On December 14, 2020, join Yale alumni and friends to witness a rare cosmic event —a total solar eclipse in Argentina's Patagonian Lake District known for its sapphire lakes, lush forests, and sensational views of the snow-capped Andes. In the company of Meg Urry, Professors of Physics and Astronomy at Yale and Director of the Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, we'll experience the eclipse during the southern hemispheres summer at a site outside San Martin de los Andes directly along the path of the totality.
Enjoy a full day tour to some of Buenos Aires famous barrios (neighborhoods) and an evening tango performance. Beyond Argentina's cosmopolitan capital, venture south to San Carlos de Bariloche, gateway to Patagonia and headquarters for Nahuel Huapi National Park, Argentina's oldest national park. Sail across Lake Nahuel Huapi's crystal clear waters for a picnic lunch on Victoria Island with its cinnamon-colored trees. Journey on to San Martin de los Andes via the famed Road of the Seven Lakes. On eclipse day, arrive at our viewing site located close to the center-line of the eclipse with an onsite buffet lunch and time to prepare for this extraordinary event. After the eclipse, explore Lanín National Park named after the imposing Lanín Volcano and noted for its forests of ancient Araucaria trees. On the return enjoy a day in Buenos Aires where we'll tour the Colón Opera House followed by a festive farewell lunch.
Please note that the viewing of the eclipse will be weather dependent and that ideal weather and cloud conditions for viewing the eclipse are not guaranteed.