On Nov. 14, 2012, a total solar eclipse will occur that will be visible from northern Australia and the southern Pacific Ocean. To view this eclipse from an optimal site, A Classic Tours Collection is offering tours to Australia, both departing Nov. 9. This unforgettable journey takes travelers to the state of Queensland, nicknamed the “Sunshine State” for its warm, tropical weather. We will explore Far North Queensland before traveling to the bush for an optimal viewing of the eclipse. From our exclusive mountain top site with 360º view of ocean and rain forest.
Participants will see the moon completely obscure the sun from an exclusive vantage point, and an expert astronomer will explain the phenomenon as it unfolds. Extensions to other australian attractions and papua new guinea are also offered.
View the eclipse with world-renowned Astronomy expert Prof Jay Pasachoff Field Memorial Professor and Director of the Hopkins Observatory at Williams College. Pasachoff is also Chair of the International Astronomical Union's Working Group on Solar Eclipses. He is the co-author of "The Cosmos: Astronomy in the New Millennium," "Nearest Star: The Surprising Science of Our Sun and of The Solar Corona," and author of "Astronomy: From the Earth to the Universe". His "Peterson Field Guide to the Stars and Planets" is widely used by the general public as well as the amateur astronomy community. This will be his 55th eclipse.
This tour is led by Mark Sood of A Classic Tours Collection. Mark has been organizing and leading tours to worldwide destinations for over 25 years. His first eclipse group tour was in 1980 and he is proud to be hosting his 12th Eclipse group tour in 2012. Mark's meticulous planning and expert handling of every detail have resulted in the highest level of success on all of the past 11 Solar Eclipse Tours. As a testament to the success, a large number of participants are repeat customers who anxiously await the next tour and even the next after that.
After the eclipse viewing, travelers may choose to return home or continue their journey on several travel options, including Darwin, Australia, and the country of Papua New Guinea (options for Tour 1); and Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef, Alice Spring and Ayers Rock, and Sydney (options for Tour 2). Don’t miss this chance to explore Down Under while witnessing a mesmerizing natural phenomenon.
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