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Aurora Show

621 W 6th Ave, Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Anchorage, AK 99501
+1 907-263-2993
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I couldn't believe the beautiful photographic images this man, Charles Parkhust, has captured of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Annapolis, Maryland
worth the time

For anyone who can't see the real thing for anyone who wants to see rate wonderful images of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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'AurorA - Alaska's Great Northern Lights' is a seasonal 100% Alaskan owned, designed and operated presentation open daily from May 24th through September 1st. 'AurorA' is not a "documentary" about aurora. But rather 'AurorA' is a very rare collection of auroral occurrences over many years showing people worldwide what a remarkable natural event the aurora is across the grand night skies of Alaska. Although mostly photographed with high resolution films in the pre-digital age, with recent leaps in High Definition technology, 'AurorA' is now projected in HD Blu-Ray(R) quality. The introduction has a portion of science about aurora but the rest of the show contains stunning images played to original music scores. This is the result of the desire to capture the absolute best auroral displays Alaska has to offer. Having chased aurora across Alaska since early autumn of 1980, I've found it to be the most difficult subject matter and task to be devoted to. There are countless hours in the field, the need for unending patience, more lost sleep than one can even begin to imagine and my 'office' is extremely cold most of the time.
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  • Terrible21%
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621 W 6th Ave, Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Anchorage, AK 99501
+1 907-263-2993
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I couldn't believe the beautiful photographic images this man, Charles Parkhust, has captured of the Northern Lights. Some were primarily green; others were vibrant blues and orange hues. The accompanying music to this show was excellent also, especially the piece called "Blue Violin".

Thank NancyFineberg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For anyone who can't see the real thing for anyone who wants to see rate wonderful images of the real thing you should definitely go to this show. It's 45 minutes of beautiful videos and images of the Aurora Borealis set to music. The Prelude...More

Thank GreeBean2828
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed this short presentation - - basically 40-minute 'movie' that offered a brief lesson in Aurora's and a lot of very impressive footage captured by a man who spend 30+ years (and many, many, many cold nights) filming the amazingly beautiful northern lights.

Thank Jennifer100SanJose
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Northern Lights show was beautiful the photography made us feel like we were actually viewing them in person. We also got to meet the photographer he was very warm & personable.

Thank scarlettillinois
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Loved the show of northern lights set to music. Dave Pankhurst has commuted his life to capturing Aurora Borealis images by spending many cold nights in hopes of seeing the lights. The show shares his images with those of us who may never see them...More

Thank Pam B
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

It's money spent to take a nap. The pictures are nice though can be found on a post card. It was not informative at all and the credits lasted longer than the show.

Thank scottieb50
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Do not miss this 45 minute presentation of outstanding photography combined with science - a work of brilliance by David Parkhurst that totally mesmerises you as you watch the brilliance of the skies unfold. He has gone to great lengths and travelled in not so...More

Thank SthAussietravelgirl
Reviewed 21 June 2017

I was not in Alaska at a time we could see the Aurora, so this had to do. It was well made and the theatre was very nice.

Thank Tammye G
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Basically it was a slide show of one artist's aurea borealis photos that he had taken over several years. Very beautiful but after a while a little boring - and I do feel bad for saying that ;-) It's okay, if you have some time...More

1  Thank windlicht
Reviewed 3 September 2016

This was an excellent movie. Located right down town and with frequent showings it makes it an easy attraction to see.More

Thank Tom B
Dave P, Owner at Aurora Show, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2016

Thanks for coming to my presentation. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it & certainly appreciate your support. The Alaska Center for the Performing Arts is definitely located in the center of Anchorage & easily accessible. It is a first class venue & is overseen...More

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