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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.

Explore with Us

Discover Cuba

March 30 - April 7, 2018 - We invite you to join us as we explore Cuba in 2018! On this fascinating program, we will travel on a General License from the U.S. Treasury Dept. to take friends and members of the Planetary Society on a People-to People Discovery of Cuba.

Baja California & The Sea of Cortez Among The Great Whales

January 27 - February 3, 2018 - Join Dr. Tyler Nordgren in Baja California to observe the 2018 Lunar Eclipse. It is absolutely the best place to be to view this remarkable phenomenon.

Alaska and Aurora Borealis - March 8-14

March 8-14, 2018 - 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.

Alaska and Aurora Borealis - March 15-21

March 15-21, 2018 - Due to popular demand, we are offering a second, identical, Alaska Aurora Borealis tour. Don't miss out!

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!

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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Help advance robotic and human space exploration, defend our planet, and search for life.


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