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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.

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Tanzania and Eclipse Safari

August 23–September 3, 2016 - Come on a safari with us! In Tanzania we will look for lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, and hippos. and watch the Annular Solar Eclipse on September 1, 2016 from a coffee plantation near Tanzania’s remote Ruaha National Park.

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Chile and Easter Island Eclipse Adventure

February 22–March 7, 2017 - Have summer fun in the Southern Hemisphere as we see Chile’s Osorno Volcano, Chilean Patagonia and, on February 26, the Annular Solar Eclipse. We’ll voyage to San Rafael Glacier and end our trip on fabled Easter Island.

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Antarctica and the Annular Solar Eclipse

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.

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Alaska and Aurora Borealis

March 2–8, 2017 - 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.

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Grand Tetons - Total Solar Eclipse

August 15-23, 2017 - We invite you to join us on this fascinating adventure in the American West, including seeing the Total Solar Eclipse atop Rendezvous Mountain overlooking the Grand Tetons!

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Sun Valley Idaho Eclipse

August 18-26, 2017 - We invite you to join us on this fascinating adventure in the American West, including seeing the Total Solar Eclipse overlooking Sun Valley, Idaho!

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