Greetings from Fairbanks, Alaska! I’m here for a couple days on a trip with GoPro1 to check out some interesting science-related things. GoPro is working with Project Aether; the production team includes scientists which are rigging GoPro cameras to weather balloons. The goal is to capture amazing video & still photography from new vantage points.
Over the next couple of days, I’ll be meeting the team, learning about the cameras, learning about the balloon setup, participating in balloon launches and retrieval (including a trip via dogsled), and hopefully creating some great images. I look forward to sharing what I discover.
Rocket scientists and great camera gear? I’m in.
Follow along with our adventures using the #GoProAlaska hashtag on Twitter.
The image shown is not the northern lights, and isn’t even from Alaska, but it seemed like an appropriate illustration…
In the interest of disclosure: GoPro is sponsoring all costs of the trip and providing me with a GoPro camera. ↩