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.

2021/2022 Adventures

An overview of the exciting trips awaiting you in 2021 and 2022 (PDF Brochure).

Discover Hawaii, including Botanical Gardens, Scenic Highlights & Mauna Kea Observatory | 31 March - 10 April 2021

Explore the botanical wonders of Hawaii, with leadership by two excellent naturalists.

Arizona Skies & New Discoveries | 18 - 25 April 2021

Explore the natural and astronomical wonders of a desert paradise.

Galapagos Islands Lunar Eclipse | 11-20 May 2022

Come join us for 8 days and 7 nights in Galapagos, and see the Total Lunar Eclipse over the Galapagos Islands on board the comfortable, 100-passenger M/V Legend. See the Lunar Eclipse on May 15, 2022, and discover the night sky and constellations in this remote wilderness with leadership by popular Planetary Society astronomer Dr. Tyler Nordgren.

Grand Canyon Expedition, Including Zion & Bryce Canyon | 28 May - 5 June 2021

Come explore and see the magnificent Canyonland dark skies at night!

Annular Eclipse on Baffin Island, Canada | 6 - 11 June 2021

See the Annular Eclipse spectacular "Ring of Fire" over Canada’s remote Arctic capital on Baffin Island, 3 hours north of Ottawa.

West Greenland Annular Eclipse | 3 - 13 June 2021

An extraordinary, rare opportunity to see an Annular Eclipse pass over northwest Greenland halfway between the Arctic Circle and the North Pole.

Antarctica Total Solar Eclipse | 23 November - 15 December 2021

See a Total Solar Eclipse in a trip of a lifetime from a unique view in Antarctica.