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From scientific explanations of charged particles, to ancient myths about sprinting foxes, the more you know about the Northern Lights, the more you’ll be able to appreciate them. There are many educational centres located around the aurora zone. Finland’s Aurora Kota has aurora projections, astronomy talks and local storytelling, while Reykjavik’s Northern Lights Center has an aurora experience room, interactive displays and tips on nighttime photography. Science fans can take a day trip to the Esrange Space Center in Northern Sweden, which gathers information from its rockets and balloons. Visitors to Fairbanks should stop by the sound and light installation at the University of Alaska’s Museum of the North, and Norway’s Tromsø University Museum also has Northern Lights displays.