RING OF FIRE EXPEDITIONS GROUP PHOTOS

solar eclipse Jalu, Libya 2006

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.

total solar eclipse in Indonesia 1983

Glen Lewis observing the total solar eclipse in Indonesia 1983

An easy way to photograph an eclipse…

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Paul Maley observation 1974

A more complicated way to photograph an eclipse…

We welcome tour members who prefer both approaches.

solar eclipse expedition Tarawa, Republic of Kiribati May 2013

41st ROFE solar eclipse expedition: to Tarawa, Republic of Kiribati, May 2013

aurora viewing expedition Alaska, March 2013

2nd ROFE aurora viewing expedition to Alaska, March 2013

MOUNT CARBINE, AUSTRALIA, NOVEMBER 2012 TOTAL ECLIPSE

ROFE TEAM AT MOUNT CARBINE, AUSTRALIA, NOVEMBER 2012 TOTAL ECLIPSE: ONE OF 3 TEAMS DEPLOYED.

AURORA VIEWING TOUR OCTOBER 2012 IN ALASKA

FIRST ROFE AURORA VIEWING TOUR OCTOBER 2012 IN ALASKA

Hikueru, French Polynesia eclipse 2010

2010 ROFE group on Hikueru, French Polynesia

2010 Annular eclipse Uganda

2010 Annular eclipse group in Uganda

2009 total solar eclipse in Wuhan, China

2009 total solar eclipse in Wuhan, China

2008 Total solar eclipse group in western China

2008 Total solar eclipse group in western China

2006 Total solar eclipse group Jalu, Libya

2006 Total solar eclipse group Jalu, Libya

2006 Annular solar eclipse group Cayenne, French Guiana

2006 Annular solar eclipse group Cayenne, French Guiana

2005 Annular solar eclipse group Penonome, Panama

2005 Annular solar eclipse group Penonome, Panama

2005 Annular solar eclipse Algiers, Algeria

2005 Annular solar eclipse Algiers, Algeria

2004 Transit of Venus group, Mauritius

2004 Transit of Venus group, Mauritius

2003 Annular solar eclipse group in Greenland

2003 Annular solar eclipse group in Greenland

2003 Total solar eclipse over Antarctica

2003 Total solar eclipse over Antarctica

2002 Annular solar eclipse Marianas Islands

2002 Annular solar eclipse Marianas Islands

2002 Total solar eclipse Mozambique

2002 Total solar eclipse Mozambique

1999 Total solar eclipse group Batman, Turkey

1999 Total solar eclipse group Batman, Turkey

1998 Annular solar eclipse group Johore Baru, Malaysia

1998 Annular solar eclipse group Johore Baru, Malaysia

1998 Total solar eclipse group Watamula, Curacao 1997 Total solar eclipse group Darhan, Mongolia

1998 Total solar eclipse group Watamula, Curacao1997 Total solar eclipse group Darhan, Mongolia

1996 Grazing occultation group Tucacas, Venezuela

1996 Grazing occultation group Tucacas, Venezuela

1995 Total solar eclipse group Pinahat, India

1995 Total solar eclipse group Pinahat, India

1995 Annular solar eclipse group Amazon, Peru

1995 Annular solar eclipse group Amazon, Peru

1994 Total solar eclipse expedition Tacna, Peru

1994 Total solar eclipse expedition Tacna, Peru

1993 Total lunar eclipse expedition Baja, Mexico

1993 Total lunar eclipse expedition Baja, Mexico

1992 Annular solar eclipse group Truk Lagoon, Micronesia

1992 Annular solar eclipse group Truk Lagoon, Micronesia

1991 Annular solar eclipse North Island, New Zealand

1991 Annular solar eclipse North Island, New Zealand

1991 Total solar eclipse Mexico

1991 Total solar eclipse Mexico

1987 Annular solar eclipse Taiyuan, China

1987 Annular solar eclipse Taiyuan, China

1986 Halley's Comet Chile

1986 Halley’s Comet group Chile

1984 Total solar eclipse Kwikila, Papua New Guinea

1984 Total solar eclipse group Kwikila, Papua New Guinea

1983 Total solar eclipse Bangil, Java, Indonesia

1983 Total solar eclipse group Bangil, Java, Indonesia

1982 Delta Geminorum Lunar Eclipse, Luzon, Philippines

1982 Delta Geminorum Lunar Eclipse, Luzon, Philippines

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1973 Annular solar eclipse Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

1973 Annular solar eclipse Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

1972 Total solar eclipse, Quebec, Canada

1972 Total solar eclipse group Cap Chat, Quebec, Canada

 

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 occultation’s 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!

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