Join Douglas Duncan, PhD (BS ’73), University of Colorado astronomer and eclipse tour veteran, for this unique experience. Head to Horseshoe Bay, designated as an IDA International Dark Sky Community, near Austin, Texas to experience a total solar eclipse. Book now, eclipse tours for 2024 are already selling out (the next US eclipse won't happen until 2045.)
Head to Austin, Texas to experience a total solar eclipse, led by University of Colorado astronomer Douglas Duncan, PhD (BS ’73). Duncan, a well-known popularizer of astronomy, has spent decades modernizing planetariums. Horseshoe Bay is designated as an IDA International Dark Sky Community and one of the top destinations in the United States to go see the most beautiful Milky Way.
During Duncan’s tenure as Director of Fiske Planetarium at the University of Colorado Boulder from 2002-2018, the facility became the most technically advanced planetarium in the US. Duncan has worked with Cain Travel to create a highly rated experience, including a fun and accessible itinerary and exclusive guest speakers.
Don’t miss this opportunity, the next US total eclipse isn’t until 2045.
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Whether traveling the U.S. or throughout the world, you will reminisce about your experiences for the rest of your life!
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Journey to the pristine islands that inspired Charles Darwin's The Origin of the Species. This special expedition features special curriculum before departure and during the trip guided by Caltech's Rob Phillips, Fred and Nancy Morris Professor of Biophysics, Biology, and Physics. This trip is co-presented by the Caltech Alumni Association and the Caltech Associates
Second departure date added! Experience the raw beauty, wildlife, and unparalleled natural wonders on this exceptional adventure. See the grand cascades of Victoria Falls, follow in Mandela’s footsteps on Robben Island, and see untamed wilderness from aboard the elegant Rovos Rail. Experience South Africa, Botswana, and Zimbabwe on this remarkable luxury safari tour. September 24 departure date sold out.