17050 Montebello Road
Cupertino, CA 95014-5435
Fax: (408) 252-1444
us... In the coming year on excellent expedition
voyages and journeys of discovery. You will travel with members of AAAS,
Sigma Xi, ACS, the Planetary Society, and friends of Betchart Expeditions
Inc. to outstanding locations worldwide. Travel with groups of like-minded
travelers and stimulating scientific experts who share a love of learning,
discovery, and adventure. We invite members and non-members to participate!
and Friends... Many of our expeditions provide wonderful opportunities
for families and friends to enjoy adventures together. Each expedition
offers a variety of experiences with much to appeal to a wide range of
interests. Along with our experts and local guides your family and friends
will have an exciting, educational, once-in-a-lifetime adventure!
Betchart's Iceland Eclipse 2015 Expedition met with rousing success, including
sparkling clear skies for the Eclipse flights in three 757's over the North Atlantic!
The Eclipse viewing was terrific and the Aurora Borealis was breathtaking!
(Aurora photo courtesy of Sue Kayton; plane photo courtesy of Helgi Gudmundsson).
See all the photos
Quotes from the participants
"Being aloft in a plane is a different view....... you see very high resolution. You see the fine details of the corona."
"There are no words, it was just incredible, it was unbelievable, it was so cool".
"You see it starting to get dark...... .I want to share the euphoria with everyone - it is euphoria!"
"This is my 11th Eclipse. I've seen 9 Total and 2 Annular. Each solar eclipse is different. They are a lot like people. It's almost a mystical experience!"
Map for Discover Antarctica, including the Annular Solar Eclipse!
February 23-March 9, 2017
Truly a rare opportunity to explore Antarctica and see an Annular Eclipse
(just south of Trelew, Argentina!)
AURORA BOREALIS Slide Show
Thanks to Brad Josephs
|Explore the Unique Heritage of this Enchanting Land including the Annular Solar Eclipse September 1, 2016!
MADAGASCAR ANNULAR SOLAR ECLIPSE 2016
August 20–September 4, 2016
For Astronomy & Eclipse Enthusiasts
our Web site: SolarEclipseTrips.com
Our trips for eclipse and astronomy enthusiasts are designed to travel to prime viewing areas that provide the best opportunities to meet scientists and to view the aurora borealis, meteor showers, or eclipses with clear skies. We invite guest experts to provide you with detailed information,
handouts, briefings, and solar glasses (when
recommended). You will also see and
enjoy the surrounding cultures, archaeological or historical wonders,
natural history, and scenic landscapes of the area with like-minded individuals who
enjoy seeing the aurora, meteor showers, or eclipses as much as you do!
news! Betchart Past Travelers now have a place where they can
share their expedition experiences and pictures.
to Traveler's Corner
Study Abroad Trips & Private Trips
organize University Study Abroad trips for teachers or students
in China. If your university might be interested, please let us
know. We also organize private family trips to Costa Rica, to
the Galapagos Islands (on 20- or 40-passenger yachts, or on cruise
ships), or on Safari in Africa, or in India.
can organize scientific conferences in Galapagos, Easter Island,
Costa Rica, and other places which combine your normal meeting
agenda with an excellent educational travel experience. Please