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Our imaginative Eclipse tours to Faroe Islands, Indonesia, Tanzania and North America (Wyoming), are designed to give the best viewing opportunities, with expert knowledge and an incredible traveling experience. 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. 

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Astronomy Travel Blog

The Independent Travellers blog takes you on a journey around the world, following their eclipse addiction, mixing astronomy and travel perfectly. 

Eclipse countdowns - Dr Kate Russo

Natalie Harman

As an Eclipse Chaser, Kate likes to plan ahead and know exactly where she will be on specific dates a few years in advance. This means that she is always on an ‘eclipse countdown’, using eclipse maps as a scaffold for her future.  Today marks two years until the Great American Eclipse. Find out what is on Kate's agenda until the big day - 21 August 2017. 

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Look Up Samara

Natalie Harman

Caught in the shadows of some of the Great Karoo’s romantic mountain ranges, sits Samara Private Game Reserve. With nearly 70 000 acres of the Great Karoo’s natural landscape, Samara is made of seemingly never-ending plains, rugged mountains and blankets of clear skies to gaze upon the glittering constellations above.

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STAR BEDS IN AFRICA

Natalie Harman

There really is something very special about an African sky. Maybe you share a fascination for the wonders surrounding our vast universe, or maybe you simply love gazing up at the galaxies? More and more people are looking for a pristine wilderness experience that is as personal as it is memorable and at The Independent Traveller we believe Star Beds offer this perfectly. 

Here, we display some of the most special star beds in Africa. 

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An Annular Eclipse: A Ring Of Fire

Natalie Harman

When the Moon passes directly in front of the Sun it doesn't always block out all of the Sun's disc. How can this be? Terry Moseley explains the difference between an Annular and a Total Solar Eclipse and talks about our next annular eclipse, viewed in Tanzania 2016.

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Solarsphere: Astronomy and Music Festival

Natalie Harman

The Independent Traveller is very excited to be attending this year’s Solarsphere festival which will be happening on the 14 – 16 August 2015. Solarsphere is a brand new event combining the science of Astronomy with a back drop of a music festival. You'll want to be there.....

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Our 2015 Total Solar Eclipse Community Involvement

Natalie Harman

The Independent Travellers dedication to involve and educate the local communities about a Total Solar Eclipse was bought to life in the Faroe Islands, with strong media presence. Read on to find out more on our community involvment and why this is at the very HEART of our tours.....

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SAROS CYCLES AND ECLIPSES

Natalie Harman

Someone on the Faroe Islands Tour asked an unusual question about Saros Cycles to which Terry was only able to give him an approximate answer. It amounted to 'How many Total Eclipse Saros cycles can run concurrently?'

Like most things to do with eclipses, it's not simple, so this is Terry's response...

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