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Yet_land_bg Total Solar Eclipse: Chile & the Skies of the Southern Hemisphere

Program Status: Wait List

Dates: June 25 - July 6, 2019

Total Duration: 12 days

Cost: $10,590 per person, double occupancy

Deposit (per participant): $1,000

Activity level: Moderately Active

Meg Urry
Astronomy, Physics

Tour Operator: Royal Adventures

Region: Central And South America

Online registration for this program is currently closed. Please call us at 203-432-1952 to check on availability or to make changes to an existing registration.


On July 2, 2019, join us to witness a total solar eclipse at a unique location—the north of Chile, home to world-class astronomical observatories. Enjoy special access to state-of the art observatories in the desert including: the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, or ALMA, the world's most powerful radio telescope, Paranal, home to the Very Large Telescope, and Cerro Tololo, where Yale-run SMARTS Consortium runs two 1-m class telescopes.

Your journey also includes an exploration of the Atacama Desert and some of the most extraordinary landscapes of our planet—volcanoes, evaporated salt lakes, lagoons and hot springs as well as a host of animal life. Top this off with stargazing in the Southern Hemisphere. Visit the Elqui Valley, and a pisco distillery. Conclude your adventure with lunch and a tasting of of select vintages in Chile's Maipo Valley wine-producing region.

Meg Urry

Meg Urry is the Israel Munson Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Yale and Director of the Yale... more>>