Total Solar Eclipse 2019: Chile and the Skies of the Southern Hemisphere
Witness the next total solar eclipse at a unique location in the north of Chile and explore world-class astronomical observatories with Anneila Sargent, Caltech's Ira S. Bowen Professor of Astronomy, Emeritus
June 28–July 9, 2019
Join the Caltech Associates and faculty trip leader, Anneila Sargent (PhD '77), Caltech's Ira S. Bowen Professor of Astronomy, Emeritus, on an exclusive President's Circle journey to the Chilean highlands to witness a spectacular total solar eclipse on July 2, 2019, at a unique location in the north of Chile, home to world-class astronomical observatories.
Go behind the scenes to enjoy special access to state-of-the-art observatories including the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), the largest astronomical project in existence; Paranal, home to the Very Large Telescope; the Gemini South Telescope, an 8.1-meter Telescope; and Las Campanas, two 6.5-meter telescopes and the future site of the Giant Magellan Telescope.
This unique journey also highlights the region's natural beauty beginning with a tour of Santiago and a day in the lovely Casablanca Valley, where we will savor wines from some of Chile's renowned coastal wineries. Explore La Serena with a visit to the Elqui Valley, a pisco distillery, and stargazing with local astronomers at a public observatory. We will conclude the adventure in the Atacama Desert and discover some of the most extraordinary landscapes of our planet—volcanoes, evaporated salt lakes, lagoons, hot springs, and a host of animal life.
Please view the trip brochure for the itinerary, reservation guidelines, and detailed pricing.
Download the reservation form.
This trip is open to President's Circle members of the Caltech Associates. We hope you can join us for this very special opportunity. Please contact Nicola Wilkins-Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or (626) 395-6045 with any questions. For more information on how to join the Associates, please visit our membership page.