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Into the Arctic Skies: Aurora and Astronomy in Churchill

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Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.


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Alan Dyer

Alan Dyer is a writer and producer of planetarium programs for the TELUS Spark Science Centre in Calgary. He is one of Canada's best-known astronomy writers and serves as associate editor of SkyNews magazine, Canada's magazine of stargazing. He also serves as a contributing editor to Sky and Telescope magazine, writing frequent reviews of equipment. Alan has co-authored several best selling guidebooks for amateur astronomers, including “The Backyard Astronomer's Guide,” “Advanced Skywatching” and “Astronomy: The Definitive Guide.” As an amateur astronomer, his interests include astrophotography and deep-sky observing. Alan also takes the opportunity as often as possible to visit the southern hemisphere to pursue both interests under southern skies. His other obsession, eclipse chasing, has taken him to every continent, chalking up 15 total solar eclipses. Asteroid 78434 is named for him.

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Group Leaders make sure your program runs smoothly and are attuned to the needs of Road Scholar participants. These Group Leaders are participating on at least one day of one date of this program.
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Paige Harms

With a background in Isotope Geochemistry, Paige Harms brings a scientist’s expertise to her perspective on the environment of northern Canada. She has studied at the universities of Winnipeg and Waterloo, and her work has taken her north to the Yukon, Alaska, and the Northwest Territories. She has been leading teams of field research students at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre since 2003. Paige’s hobbies include writing, stone carving, homesteading and hiking, and she is also involved with animal rescue in Winnipeg.

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5 nights of accommodations
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