Flight to the Lights competition winners excited to see the southern lights over Antarctica

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Flight to the Lights competition winners excited to see the southern lights over Antarctica

The Dodd-Walls Centre sponsored 10 students from across New Zealand to take a seat on the Air New Zealand Dreamliner flight to the skies over Antarctica. The students had great views of the aurora and learned about the science behind the lights from experts from the Dodd-Walls Centre and Otago Museum. The Dodd-Walls Centre is committed to research excellence and science outreach, encouraging more kiwis to appreciate and engage in science and the amazing world around us.

Check out some amazing Southern Lights footage in this article from the Otago Daily Times.  Video credit:  Brad Phipps, Photo credit: Taichi Nakamura