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Welcome to Eclipse Tours!

Ring of Fire Expeditions (ROFE) is the longest consecutive astronomical tour organization in the United States. ROFE specializes in astro-tourism since 1970 with expeditions organized and led by Paul D. Maley of the NASA Johnson Space Center Astronomical Society and the Phoenix Astronomical Society; they are arranged by Future Travel in Houston, Texas USA. These include tours to observe such events as Halley’s Comet, the Leonid meteor shower, transits of Venus, spacecraft reentries, solar eclipses (land, sea and air), auroras (land, sea, and air), lunar eclipses, grazing lunar occultations, and occultations of stars by minor planets.

The number of eclipse tours listed that we have completed are for separate solar eclipses, not just individual programs. We are a public outreach effort of the NASA Johnson Space Center Astronomical Society led by amateur astronomers and welcome all persons who are interested in astronomy and the natural sciences. You do not need to have a science background or any prior experience to join us! On some expeditions there may be a science component where we attempt observations from the edges of the path of solar eclipses to obtain data on changes in the radius of the Sun.

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2017 Tours

12th AURORA VIEWING TOUR: TO ALASKA
February 2-6, 2017
STATUS:  COMPLETED! 

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ECLIPSE#46 ANNULAR SOLAR ECLIPSE – ARGENTINA
February 26, 2017
STATUS: COMPLETED! 

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ECLIPSE#47 GREAT AMERICAN ECLIPSE-NEBRASKA, USA
August 19-22, 2017

STATUS:  SORRY, WE ARE COMPLETELY SOLD OUT  

13th AURORA VIEWING TOUR: TO ALASKA
October 15-19, 2017
STATUS: 1 DOUBLE ROOM OPEN 

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2018 Tours (no SOLAR eclipse tours this year)

14th AURORA VIEWING TOUR: TO ALASKA
January 30-Februrary 3, 2018 will include start of Yukon Quest 1000 mile dog sled race
STATUS:  1 SUITE IS OPEN 

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PERSEID METEOR SHOWER CRUISE: FROM VANCOUVER TO ANCHORAGE
August 9-16, 2018
STATUS: OPEN FOR BOOKING

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15th AURORA VIEWING TOUR: TO ALASKA
October 8-12, 2018
STATUS:  OPEN

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2019 Tours

ECLIPSE#48 TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE-Chile
July 2, 2019
STATUS: SOLD OUT

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ECLIPSE#49 ANNULAR SOLAR ECLIPSE-India 
December 26, 2019
STATUS: OPEN

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2020 Tours

ECLIPSE#50 ANNULAR SOLAR ECLIPSE-Oman/India/Tibet/Ethiopia
June 21, 2020
STATUS: IN WORK email eclipse@travelleaders.com if interested

ECLIPSE#51 TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE-Argentina
December 14, 2020
STATUS: IN WORK email eclipse@travelleaders.com if interested

2021 Tours

ECLIPSE#52 ANNULAR SOLAR ECLIPSE-Canada
June 10, 2021
STATUS: IN WORK email eclipse@travelleaders.com if interested

ECLIPSE#53 TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE-Antarctica
December 4, 2021
STATUS: CRUISE IS NOW OPEN!! CLICK HERE.

2022 Tours (no solar eclipse tours)

2023 Tours

ECLIPSE#54 TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE-Australia or Indonesia
April 20, 2023
STATUS: To be developed

ECLIPSE#55 ANNULAR SOLAR ECLIPSE-USA (Texas, New Mexico, Utah)
October 14, 2023
STATUS: To be developed

2024 Tours

ECLIPSE#56 TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE-USA or Mexico
April 8, 2024
STATUS: To be developed

ECLIPSE#57 ANNULAR SOLAR ECLIPSE-USA (Easter Island/Argentina)
October 8, 2024
STATUS: To be developed