Nicholas Jones and I met in 2017 when he invited me to the exhibition of his new Aurora paintings at the Crane Kalman Gallery in London. He had seen my book Aurora: In Search of the Northern Lights and realised that we had a shared passion—the Arctic, the light and the aurora.
On the morning of my second surgery, the day after I had found out that the retina had come away again, I couldn’t help thinking about the ladders on Everest and how I had no choice but to do something that frightened me over and over again.
We spoke to Gavin from the Cloud Appreciation Society about the practical and emotional roles clouds perform for humans, intriguing cloud formations and his books. Gavins also shares valuable tips for cloudspotters.
Due to the COVID-19 lockdown many people are being forced to work from home for the first time. I’m sharing 4 tips each on the practicalities of home-working and on emotional well-being to thrive through isolation.
Seeing the aurora on a cruise is different to seeing it on land, and it brings its own advantages and challenges. To explore these, we spoke to astronomer Graham Bryant and tour guide Eva Stiegler to get their views and tips.
Adrien Mauduit is an aurora guide at the Aurora Borealis Observatory on Senja island in Norway. He’s also an accomplished night sky photographer. We asked him five questions about being an aurora guide and night sky photographer.