The total eclipse of the Sun is the most spectacular event in all of Nature! Few people have ever witnessed one, but once seen it is an experience never to be forgotten. The Moon's dark shadow plunges you into an eerie twilight and the Sun's mysterious and incredibly beautiful corona is revealed.
The following links offer an introduction to this awe inspiring phenomenon:
Retired NASA astrophysicist, author, photographer and eclipse expert Fred Espenak is now available to speak at your meeting, conference, event, or star party.
Fred has been invited to speak on eclipses in venues around the world. Targeted at a general public audience, Fred's talks capture his passion and excitement about eclipses and astronomy.
With the growing interest in the upcoming 2017 total eclipse through the USA, the demand for speakers on this event is increasing quickly.
See Public Lectures and Speaking Engagements for more information.
Lunar eclipses have a unique beauty all their own. Vist the following links to learn more about them and enjoy the photographs!
An eclectic collection of eclipse related special features is found below. Enjoy!
Experience the Norway’s aurora oval as you cruise aboard the MS POLARLYS from Kirkenes to Bergen. Photograph the rainbow, colored curtains as they roll and wave across the dark, canvas sky overhead. During the day visit the picturesque waterfront villages and towns. There is a one-night stay in Bergen, post-cruise, in the historic Bryggen waterfront. The cruise is highlighted with lectures by astronomers Fred Espenak and Dennis Mammana.
Visit Melitatrips for details on the 10-day itinerary.
The next total eclipse of the Sun is on 2013 November 03. Some of the best weather prospects for this event will be in northern Kenya. MrEclipse.com and Spears Travel are organizing a trip to view this eclipse from the shore of Lake Turkana. Please visit Spears Astronomy Travel for more information.
Departing from Amsterdam aboard the M/S Princess Seaways on March 14 and returning March 23. Plenty of opportunities for optional sightseeing in the Faroe Islands. On March 20 the Sun's spectacular corona will be revealed for two minutes (weather permitting)!
For more on the 2015 total solar eclipse visit the NASA Eclipse Web Site.
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