The most interesting place Terry and I visited during this year's Ottawa Doors Open weekend was a 50-year-old geomagnetic lab run by National Resources Canada.
This map that shows recent earthquakes in eastern Canada, where we live...
Terry is pointing to Kelowna, in the BC interior, a city I lived in during my teenage years. My parents continued to reside there for more than 40 years. I'm pleasantly surprised to see that few earthquakes have occurred in the Okanogan Valley.
I notice also that Red Deer, Alberta, where we lived prior to moving to Kelowna, has not had much earthquake activity. Edmonton has had a bit more...
Aurora Borealis or northern lights are potentially dangerous electrical charges in the sky that are "the result of collisions between gaseous particles in the Earth's
atmosphere with charged particles released from the sun's atmosphere".
Electrical charges from the northern lights can knock out power transformers and disrupt satellite communication, so they need to be monitored carefully.
The work done at this lab is so fascinating! If I were still in school, space weather is definitely something I would be interested in studying!