Travel & Tours
Communities and companies will be organizing modern adventures to maximize your transit of Venus experience. See the interactive Locations map on the NASA Sun-Earth Day website for sites hosting transit of Venus programs.
The community near the Michigan-Indiana border, dubbed Michiana, will host multiple attractions that celebrate the 2012 transit of Venus, including a planetarium program, public lecture, performance of John Philip Sousa's Transit of Venus March, art exhibits, historic artifacts on display, the NASA EDGE webcast, activities, transit of Venus beer, and solar-filtered telescopes. Bring your gear and celebrate the riches of this celestial treasure trove: TRansit Of VEnus.
Tolaga Bay, on the east coast of New Zealand's north island, will spearhead transit of Venus programs with other partners; from the Royal Society of New Zealand.
InSight Cruises is joined by Sky & Telescope's Editor in Chief Robert Naeye with optional observatory visits in Hawaii.
Solar Eclipse Trips (Betchart Expeditions, Inc.) visits Hawaii with Bill Nye and the Planetary Society.
Ring of Fire Expeditions travels through central Asia for 14 days, witnessing the 2012 transit of Venus in Turkmenistan.
TravelQuest sets up in Tahiti for 2012 Transit of Venus.
Astronomical Adventures combines the 2012 June transit of Venus and the 2012 May annular eclipse of the Sun from the western USA with a tour of Northern Arizona, Utah and Wyoming.
Explorers Astronomy Tours will watch the 2012 transit of Venus from Hawaii as part of its Observatories Tour.
South America Classic Tours is off to Australia for 2012 transit of Venus.
Astro Expeditions takes guests to Hawaii for the 2012 transit of Venus.
Spears Travel suggests it is heading to Hawaii for 2012 transit of Venus. [as of June 2011]
Tropical Sails Corp is considering Hawaii, but seeks input. [posted January 2011]
Compact Star conference to be held in Tahiti - June 4-8, 2012, Arue (Tahiti), French Polynesia
ICSTARS Astronomy Astronomical Tours travels to Hawaii with group leader Beverly Rother.
Astro Trails will visit the leeward side of the island of Hawaii.
The International Space School Educational Trust (ISSET) is offering a programme to the Gobi Desert, Mongolia, to view the transit accompanied by an astronaut, astronomer and astronaut trainer. Per Julie Woodcock, "Key features of the programme are astronomy, adventure, leadership, team building & professional development."
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