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Address: 621 W 6th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone Number: +1 907-263-2993
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'AurorA - Alaska's Great Northern Lights' is a seasonal 100% Alaskan owned,...

'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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Last 10 minutes was credits to thank all those that helped. Some nice shots of northern lights. Price was 12 with coupon. Then the artist had prints for sale outside.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Dexter, New York
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Lebanon, Ohio
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This show was a gem, lasting only about forty minutes, but extremely beautiful in showing numerous colorful examples of auroras. The show was additionally very educational in explaining the scientific origins of the colorful lights. A great little attraction if you have some time in Anchorage...and within walking distance of the Anchorage Museum. Larry R

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The photos were amazing but the show got a little too repetitive after about 20 minutes. Still...a nice relaxing hour at a reasonable price.

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Chinle, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely stunning photography along with some of the back story of the patience and endurance required to capture these images. They presented some of the science but not as much as in the films in the Fairbanks museum. The background music was excellent but tended to lull some of those exhausted by the deceptive midnight sun to sleep.

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Dave P, Owner at Aurora Show, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to my presentation 'AurorA'. I appreciate your support. I do not present as much science about the aurora in my presentation for two reasons. First I must explain the complex science of aurora in simple terms for a world-wide traveling audience, many whom do not speak English. And secondly, because of the complexity of auroral physics... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This film is very exspensive for what it is - I found it very disappointing - I paid $13 I think this was too exspensive

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Dave P, Owner at Aurora Show, responded to this review

Sorry you felt my ticket price was "very expensive" for "what it was". $3.00 of your ticket is a Municipality of Anchorage head-tax, which is applied to all patrons over 19 years, whether they are buying a $10.00 ticket or a $200.00 ticket. So percentage-wise it is a tax quite disproportionate for my low-cost admission...my actual ticket prices start at... More 

Dexter, New York
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last 10 minutes was credits to thank all those that helped. Some nice shots of northern lights. Price was 12 with coupon. Then the artist had prints for sale outside.

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Dave P, Owner at Aurora Show, responded to this review

Thanks for coming to my presentation "AurorA". Actually my credits are exactly 5 minutes & 55 seconds & extend my thanks to many of the folks that helped with my success in capturing my rare auroral events across the state. My images encompass a 600 x 600 x 600 mile triangle across Alaska and has required an amazing amount of... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all, We could see and appreciate the photographer's enthusiasm about his works. However, this is not worth $13 at all, maybe not even $5. - this is just a huge screen showing mostly still images of auroras. Nothing different from what you can find online - supposed to be HD but some of the images are still blurry... More 

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Dave P, Owner at Aurora Show, responded to this review

Sorry you didn't enjoy my presentation. I could attempt to explain some of your misrepresentations mentioned above but it would be to no avail. I try my hardest to bring over 3 decades of Alaska's amazing light shows to life for a world population that will never see such beauty in their lifetimes. It is a satisfying endeavor! I hope... More 

Etowah, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I doubt I will ever see the real aurora borealis. So I decided to attend this display of digital images projected onto a screen. The material consists of thousands of digital images many of which are stunning. The material is copyrighted. I think the impact of the images could be improved by + IMAX presentation. The cost of the show... More 

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Dave P, Owner at Aurora Show, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to my presentation 'AurorA'. My show does contain thousands of images but they are not all "digital" as I began photographing aurora in 1980 back in the "pre-digital" film days. So many of the rarest of the colorful auroral displays in my show are high resolution films that, due to technological advances, are digitized for high... More 

Valley Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're a summer Alaska visitor, don't miss this 40 minute show at the Performing Arts Center- it's fabulous! It's professionally done, with marvelous musical accompaniment, and absolutely breathtaking. The patience of the photographer and crew, as well as the informative research data presented on the phenomenon, have produced a spectacular experience- very moving as well as incredibly beautiful. Blu... More 

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Dave P, Owner at Aurora Show, responded to this review

Thank you for coming by to enjoy my presentation 'AurorA'. I am honored to share my imagery with Alaska's visitors and locals alike. There is nothing more powerful or beautiful than multi-colored aurora dancing hundreds of miles above Earth across the star-fields to quench the soul. May you get to experience a real live view one of these days (nights).... More 

Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whether one has seen the Northern Lights or not, this collection of a local professional photographer's life long pursuit of taking photos of the Northern Lights, has been digitized and set to music. This show, a tad shy of an hour, in a comfortable downtown building is a must for nature lovers.

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Dave P, Owner at Aurora Show, responded to this review

Thank you for enjoying my presentation of Alaska's rare auroras. Auroras are one of the Earth's top Natural Wonders which should be experienced live, in the field, under the stars by all those who wish to view it first hand. I am honored to share my imagery with a world-wide audience, most of whom will never get the chance to... More 

Georgia
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77 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since everyone must fly out on the red eye flights, this seems to be a common last minute place to stop and rest before the airport. I read a previous review that it was just a series of slides and thought that couldn't be right. Oh no, it was. I wanted to really learn about the northern lights but this... More 

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Dave P, Owner at Aurora Show, responded to this review

Sorry you were misled that it is a "slide show"...as it isn't! And sorry you didn't enjoy my presentation. More 

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