Total Solar Eclipse Chile

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JUN. 25 - JUL. 6, 2019 $8,990
Santiago, San Pedro de Atacama, Antofagasta, La Serena
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Total Solar Eclipse Chile

JUN. 25 - JUL. 6, 2019
Santiago, San Pedro de Atacama, Antofagasta, La Serena

On July 2, 2019, join us to witness a total solar eclipse at a unique location—the north of Chile, home to world-class astronomical observatories. Enjoy special access to state-of the art observatories in the desert including: the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, or ALMA, the world’s most powerful radio telescope, Paranal, home to the Very Large Telescope, and the Gemini South Telescope, an 8.1-meter telescope. Your journey also includes an exploration of the Atacama Desert and some of the most extraordinary landscapes of our planet—volcanoes, evaporated salt lakes, lagoons, and hot springs as well as a host of animal life. Top this off with stargazing in the Southern Hemisphere. Visit the Elqui Valley, a pisco distillery and Isla Demas part of the Humboldt Penguin National Reserve. Conclude your adventure with lunch and a tasting of select vintages in Chile’s Maipo Valley wine-producing region.

Cost: $8,990
Royal Adventures
Activity Level: Active
Vigorous pace, frequent movement, extensive walking over uneven walking surfaces, hiking, embarking and disembarking Zodiac watercraft and lack of handicap facilities

UCLA Faculty on Tour

JEAN-LUC MARGOT
Department of Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences
Jean-Luc Margot is Professor and Chair of the Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences at UCLA.  He is a planetary astronomer who conducts research on the properties of habitable worlds using a variety of spacecraft and telescopes, including the largest telescope on Earth at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, the Very Large Telescope in Chile's Atacama Desert, and the Kepler space observatory.  He leads a teaching and research program focused on the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) with UCLA undergraduate and graduate students.

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STEP 1
Download the tour Reservation Form here. This tour is booked quickly, so sign up early to reserve space.

STEP 2
Enclose a check or provide credit card information for $1000 per person, per tour, as a deposit for the selected tour. Make check payable to Royal Adventures. Deposits are provisional and fully refundable pending your acceptance of final brochure terms.

STEP 3
Mail completed reservation form and your deposit to:
UCLA Alumni Association
Attn: Alumni Travel
James West Alumni Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1397

A brochure will be mailed to you as soon as it is available.