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Antarctic Star Cruise

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Antarctica is widely documented as the best place for astronomy on the planet. Home to some of the driest conditions on earth and very calm local atmospheric air patterns, these combine to produce pretty much unparalleled visibility. However, a keen stargazer may be put off by the difficulties involved in getting to Antarctica and it is an often dangerous place to explore for all but the most adventurous of souls. But it is in fact within reach for those wishing to experience the most southern of skies.

Eye on the Sky is a company that runs various AstroCruises throughout the year on its fleet of scheduled cruise ships, ranging in style through luxury, premium, family and adventure and mainly planned to coincide with celestial events.

The company also runs an annual cruise to the Antarctic in late January, planned each year to coincide with the new or crescent moon for the best stargazing. As well as the celebrated viewing conditions the Antarctic skies offer a new perspective for amateur astronomers and a chance to see the Southern Lights or Aurora Australis.

The cruises are suitable for those with no or little astronomy training and experience and all include related talks and guided stargazing sessions.

Written by  Anna Dejardin.

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“Antarctic cruise: Extremes at the ends of the earth”

By: Ian Henderson for The telegraph First Published: 18th March 2009 The weather is, as Captain Scott would have confirmed had he survived it, one of the main drawbacks to the Antarctic as a holiday destination. It is always extreme: even in the southe… Read more...

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