FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 1, 2018
Jenni Tetzlaff, Director of Marketing & Communications, 414-278-2784, Tetzlaff@mpm.edu
Take the Trip of a Lifetime with
the Milwaukee Public Museum!
2019 Eclipse Trip to Chile
Milwaukee, WI – The Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) invites you to experience the heavens’ most dramatic sky sight — a total solar eclipse — in South America in 2019 when they lead a seven-day, 6-night solar eclipse trip to Chile.
“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 pinnacle of the trip -- the eclipse that takes place on July 2 -- the group will view the eclipse with filtered telescopes, viewing glasses and protective observing tools to make this rare sky-sight the best experience possible.
When: June 28 through July 4, 2019
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
MPM eclipse shirt and bag
Price: $4,650 (double occupancy) or $7,500 (single occupancy)
Totality awaits you in Chile! For more information on how to book this one-of-a-kind astronomy exploration, go to www.mpm.edu/eclipse.
About the Milwaukee Public Museum
The Milwaukee Public Museum is a natural and human history museum located in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Museum was chartered in 1882 and opened to the public in 1884. MPM has three floors of exhibits that encompass life-size dioramas, walk-through villages, world cultures, dinosaurs, a rainforest and a live butterfly garden as well as the Daniel M. Soref Dome Theater & Planetarium. The Museum houses more than 4 million objects and hosts half a million visitors each year.
MPM is operated by Milwaukee Public Museum, Inc., a private, non-profit company and its facilities and collections are held in trust and supported by Milwaukee County for the benefit of the public.