|Aug. 6 (Fri)||Piraeus (Athens),Greece||embark||1:00pm|
| ||Mykonos, Greece||7:30pm||11:00pm|
|Aug. 7 (Sat)||Dikili, Turkey||8:30am||2:00pm|
|Aug. 8 (Sun)||Istanbul, Turkey||7:00am||6:00pm|
|Aug. 9 (Mon)||Constanza, Romania||9:00am||6:00pm|
|Aug. 10 (Tue)||Odessa, Ukraine||8:00am||6:00pm|
|Aug. 11 (Wed)||OBSERVE TOTAL ECLIPSE OF SUN AT SEA|
|Aug. 12 (Thu)||Skyros-Linaria, Greece||6:00pm||10:00pm|
|Aug. 13 (Fri)||Piraeus (Athens), Greece||7:00am|
|Disembarkation by tenders (boats).|
ECLIPSE AT SEA:|
The August 11, 1999 total eclipse of the sun will be observed at sea from the decks of the liner Olympic Countess. The eclipse viewing location will be approximately 43° North Latitude, 28° East Longitude, with the sun's altitude at 58°. Duration of totality will be 2 minutes and 21 seconds.
Black Sea Eclipse '99 Voyage to DarknessOlympic Countess
|Dr. Anthony F. Aveni |
Anthony Aveni is the Russell B. Colgate Professor of Astronomy and Anthropology at Colgate University and a recognized authority on the astronomical accomplishments of ancient civilizations.
|M. Scott Carpenter|
Scott Carpenter, the second American to orbit the Earth, will provide a unique perspective on our planet from his viewpoint as one of the first U.S. space explorers and as an aquanaut with the Sealab project on the ocean's floor.
|Dr. Sergei N. Khrushchev|
Sergei Khrushchev, a businessman, engineer, and political scientist, grew up in Kiev, capital of the Ukraine. His life holds the fascination one would expect from the son of Nikita Khrushchev.
|Dr. Ronald A. Parise |
Ron Parise, Astronaut, is one of the first astronomers to use a telescope in space. Dr. Parise, an avid amateur radio enthusiast, is setting up a special event station on board to commemorate the celestial event. On August 11, 1999 Dr. Parise will oversee the Internet live webcast eclipse coverage which NASA's Sun Earth Connection Education Forum will broadcast live from the decks of the Olympic Countess.
David Israel, a Satellite Communications Engineer for NASA. On August 11, 1999 he will be responsible for setting up and operating an internet link through a NASA satellite directly from the decks of the Olympic Countess to transmit live TV and Internet webcast coverage of the eclipse as it occurs.
Ted Pedas launched the concept of astronomy theme cruises more than two decades ago and is acknowledged as a pioneer in the specialty field of ocean-going science travel programs. For the past 28 years he has been associated with the planetariums at Youngstown State University in Ohio and The Ted Pedas Planetarium in Pennsylvania. He was a founding member of the International Planetarium Society, and has been a science writer for magazines and newspapers for more than 30 years.
E-mail: Ted Pedas firstname.lastname@example.org