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A&S Dean Ray Jayawardhana to lead Argentine study tour to see eclipse

By: Kathy Hovis,  A&S Communications
May 9, 2019

Ready to cross a few items off your bucket list? If so, you might want to visit the list of upcoming trips planed by Cornell Adult University. Many of them are led by faculty in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Although it’s not until December 2020, spots are already filling up fast for a December 2020 trip, where Cornell astrophysicist Ray Jayawardhana, the Harold Tanner Dean of Arts & Sciences, will lead travelers through sights in Chile and Argentina and give astronomy talks before viewing the total solar eclipse on Dec. 14 in the Patagonian Lakes District.

While a cloudless sky is not guaranteed from CAU’s private estancia on the arid Patagonian steppe, the odds of clear viewing are terrific, trip organizers say. Register here.

And the eclipse trip isn’t the only one that might have been on your bucket list.

Astronomer Julia Thom-Levy will be leading another trip to CERN’S Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland in October of 2020. Her trip for October of this year filled up immediately, so she agreed to offer it again. And historian Eric Tagliacozzo will be leading CAU’s first trip to Mauritius and Madagascar later this month.

Here’s a list of upcoming tours led by faculty in the College of Arts & Sciences:

May 20-June 1, 2019
Mauritius and Madagascar: Asia Meets Africa--Cultural History and Abundant Nature with Eric Tagliacozzo

September 1-8, 2019
The Play's the Thing: London Theater with David Feldshuh and Glenn Altschuler

September 21-28, 2019
Bicycling Franconia: History, Culture, and Wine with Michael Fontaine

October 12-19, 2019
CERN, Einstein, and Art: A Rare Insider's Tour with Julia Thom-Levy and her husband Stephen Levy

October 21-25, 2019
Winning and Losing the Civil War with David Silbey

2020 trips (Registration will be open soon)

January 3-15, 2020
Egypt A Captivating Cruise up the Nile
with Eric Tagliacozzo

February 7-9, 2020
Ithaca, New York: Fruit of the Vine: The History and Culture of Drinking Wine
with Michael Fontaine and Justine Vanden Heuvel (CALS)

March 28-April 6, 2020
Classic Portugal: From Porto to Lisbon: A Journey through the Ages
with Michael Fontaine

May 17-25, 2020
Sicily: At the Heart of the Medieval Mediterranean
with Ross Brann

June 10-20, 2020
Greece: History, Myth, and Music in the Land of the Gods
with Barry Strauss

Early October, 2020 (Dates TBA)
The Science and Art of Switzerland: Featuring a Visit to CERN’S Large Hadron Collider                                                                                         
Julia Thom-Levy