University of Alberta has a website that monitors geomagnetic activity in the Edmonton area, called Aurora Watch. There you can sign up for free email alerts, when aurora borealis or northern lights have a chance of occurring. I received a red alert a few weeks ago, and decided to take my oldest son with me to Elk Island Park for a “capture the lights in the sky” mission. Unfortunately at the site, Konrad realized that his little point and shoot camera did not have the settings necessary to record the northern lights. I setup both of my cameras, one with fish eye lens, the other with wide angle, on the beach of Astotin Lake. Since Konrad wasn’t able to take any photos, I let him operate one of the cameras. It was a great time, just being there, chatting, counting down exposure time, and watching the amazing light show in the skies above us. Great great time. Enjoy!