Eclipse Edge mounts
expeditions to unusual and spectacular astronomical events. Our
solar eclipse expeditions are carefully planned around viewing
from the eclipse path edge for maximum effect (hence our name).
Expedition participants include professional and amateur astronomers as well as individuals
simply interested in experiencing these rare and beautiful events first hand.
for future expeditions are still in the planning stages.
from the December 2002 expedition to South Australia are now available. Eclipse
Edge Expeditions is 6 for 6 in taking its participants to clear-sky views where
the eclipse phenomena are most spectacular.
A meteor storm
could be the only
astronomical event in our lifetime capable of exceeding the spectacle of a total
solar eclipse. However meteor storms are considerably rarer
than eclipses and, until
recently, impossible to predict. Prediction successes in each
year from 1999-2004 have shown that situation has reversed. The 2002 event might
have been the last meteor storm until the Perseids event of 2028. However,
meteor outburst events will happen from time to time, and our ability to predict
these too is continually improving. Watch for announcements here as
predictions become available.
See for example the prediction and
results for the August 2004 Perseids outburst:
Eclipse Edge Expeditions
PO Box XXXX
Sequim WA 98382-5040
Travel & Accommodations:
(Expedidtions Are Temporarilly Suspended)
The scientific coordinator of our expeditions
is astronomer Tom Van Flandern. His book, Dark Matter, Missing Planets
and New Comets,
contains one chapter about eclipse viewing.
Extra attention to details and contingency
plans are reasons why Eclipse Edge Expeditions has not had
a failed eclipse expedition. Full trip reports are available for
all our our past
expeditions. A possible future
expedition in 2006 to Egypt or
Turkey will be
considered if the world situation changes so that travel becomes
Eclipse Edge Expeditions is a subsidiary of
Meta Research, Inc, a non-profit astronomy research organization based in