Northern Lights (2013)

This project, working with images and data from the Auroral Imaging Group (Emma Spanswick and Eric Donovan), was designed to promote campus research as well as related library resources.


Screen with map portraying the location and live imagery from the Northern Lights cameras.

Design to fit the eight-screen wall display on the main floor of the Taylor Family Digital Library, this project displayed a variety of assets created by the Auroral Imaging Groups sensors located across the Canada (and beyond) as well as related library resources. The project dynamically parsed the ftp video site to randomly display a variety of the northern lights videos. Also, the display brough in live displays when possible (e.g., during evening and night live videos were shown).

This project was entirely web-based. Unfortunately the site is no longer live as the AuroraMax team has changed the online availability/locations of the videos.


Description of the AuroraMax reearch project.


Description of the Themis research project.


Library resources.


Library resources.


UCalgary Press and Arctic Institute Resources.


Video screen displaying captured video from aurora camera. Continually loads and display videos. Shown at 4K resolution (3840X2160) across the left four displays.


Video screen displaying captured video from aurora camera. Continually loads and display videos. Shown at 4K resolution (3840X2160) across the left four displays.


Locations and live snapshots (when video is available).


Science info about aurora.


Science info about aurora.


Science info about aurora.


The Themis project still provides their live map.

By John Brosz, May 2013. Comments, suggestions or questions? If so, email me (john@brosz.ca) .