Houston Museum of Natural Science

Excursion – Total Solar Eclipse, Casper Wyoming

Friday, Aug. 19, 2016

08:00 AM

A solar eclipse is an experience of a lifetime, best experienced with HMNS VP of Astronomy Dr. Carolyn Sumners. Her entertaining commentary make her enthusiasm of astronomy contagious. She has led groups on HMNS eclipse trips all over the world- most recently to Australia, China and Libya.

On August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse comes to the US and HMNS is going to be in Casper, Wyoming!

Casper gives the best chance of having the clearest sky on the eclipse path for optimal eclipse viewing.

To ensure a prime location in Casper, HMNS has booked an entire hotel! Although Casper will be filled with eclipse travelers from around the world, the package-with private viewing area, private hotel with all meals included, and experienced astronomy team-guarantees that your eclipse experience will be both exciting and hassle-free.

About the Programs & Activities

Registration: A $1,000 per person non- refundable deposit is required for registration. By registering, you agree to the Participant Requirements and Responsibilities on page 7 of the trip brochure.

Final payments are due February 10, 2017.

Pending availability, registration for non-members will open summer 2016.

See further information on the trip here:
2017 Eclipse Trip Brochure:

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