See the White Continent in its unspoiled state—turquoise glaciers, bustling penguin rookeries, and breaching whales.

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 Adélie penguins in Antarctica  Chinstrap penguins   Towering mountains of ice  Reflection of an iceberg, Antarctica. Credit: Brenda Morris  Smithsonian travelers and expert Jim Zimbelman in Antarctica  Leopard seal in Antarctica  Breaching humpback whale  Solitary penguin about to jump.  Credit: Cara Sucher  A group or "waddle" of penguins. Credit: Max Seigal  Two young Adélie penguins. Credit: Richard Sidey

Expedition to Antarctica

A Round-trip Cruise from Ushuaia, Argentina Aboard the 220-guest Le Soléal & Le Lyrial

14-15 days from $10,395

See the White Continent in its unspoiled state—turquoise glaciers, bustling penguin rookeries, and breaching whales.

or Call 855-330-1542

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WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

This trip was the perfect combination of knowledgeable guides and lecturers, small group size, wonderful ship, and the most spectacular destination imaginable. 

- Dalia A.

I loved everything! One of my best trips…

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Jan 21 - Feb 3, 2017 Departure
Rossman Irwin

Rossman Irwin

Dr. Ross Irwin is a geologist at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Center for Earth and Planetary Studies. His research focuses on relationships between the environment, geologic processes, and landforms. These projects include analyses of data returned by robotic spacecraft, studies of Mars-analog features on Earth, and planetary geologic mapping.
 
Ross Irwin received his bachelor of science in geological sciences from Virginia Tech in 1997 and a PhD in environmental sciences from the University of Virginia in 2005. He completed a post-doctoral appointment at the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies in 2010. For two years he worked for the Planetary Science Institute as a visiting scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. In 2012, he returned to CEPS as a staff scientist. Dr. Irwin is a recipient of the 2012 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers and was recognized for his research in exploring how water has helped to shape the Martian landscape
 

Feb 19 - Mar 5, 2017 Departure
Roger Launius

Roger Launius

Roger D. Launius is Associate Director for Collections and Curatorial Affairs at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. He has also been a senior curator and Division Chair in Space History at NASM. Between 1990 and 2002 he served as chief historian of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. A graduate of Graceland College in Lamoni, Iowa, he received his Ph.D. from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, in 1982. He has written or edited more than thirty books on aerospace history, most recently since 2010: Historical Analogs for the Stimulation of Space Commerce (NASA SP-2014-4554, 2014); Space Shuttle Legacy: How We Did It and What We Learned (AIAA, 2013); Exploring the Solar System: The History and Science of Planetary Probes (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013); Coming Home: Reentry and Recovery from Space (NASA SP -2011-593, 2012), which received the AIAA’s history manuscript prize; and Globalizing Polar Science: Reconsidering the International Polar and Geophysical Years (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010). He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the International Academy of Astronautics, and the American Astronautical Society, and associate fellow of the AIAA. He also served as a consultant to the Columbia Accident Investigation Board in 2003 and presented the prestigious Harmon Memorial Lecture on the history of national security space policy at the United States Air Force Academy in 2006. He is frequently consulted by the electronic and print media for his views on space issues, and has been a guest commentator on National Public Radio and all the major television network news programs.