Our astronomer led and culture-rich astronomy tours provide opportunities to experience unique astronomical events and excellent star gazing in exotic countries. As well as set date eclipse and astronomy tours, we also tailor make eclipse and astronomy travel for individuals.
Our Astronomy travelling ideas appeal to small groups, led by acclaimed astronomers, to individually designed and personalised itineraries, as well as to family travel – what more exciting privilege than to introduce our children to the galaxies! All of our Astronomy Tours are small groups which is the best context in which to experience nature, so that you’re assured plenty of space and personalized attention when you need it.
Experience the total lunar eclipse on the 28th September 2015 in South Africa. This 14 day tour will showcase the beauty of Cape Town, the incredible Cape Spring Flowers, private wine tasting, incredible dining experiences as well as boat and land based whale watching, and a special visit to SALT (The Southern Africa Large Telescope).
INDIA: a FASCINATION WITH THE UNIVERSE
Incredible India – just the words fill our senses with the exotic, vibrant colours, delicious food and historic cultures and iconic treasures like the Taj Mahal. To combine all of this with a fascination for the universe and some exceptional stargazing in the most breath-taking locations, look no further than this adventure to India.
with the Transit of Mercy
This small group tour is designed is provide excellent star gazing and astro photography opportunities. We will visit Sutherland, home of SALT the largest telescope in the southern hemisphere and have ample time to visit other telescope domes. In the Karoo – where equipped with 10" Meade LX 200 and 11" Celestron Nexstar GPS and expert guides, we will be in situ for the New Moon and the Transit of Mercury.
The ethereal northern lights, also known as the aurora borealis, brighten the night sky in a mystical display of color. View the lights from the custom-built Aurora Pod, offering 360-degree views on the night sky in warmth and comfort. On this exciting Arctic adventure our days are filled with distinctly northern activities such as dog sledding, and the nights with the potential for the best aurora viewing on the planet.
To stand beneath the northern lights as they swirl across the night sky is a dream most nature travelers yearn to realize. The allure of capturing that phenomenon in pictures holds special appeal for photographers. Our photography-focused version of our Northern Lights & Arctic Cultures adventure is designed to help you get outstanding images of this stunning natural event.
Few visitors will forget their first glimpse of the Southern Cross, or Cruz del Sur. The skies above the Andean foothills, are recognized as being the clearest in the southern hemisphere, a fact which has led the world's great astronomical laboratories to construct giant observatories here. Astronomers in the 21st century are turning to the high plateau of Chile to locate their largest and most sensitive telescopes. This tour will take you to a number of the most advanced observatories and allow you to view the magnificent southern skies with a selection of smaller sized scopes.