Total Solar Eclipse in the Land of the Fifth Sun
Take a once-in-a-lifetime trip through the astronomical lore
of ancient México led by Griffith Observatory Director and
astronomer Dr. E.C. Krupp.
- Luxuriate in 5-star accommodations in México City on the famed Avenida Paseo de la Reforma, steps away from shopping, dining, and nightlife
- Visit some of central México’s most evocative ancient sites
- Cerro de la Estrella, “The Hill of the Star,” where Aztec skywatchers observed the Pleiades
- Teotihuacán, including an exclusive, private tour of underground tunnels recently discovered under the Pyramid of the Moon
- Plaza of Three Cultures, where one of the ancient Aztec temple platforms is ornamented with day-name glyphs of the 260-day divinatory calendar
- Bask in nearly four and a half minutes of totality near beachfront accommodations along the sparkling Pacific coast
- Ascend via cable car to find an agave farm and bird sanctuary at the summit and enjoy special access to major museums, a guided tour of the 1873 “observatory” at Cerro del Vigia, and more!
Dr. E.C. Krupp has served as Director of Griffith Observatory for nearly 50 years. He earned his Ph.D. in astronomy from UCLA, and his work includes dozens of research papers, hundreds of articles, and five books on ancient, prehistoric, and traditional astronomy, and four books on astronomy for children. He has traveled all over the planet to accompany tours to 16 total solar eclipses and to four annular eclipses since 1977. He is a leader in the field of public astronomy and your guide for Griffith Observatory Foundation’s 2024 Eclipse Trip to México.
Totality in Texas
Experience the indescribable awe of a total solar eclipse on this bucket-list science tour of Dallas and Belton led by Griffith Observatory Astronomical Lecturer Dr. David Reitzel.
- Elegant guest rooms and sweeping views
- Special access tours of major science institutions including Noble Planetarium
- Lose yourself to the universe and be fully present for several minutes of totality
- Make the open skies stretch even further with stargazing, games, and more!
Dr. David Reitzel, Griffith Observatory’s Astronomical Lecturer. Among his many responsibilities at the Observatory, Dr. Reitzel programs and hosts our beloved monthly space news program All Space Considered. Dr. Reitzel graduated with a B.S. in Astronomy and Physics from the University of Southern California and earned his Ph.D. in Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Dr. Reitzel is an experienced observer and his tour will surely make for a lot of memorable fun under the stars.