- Receive community alerts when the aurora is sighted near you.
- Take and share pictures of aurora.
- #DoNASAScience by helping to track rare auroras like STEVEs.
- Connect with scientists, other enthusiasts, and Aurorasaurus Ambassadors around the world.
- Time: Once you’ve observed an aurora, reporting takes 5 min.
- A smartphone or computer with internet connection
- A camera and tripod for photographing auroras (optional)
- Knowledge: None. Online training video provided.
- Visit the project website.
- Click “Join us” or “Login” to sign in using your Facebook or Google account to receive free aurora alerts and our newsletter.
- When you see the aurora: Click the “Yes” button to report it.
- When you can’t see the aurora: Click the “No” button to make a report.
Activities are available for younger participants: for example, a card game that helps answer the surprisingly complicated question, "how can I see the aurora?".
Image by Donna Lach, Aurorasaurus contributor.
Photo by Hugo Sanchez.
Photo by Christy Turner Photography.