Winter Skies: Aurora and Astronomy in Churchill Located directly beneath the aurora oval, Churchill is the best place on Earth to view the spectacular northern lights (aurora borealis) and the Churchill Northern Studies Centre has your front row seat with their Winter Skies: Aurora and Astronomy in Churchill tour. For over 240 years, astronomers and physicists have journeyed to Churchill to probe the upper atmosphere with cameras, balloons, and even rockets. And now, you too can marvel at the aurora from the comfort of the CNSC’s heated viewing dome by night and explore the Churchill area by day – local tours, cultural presentations and an afternoon of dog sledding offer a taste of life in the sub-arctic. Tour runs from February 7 to 12, 2013.  Experts predict that 2013 will be the peak of the current solar cycle. So don’t miss out, there are only five spots left!