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Join the ASP on astronomical tours to points around the world.

cruise ship in the arctic
Courtesy of MWT Associates


June 25 - July 6, 2013
Sail with the ASP crossing the Arctic Circle to the land of the midnight sun aboard the 132 guest Silver Explorer. View polar bears in their natural habitat; look for antlered reindeer as you hike the tundra or walrus and seals or kayak around icebergs.

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annular eclipse
Courtesy of MWT Associates

Arizona and New Mexico Annular Eclipse

May 17 – 23, 2012
Journey through the enchanted lands of the Anasazi, the Hopi and the Navajo to view the annular eclipse on May 20, 2012. Touring such iconic astronomical sites as Lowell Observatory, the Arizona meteor crater, and the Very Large Array.
Explore the beautiful Southwest at Oak Creek Canyon, Zuni and Acoma Pueblos, and Canyon de Chelly, with its sheer red cliffs and innumerable prehistoric Indian dwellings.

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Keck observatory
Courtesy of Philipp Haupt

Hawaii 2012
Transit of Venus

The last Transit of Venus in our lifetime will occur on June 5-6, 2012. For North Americans, sunset occurs before the transit concludes. But Hawaii is one of the closest places to North America where the entire transit will be visible. Join Dave Eicher and Dr. Alex Filippenko as they lead the way with astronomical talks, star parties, and a visit to the Keck Observatory on the Big Island of Hawaii.

First Tour: June 2-7, 2012
Second Tour: June 4-9, 2012

Courtesy of MWT Associates

Australia: The Great Dreamtime Total Eclipse

November 2012
Australia: Largest island, sixth largest country, and a continent that is also a country. From barren deserts to lush rain forests to the sun-drenched Pacific rim, Australia, offers landscape and wildlife diversity like no other. Experience the Sun's total eclipse from the Great Barrier Reef! With the choices offered, you may select to visit the Wild West Northern Territory, Aboriginal Red Center and the the lush gardens of the south, or continue to New Zealand or Tasmania. The tour offerings are divided into five groups with variations on each group.

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