RING OF FIRE EXPEDITIONS GROUP PHOTOS
Libyan postage stamps obtained during our successful solar eclipse trip to Jalu, Libya in 2006.
Observing an eclipse or other amazing astronomical sight in the day or night sky is our primary objective. We are dedicated to pursuing this observation all around the world. Below you will find some photos relating to a few of our expeditions where we have gathered people of various backgrounds and interests to achieve this goal.
Ring of Fire Expeditions (ROFE) is the longest consecutive astronomical tour organization in the United States. ROFE specializes in astro-tourism since 1970 with expeditions organized and led by Paul D. Maley of the NASA Johnson Space Center Astronomical Society and arranged by Future Travel in Houston, Texas USA. These include tours to observe such events as Halley’s Comet, the Leonid meteor shower, transit of Venus, spacecraft reentries, solar eclipses, grazing occultations, and occultations of stars by minor planets.
We are a public outreach effort of the NASA Johnson Space Center Astronomical Society led by amateur astronomers and welcome all persons who are interested in astronomy and the natural sciences. You do not need to have a science background or any prior experience to join us! Contact us to set up your perfect astronomical tour and/or cruise today!
Glen Lewis observing the total solar eclipse in Indonesia 1983
An easy way to photograph an eclipse…
Paul Maley observation 1974
A more complicated way to photograph an eclipse…
We welcome tour members who prefer both approaches.
41st ROFE solar eclipse expedition: to Tarawa, Republic of Kiribati, May 2013
2nd ROFE aurora viewing expedition to Alaska, March 2013
ROFE TEAM AT MOUNT CARBINE, AUSTRALIA, NOVEMBER 2012 TOTAL ECLIPSE: ONE OF 3 TEAMS DEPLOYED.
FIRST ROFE AURORA VIEWING TOUR OCTOBER 2012 IN ALASKA
2010 ROFE group on Hikueru, French Polynesia
2010 Annular eclipse group in Uganda
2009 total solar eclipse in Wuhan, China
2008 Total solar eclipse group in western China
2006 Total solar eclipse group Jalu, Libya
2006 Annular solar eclipse group Cayenne, French Guiana
2005 Annular solar eclipse group Penonome, Panama
2005 Annular solar eclipse Algiers, Algeria
2004 Transit of Venus group, Mauritius
2003 Annular solar eclipse group in Greenland
2003 Total solar eclipse over Antarctica
2002 Annular solar eclipse Marianas Islands
2002 Total solar eclipse Mozambique
1999 Total solar eclipse group Batman, Turkey
1998 Annular solar eclipse group Johore Baru, Malaysia
1998 Total solar eclipse group Watamula, Curacao1997 Total solar eclipse group Darhan, Mongolia
1996 Grazing occultation group Tucacas, Venezuela
1995 Total solar eclipse group Pinahat, India
1995 Annular solar eclipse group Amazon, Peru
1994 Total solar eclipse expedition Tacna, Peru
1993 Total lunar eclipse expedition Baja, Mexico
1992 Annular solar eclipse group Truk Lagoon, Micronesia
1991 Annular solar eclipse North Island, New Zealand
1991 Total solar eclipse Mexico
1987 Annular solar eclipse Taiyuan, China
1986 Halley’s Comet group Chile
1984 Total solar eclipse group Kwikila, Papua New Guinea
1983 Total solar eclipse group Bangil, Java, Indonesia
1982 Delta Geminorum Lunar Eclipse, Luzon, Philippines
1973 Annular solar eclipse Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
1972 Total solar eclipse group Cap Chat, Quebec, Canada