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Astronomy Travel

The ASP is pleased to partner with MWT Associates in their unique astronomy-focused tours and expeditions – a travel experience enriched by the expertise and knowledge of a distinguished lecture team. Please review their upcoming trips below, and follow this link for more details and booking information.

As a corporate partner, MWT Associates makes a profound investment in education via ASP programs and services. We are very grateful to them, and encourage you to support all of ASP’s corporate partners. When you do, you join in our mission to foster science literacy through astronomy for tomorrow’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) leaders.

2014 Destinations

Churchill: Polar Bears, Northern Lights, Hudson Bay Train
October 25 – November 1, 2014

The Churchill Polar Bear adventure takes place in October during the prime time when the polar bears gather in large numbers to begin their annual hunt. From Winnipeg to Churchill ride on board Via Rail’s Hudson Bay train for two nights. Joined by scientist and astronomer, Dr. Seth Shostak of the SETI Institute, you will experience Polar Bear viewing from the comfort of the Tundra Buggy. Space fills very quickly for this small boutique tours. This is a true Arctic adventure not to be missed.

Norway Northern Lights in the Land of the Arctic
November 9 – 16, 2014

Bergen and Tromsø

The winter auroral oval hovers over the north coastal town of Tromsø, Norway. Here you can experience and photograph the rainbow, colored curtains as they roll and wave across the dark, canvas sky overhead. Visit the famed Polaria, scientific museum, displaying the historic polar exploration. A two night stop in Bergen is also included with a stay in the historic old waterfront.

2015 Destinations

The Great Faroe Islands Spring Equinox Total Eclipse Tour
March 14 – 23, 2015

The Faroe Islands have been awarded the highest rating for “Environmental quality, sociological and cultural integrity” by National Geographic. The fantastic landscape of small islands and green mountains are linked by modern undersea tunnels, bridges and ferries. The eclipse of March 20, 2015 will cross these unspoiled islands where the cliffs along the fjords are filled with over 260 species of birds, with 40 remaining in the Faroe Islands year round. The old Faroe houses, as their Norwegian Viking ancestors once built, are typically black with turfed roofs insulating against the Nordic weather. Prior to traveling to the Faroe Islands, the eclipse tour begins with three nights in the moss covered lava fields of Iceland, where you will also experience many of nature’s grandeur with the aurora borealis, geysers and some of the 15,000 waterfalls. Our distinguished team of experts will offer astronomical lectures. No background in science will be necessary. We invite you to many great experiences in these small islands of the North Atlantic.