AURORA Expeditions will have NASA astronomer Michelle Thaller and NASA Engineer Andrew Booth onboard for the expedition company's total solar eclipse voyage in December 2021.
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.
Travellers on this voyage will be part of a once-in-a-lifetime event as the full eclipse taking place in the early hours of December 4, 2021, will only be visible from Antarctica.
Aurora Expeditions' soon-to-be-launched polar-class ship, the Greg Mortimer, will be in prime viewing position to see the moon transition in front of the sun, shrouding the white Antarctic wilderness in a surreal darkness.
The 22-day total Solar Eclipse in Antarctica voyage departs Ushuaia, Argentina on November 24, 2021 and includes planned visits to the South Shetland Islands, the Antarctic Peninsula, Elephant Island, South Georgia and the Falklands-Malvinas.