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The stars at night are big and bright, deep in . . . New Zealand?
December 6, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

Editor’s note: This blog is one of a series of travelogues by HMNS VP of Astronomy Carolyn Sumners, sent from the two-week solar eclipse viewing trip she led to the South Pacific. Astrophotography by Gary Young. The stars of the southern hemisphere are fantastic, with the brilliant Milky Way stretching from near the hunter, Orion, […]

What’s the over you’ll make it Down Under? Final chance to book a trip to Aussieland for a rare eclipse
October 10, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

It’s your final chance to get in on the trip of a lifetime (or at least the next several years) to Australia and New Zealand. The only total solar eclipse of the year is viewable on land only from the northeastern coast of Australia. The Museum has secured hotel space in Cairns for the rare […]

Girls just wanna have sun: Confessions of a compulsive solar eclipse chaser
April 30, 2012 · 1 Comment

As a veteran eclipse chaser, I’ve seen eight solar eclipses in trips that have taken me around the world. Why travel to the ends of the Earth for an event lasting only a few minutes, you ask? Astronomical objects lie far away and change very little from night to night or even from year to […]



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