Stargate —and Aurora Australis

StargateVEVO Published on Mar 16, 2017
Stargate – Waterfall ft. P!nk, Sia
Waterfall is the debut solo single by Norwegian production duo Stargate, featuring vocals by American singer Pink and Australian singer Sia. The song was released on 10 March 2017, by RCA Records. The song was written by Stargate, alongside Diplo, Sia and Jr. Blender.

Baby, you’re my oxygen
When I cannot find my way on Earth
You know I can be when I hold on
Even when the rapid’s strong

### rcarecords.com (New York — March 17, 2017)
Stargate Releases Music Video For “Waterfall” Feat. P!nk And Sia
Norwegian producer/songwriter team Stargate, comprised of Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Eriksen, today releases the music video to their debut single as a recording artist Waterfall feat. P!nk and Sia. Shot at iFly in Ontario, California and directed by Malia James (Alessia Cara, Troye Sivan, Halsey), the innovative and futuristic video features world champion air dancers Inka Henriikka Tiitto and Amalie Hegland Lauritzen. The air dancing pair showcase their incredible skills by gracefully dancing in a wind tunnel with bursts of color, bringing Waterfall to life. Waterfall feat. P!nk and Sia has received outstanding critical response across the board including coverage in Fader, Pitchfork, and Entertainment Weekly. As lifelong fans of American popular culture, Stargate has created their own sound drawing equal inspiration from hip hop, electronic music and classic Scandinavian songwriting, and have become a mainstay of today’s worldwide musical landscape. LA-based Stargate will surprise, excite and inspire both existing and new fans through their own new forthcoming music, which will feature new, up and coming artists, as well as some of today’s biggest superstars. Read more

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Aurora are caused by charged particles in the magnetosphere being blown by solar winds into the upper atmosphere. The resulting energy loss causes ionization, which emits light. Sometimes referred to as polar lights, aurora are predominantly seen in the high latitude (Arctic and Antarctic) regions.

More than 130 photographers and enthusiasts left Dunedin Airport at 9pm on Thursday night (23 March), travelling south to the Antarctic circle and the southern auroral zone to see the natural lights phenomenon up close. The special Aurora Australis mission was the bold idea of Otago Museum director Dr Ian Griffin, but caught the imagination of aurora photographers with the flight selling out in less than a week. Tickets for the inaugural flight cost $4000 for economy class and $8000 for business class, and sold out in just five days. The official hashtag #flighttothelights has started trending on social media.

Stuff: Spectacular views of Southern Lights on world’s first aurora flight
[Great coverage + Videos]

The eight-hour flight included roughly five hours’ viewing of Aurora Australis.
Organisers are hoping to schedule another charter flight next year, although with Air NZ’s 767 planes going out of service, there are concerns the 2018 flight may have to depart from Christchurch or another main centre.

Flight path for inaugural trip from Dunedin [via stuff.co.nz]

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Stephen V Published on Mar 23, 2017
Aurora Australis From Flight NZ1980 23-24 March 2017
The first ever chartered flight to the Antarctic Circle from Dunedin New Zealand to intercept the auroral oval on the night of 23 March 2017. The 8 hour flight was a great success.

Another view:

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6 responses to “Stargate —and Aurora Australis

  1. Elizabeth

    At Facebook:

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    ### dezeen.com 19 hours ago
    Supertall skyscraper hangs from orbiting asteroid in Clouds Architecture Office concept
    By Jessica Mairs
    In a bid to get around terrestrial height restrictions, Clouds Architecture Office has proposed suspending the world’s tallest skyscraper from an asteroid, leaving residents to parachute to earth. New York-based Clouds Architecture Office drew up plans for Analemma Tower to “overturn the established skyscraper typology” by building not up from the ground but down from the sky by affixing the foundations to an orbiting asteroid. “Harnessing the power of planetary design thinking, it taps into the desire for extreme height, seclusion and constant mobility,” said the architects, who have previously drawn up proposals for space transportation and a 3D-printed ice house on Mars.
    Read more + Images

    *Images: Clouds Architecture Office

  3. Andersons Bay

    Well done Dr Griffin for this. It just goes to show what can happen in Dunedin when people of genuine vision are given space to achieve things. Impossible to imagine the old museum board or anyone at DCC/ORC with the ability or motivation to instigate anything of similar quality. The city is lucky to have him.

  4. Elizabeth

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    Gorillaz Published on Mar 23, 2017
    Gorillaz – Ascension (Official Audio)

    Gorillaz Published on Mar 23, 2017
    Gorillaz – Saturnz Barz (Spirit House)

    Tracks from the new album Humanz.

  6. Elizabeth

    Dunedin NZ Published on Sep 7, 2015
    Dunedin’s Aurora Hunters
    Discover the magical night skies of Dunedin through the eyes of passionate local enthusiasts Dr Ian Griffin, Director of Otago Museum and Paul Le Comte, Dunedinite aurora enthusiast.

    Video by Spit & Polish Media
    http://www.spitandpolishmedia.co.nz/

    Credits:
    0.59 – 1.08 – Taichi Nakamura
    1.09 – 1.16 – Stefan Mutch
    1.17 – 1.20 – Ian Griffin
    1.21 – 1.25 – Paul Le Comte
    1.26 – 1.32 – Taichi Nakamura
    1.33 – 1.42 – Stephen Voss
    1.43 – 1.48 – Taichi Nakamura
    1.49 – 1.53 – Stefan Mutch

    #NZMustDo #DunnerStunner #Dunedin

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