Dec 23, 2013 at 12:59 PM

We did the trip Feb 2013 and had to arrange our own transportation to Churchill from Phila. We chose to stay a few days in Winnipeg and then take train to Churchill. Winnipeg at was worth the stop to see the ice and snow sculptures and watch skating on the Rivers. Train ride was quaint, bumpy over packed snow but comfortable. Kitchen was closed so all microwave meals. The Aurora Borealis was splendid and we would recommend the trip. Bring a good Camera and practice shoot the sky at night Enjoy Jerry

Kathleen Brannigan Dec 22, 2013 at 11:27 PM

I am just signing on, now. this is my first program with RS. I also thought that RS provided transport from Winnipeg to Churchill and back. Is that not right? It is too late for me to call them, but I will call them in the am. I am going in Feb 2014.
Jean Marie Mahaney Feb 01, 2014 at 11:06 AM

(I don't see how to respond to your roommate post.) Have you gotten a roommate yet? We might work out. I'm a single woman, 66, and I like a mixture of private and social time. I'm really looking forward to this trip! It's my first Road Scholar journey.
Kathleen Brannigan Feb 03, 2014 at 09:18 AM

Sounds like a good match.
Kathleen Brannigan Feb 03, 2014 at 09:19 AM

I will contact Road Scholar and see if this can be arranged.

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