Solar Eclipse in Antarctica
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NASA Astrophysicists confirmed!

Joining Aurora Expeditions on this once-in-a-lifetime voyage as special guests, are two NASA Scientists, Astronomer Dr Michelle Thaller and Engineer Dr Andrew Booth. Assistant Director for Science Communication at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Centre, Dr Michelle Thaller, will act as the main lecturer for the voyage. Dr Thaller will conduct a series of talks together with Dr Andrew Booth on the solar eclipse, Antarctica and general astronomy in the staggering surroundings of Antarctica. Dr Thaller & Dr Booths' experience in Astrophysics is out of this world.

Solar Eclipse in Antarctica
A total solar eclipse occurs only every 1-2 years, and to witness it in Antarctica is without doubt a rare occurrence. Perched in a favourable position, we hope for clear skies and favourable weather conditions to witness the full solar eclipse which, will only be visible from Antarctica. Taking place in the early hours of December 4, 2021, (approximately 07:34) the Greg Mortimer will be in prime viewing position in the Weddell Sea to see the moon transition in front of the sun, shrouding the white Antarctic wilderness in a surreal darkness.

Trip Features:

  • Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the solar eclipse in Antarctica
  • Two NASA astrophysic scientists joining the voyage, Dr Thaller and Dr Booth
  • Witness Adélie penguins nest-building, occasionally stealing rocks from their unsuspecting neighbours
  • Photograph glistening icebergs and look out for orca whales hunting in packs
  • In South Georgia walk amongst some of the largest king penguin colonies on Earth and listen to their trumpeting mating calls


  • 1 night stay in Ushuaia, Argentina with breakfast
  • Half day city tour in Ushuaia, Argentina
  • 20 night expedition voyage aboard the Greg Mortimer, Ushuaia return
  • Enjoy daily breakfast, lunch and dinner including house wines^, beers^, and soft drinks^, afternoon tea and snacks
  • Shore excursions, guided walks and Zodiac cruises
  • Complimentary 3-in-1 polar jacket
  • Educational lectures and guiding services from the expedition team
  • Personalised photo book (post voyage)~
22 days from Balcony Stateroom
Departs 24 November, 2021 $37,039


Valid for sales to: 30 September 2019
Travel Period: 24 Nov - 31 Dec 21

* Terms & Conditions apply.
* Valid on select ship voyages only and select cabins.
* Offer is valid on new bookings only aboard the Greg Mortimer which must be booked and deposited by 30 Sep 2019, or until sold out, whichever comes first.
* Promotion is subject to availability at the time of booking and capacity controlled.
* The promotion is not available in conjunction with any other offer, can be withdrawn at any time and is not redeemable for cash.
* Normal booking terms and conditions apply.
* ^Dinner only.
* #Viewing the solar eclipse is subject to weather and ice conditions allowing for it to be possible.
* ~One photo book per booking. Prices and offers correct at time of printing and subject to change.
* From price based on Balcony Stateroom category C, inclusive of discount, gratuities are not included.
* For solo or triple share pricing please contact us.
* To confirm your booking, a completed booking form and non-refundable deposit of $3900 pp is required within 7 days of reserved berth/s.
* Further conditions apply, please ask at time of booking.
* Prices may be subject to change without notice due to supplier/operator tariff changes.
* Prices were correct at time of publishing but are subject to change due to exchange fluctuation up until full payment is received.