Eclipse and Cruise Program aboard the Paul Gauguin
featuring Dr. Alex Filippenko, Dr. Rick Fienberg, and Mark Eddowes


Here are the Trip Leaders scheduled for this journey (please note that leader assignments are subject to change).

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Dr. Alex Filippenko

Departure Dates: June 26-July 10, 2019

Alex Filippenko, PhD, is the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor in the Physical Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a leading authority on exploding stars, active galaxies, black holes, gamma-ray bursts, and the expansion of the ...

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Dr. Rick Fienberg

Departure Dates: June 26-July 10, 2019

Rick Fienberg, PhD, is Press Officer of the American Astronomical Society. Earlier he spent 22 years at Sky & Telescope magazine, the last eight as Editor in Chief. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the ...

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Mark Eddowes

Departure Dates: June 26-July 10, 2019

Mark Eddowes came to Tahiti in 1988 as a graduate student in anthropology at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. He spent the following years studying the prehistory of Polynesia, and prospecting, mapping, and excavating sites in the archipelago. He learned ...

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George "Keoki" Stender

Departure Dates: June 26-July 10, 2019

With a background that ranges from dolphin training to veterinary lab support for the Navy to survey expeditions of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, George “Keoki” Stender is a fantastic travel companion who loves to share his wealth of knowledge about ...

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Ray Rodney

Departure Dates: June 26-July 10, 2019

As Wilderness Travel’s Special Projects Manager, Ray spends much of the year planning and managing our educational Special Events. These events may involve discussing wildlife conservation issues with world-renowned experts in African game reserves, joining the ...

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Leila Thompson

Departure Dates: June 26-July 10, 2019

With a solid repertoire of outdoor skills including rock climbing, river guiding, and mountaineering, Leila Thompson surely lives the life of an adventurer. Since the early 1990s, she has led trips for us in Nepal, India, Tibet, Republic of Georgia, Canada, and ...