An interview with Bob Twiggs on the CubeSat and beyond. Great engineering projects and it is possible to do some science (although for the bucks I think there are richer areas for science and amateur science)
I've been lucky enough to have watched several dozen auroral displays over the years. These days there are any number of beautiful aurora videos, but almost all of them are time lapse to allow the relatively faint light to collect on each frame. Realtime is amazing. As cameras improve we'll get better realtime videos - here is a recent one from Iceland.