Travel with The Planetary Society & Betchart Expeditions
Have you ever wanted to witness an eclipse – from the depths of a canyon system or from the skies in an airplane? What about your dream of watching the night skies come alive, dancing with the colors of the Northern Lights?
Your dreams can come true. Join expert guides and your fellow space enthusiasts on a thrilling Planetary Society expedition.
Antarctica, Alaska, China, Mexico, Lake Baikal, the Grand Canyon, Tahiti…The Planetary Society’s partner in travel since 1999, Betchart Expeditions, will take you on the travel experience of your dreams.
Take the first step. See where we’re heading next, then download your brochure for more details and to be on your way.
Explore with Us
March 3–9, 2016 - Watch the Northern Lights dance across the night sky above the 49th state. Learn about different types of auroras, and hear about current research, at the University of Alaska’s Geophysical Institute. Plus, visit Poker Flat Research Range to learn how rockets are used to study the Aurora Borealis.
August 20-September 4, 2016 - Discover the fascinating natural world of Madagascar and watch the Annular Solar Eclipse on September 1, 2016 as it crosses the sky from Africa. This unique island nation has a profusion of species only found here. An amazing opportunity!
February 23–March 9, 2017 - This Antarctic voyage is one-of-a-kind because it will include the Annular Solar Eclipse on February 26, 2017! Enjoy the breathtaking scenery and magnificent array of wildlife in this pristine, scientifically rich wilderness.
Our LightSail test mission was successfully completed and our Kickstarter campaign ended June 26th, raising $1.24 million dollars for LightSail's 2016 solar sailing mission! Miss the Kickstarter campaign, but still want to donate? You can!