Photograph the Aurora

Friday, January 26th

light painting with aurora

8:00pm                - Meet at Outdoor Adventures

9:00pm                - Arrive at the chosen location 

11:00pm               - Return to vehicles and head back to UAF

12:00am              - Arrive at UAF


Trip description:

We will be on the hunt for the Aurora! Campus photographers will be along to provide instruction  on how to photograph the aurora. We will drive to one of the domes (Murphy Dome, Pedro Dome, Ester Dome…) Location will depend on our best bet to see the Aurora. Make sure to bring your camera and tripod, if you need a camera you can rent one from the library. There will be a short bit of hiking, but we will mostly be hanging out taking pictures and enjoying the show in the sky so be prepared with warm clothing.  In the event there’s no Aurora, we will be light painting instead.

If the weather really isn’t cooperating, we do have a back-up evening scheduled for Friday, February 9th.


Things to bring:

  • Sturdy warm boots (OA has Mountaineering Boots)
  • Daypack
  • Synthetic or wool long underwear tops and bottoms
  • Fleece jacket or wool sweater and/or vest
  • Snow pants, or hiking pants, shell pants
  • Puffy coat
  • Warm winter gloves/mittens
  • Warm socks
  • Warm wool or fleece hat and neck gaiter
  • One liter water bottle
  • Camera and tripod - you can rent from library

Bold Items can be provided by OA as a part of the trip.



Refund Policy:

Payment in full is required to sign up for a trip. A 100% refund is available if you notify the Outdoor Adventures office of the cancellation more than two weeks (14 days) before the first day of the trip.  Cancellation two weeks to 3 days (13 to 3 days) before the trip entitles the participant to a 50% refund. No refund is provided if the participant does not show up or cancels 2 days or less prior to the trip.


Safety and Risk Management:

Due to the nature of outdoor travel there are certain inherent risks in all of Outdoor Adventures’ trips. Acceptable risks include but are not limited to: hiking up and down steep inclines with muddy and loose footing, hiking in winter conditions. Conditions may include below freezing temperatures, thunderstorms, rain, sleet and high winds.  Driving risks may include slick roads, poor visibility and wildlife. Alaska is a wild place - you need to take ultimate responsibility for your own safety as only you can. For your protection we require you to carry health insurance. You can purchase insurance for $2.60/day from the University (ask for details). All info is subject to change due to safety, weather, current conditions, etc.!