Total Solar Eclipse
Patagonia - December 2020
Expedition Schedule

Saturday, December 12, 2020:
09:30 AM Accreditations. Welcome breakfast in Roca city (RN) 10:30 am Presentation of a professional team in charge of the expedition. General organization of the Total Eclipse Expedition of Sol Patagonia 2020. Accurate Observation Site
12:30 pm Lunch
13.30 pm Accommodation in the rooms. Break
18:00 First talks about the general and specific characteristics of the eclipse.
Optional: Image post-processing workshop by Carlos Di Nallo.
Night observations with telescopes.
Night Break.

December 14, 2019. Shadow of the Moon starting in the Pacific Ocean and crossing the Argentine Patagonia. The black dot in the center marks the narrow zone of Totality. Ending in the Atlantic Ocean

Sunday, December 13, 2020:
Optional early morning observations. Breakfast.
General essays for photography and drills filming the eclipse until noon. Lunch. Photo tour through the High Valley during the afternoon. Snack. Critical analysis of the results obtained. Night astrophotography
Dinner. Break

Monday, December 14, 2020:
At dawn departure to the Observation site.
09.00 arrival at the place and breakfast "picnic".
Installation of photographic equipment and telescopes.
Beginning of sun tracking. Observations of the sun's surface. Coronal activity monitoring by crowned telescope.
11:49: beginning of the eclipse. First contact.
13:12: beginning of totality.
13:14: end of totality
14:40: End of the Eclipse
15.00 Free time
18.00 Snack
21.30 Dinner on the Site. Waiting for Geminids
24:00: Return. Arrival to the Accommodation. Break.
Tuesday, December 15, 2020:
08 to 09 breakfast at the accommodation
09.30 Analysis of images and videos obtained.
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Visit to sites of interest
21.00 Closing dinner, celebrating the expedition.
Night rest

Wednesday, December 16, 2020:
8.00 Farewell breakfast. End of Expedition

Technical Information
Eclipse Trajectory
Historical cloudiness statistics in the area

Precise Observation Site:
As always, this information is absolutely reserved from the address of the Ampimpa Observatory and will be given to those registered after their accreditation at the beginning of the expedition. As in the Case of San Juan, the geomorphological and climatic condition has been privileged with the necessary isolation to avoid places of excessive public agglomeration. We can anticipate that the chosen place is far from the mountain area due to its humidity conditions, and for the same reason sites near the Atlantic coast were avoided.

Horarios y Teléfonos

*  Turismo: Cel +54 9 381-4027115       

* Área Operativa: cel +54 9 381-5249017
Lunes a  Domingo de 09 a 21 hs.

* Administración /Contingentes/Educativo +54 9 381-6092286        

Lunes a Viernes de 9:30 a 13:30 hs. 


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