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Arizona and New Mexico Annular Eclipse

Join Astronomy magazine and MWT Associates, Inc., May 17–23, 2012, on a journey through the American Southwest to view a 4-minute eclipse and tour such iconic astronomical sites as Lowell Observatory and Meteor Crater.
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The January 15, 2010, annular solar eclipse
Jatin S. Rathod
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Lowell Observatory's 24-inch Clark telescope
Mike Allyn
Meteor-Crater
Meteor Crater
Colin M.L. Burnett
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Canyon de Chelly
Greg Peterson
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The Very Large Array
NRAO/AUI and Photographer-Kelly Gatlin; Digital composite-Patricia Smiley
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San Esteban del Rey Church and Convent, Acoma Pueblo
Karla Kaulfuss

Journey through the enchanted lands of the Anasazi, the Hopi, and the Navajo to view the annular eclipse of May 20, 2012. Tour such iconic astronomical sites as Lowell Observatory, the Arizona meteor crater, and the Very Large Array. Explore the beautiful Southwest at Oak Creek Canyon, Zuni and Acoma Pueblos, and Canyon de Chelly, with its sheer red cliffs and innumerable prehistoric Indian dwellings.

Your tour includes:

  • Roundtrip air from selected U.S. gateways
  • Six nights accommodations
  • Meals: Breakfasts daily, four lunches, one picnic, and four dinners
  • Land transportation via motor coach
  • Guided tour with Navajo guide
  • Admissions included
  • Sightseeing highlights with guides:
    • Oak Creek Canyon, a 12-mile river gorge located along the Mogollon Rim in northern Arizona 
    • Lowell Observatory, home to Percival Lowell's 24-inch Alvan Clark telescope 
    • Arizona Meteor Crater, 2.4 miles in circumference and more than 550 feet deep 
    • Hubbell Trading Post, the oldest continuously operating trading post of the Navajo Nations
    • Canyon de Chelly National Park, now entirely Navajo tribal trust land with a resident community within the canyons
    • Zuni Pueblo
    • The Very Large Array radio astronomy observatory 
    • Acoma Pueblo, established in the 1100s and one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the United States 
    • Sky City Cultural Center
    • Old Town Albuquerque
    • Stargazing
    • Distinguished Lecturers:
      • Dennis Mammana, astrophotographer
      • Richard Talcott, Astronomy magazine
      • Eclipse viewing glasses provided

      For more information, contact:
      MWT Associates, Inc.
      1-877-707-7827 Toll Free
      +(408)279-5589 Tel
      +(408)279-5587 Fax
      Email: tours@melitatrips.com
      Website: www.melitatrips.com

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