Milwaukee Public Museum leading six night trip to Chile for 2019 solar eclipse

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – The Milwaukee Public Museum is leading a seven day, six night trip to see the solar eclipse in Chile.

The 2019 trip will leave June 28 and return July 4.

“The splendor of a total eclipse is unparalleled; there’s truly nothing like it,” said Bob Bonadurer, Director of the Daniel M. Soref Planetarium and Dome Theater. “After we got back from our 2017 eclipse trip to Missouri, we received an outpouring of gratitude from those who attended. We knew then we had to create more opportunities for our community to be able to take part in these once-in-a-lifetime events, even if it wasn’t in our backyard. We’re incredibly excited to be able to offer this unique trip in Chile.”

For the 2019 trip, the group will spend three nights exploring Santiago, taking tours of Cajon del Maipo and Isla Negra before going north for three nights of luxury “glamping” in the Andes. Far from any city lights, but with all the comforts of home as our Sibley tents house bed, bathroom and even a fireplace, the starry southern night sky will be a wonder to explore and a highlight of the trip.

For the eclipse on July 2, the group will view it with filtered telescopes, viewing glasses and protective observing tools to make this rare sky-sight the best experience possible.

The trip will cost someone traveling alone $7,500 and two people $4,650 each. A deposit of 50 percent is due at the time of the reservation. The balance is due November 15, 2018.

Here's what’s Included: Welcome dinner on June 28, Overnight accommodations from June 28 to July 3, Breakfast meals on June 29 through July 3, Lunch meals on June 29 through July 3, Dinner meals on June 28 and July 1 through July 3, Ground transportation from June 29 through the morning of July 4, Roundtrip airfare between Santiago and La Serena, Admission fees to all tour stops, Guided evening southern sky viewing with MPM Astronomer Bob Bonadurer, Eclipse glasses, telescope access during the total solar eclipse on July 2 and access to other safe viewing equipment, and MPM eclipse shirt and bag.

To book the trip and learn more information click here.

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