EASTERN CARIBBEAN • DECEMBER 5th – DECEMBER 12th, 2009
Get an insiders’ tour of this iconic facility, and absorb an in-depth look at the unique contributions derived from Arecibo research and development.
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Cruise prices vary from $799 for an Inside Stateroom to $2,999 for a Full Suite, per person. (Cruise pricing is subject to change.) For those attending our PROGRAM, there is a $1,375 fee. Government taxes, cruiseline fees, and port charges are $76.71 per person. Gratuities are $11 per person per day. All prices and fees are detailed on the BOOK NOW page.
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FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA — Saturday, December 5, 2009
GRAND TURK, TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS — Monday, December 7, 2009
Named for the fez-like, scarlet blossoms of the cactus that grows there, Grand Turk is a pristine place of simple pleasures. Just offshore discover the world's largest coral reef system, teeming with marine life. On shore, dine on conch fritters and set your watch to "island time."
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO — Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Massive El Morro Fortress guards Old San Juan, while the benevolent Indian spirit Yuquiyu keeps watch over the entire island from the highest peak in the rain forest.
ST. THOMAS, U.S.V.I — Wednesday, December 9, 2009
The lovely, European-influenced port of Charlotte Amalie wins the prize for Caribbean shopping thrills. Cameras, jewelry, watches, perfumes are all here. So are beautiful beaches, undersea gardens and tales of Blackbeard. Sample shore excursions: Sea Trekking Helmet Dive & Coral World; Champagne Catamaran Sail & Snorkel to St. John.
HALF MOON CAY, BAHAMAS — Friday, December 11, 2009
Holland America Line’s pristine private island offers everything you need for a day of play in paradise: a two-mile crescent of perfect beach; an interior lagoon; private beachside cabanas with butler service, showers and misters; and all manner of watersports and activities, including a children’s aqua park and a buoyed personal watercraft course. Sample shore excursions: Horseback Riding by Land and Sea; Deep-sea or Flats Fishing; Stingray Adventure; AquaTrax Watercraft Adventure.
The conference fee is $1,375 and includes all seminars below. Classes only take place when we’re at sea, between 8:30am and 7:30pm.
Einstein’s Biggest Blunder —
A Cosmic Mystery Story
An Atom From Boston
The Undiscovered Country
Postcards from Mars
Studying the Solar System in 3-D
Searching for Life in the Solar System and Beyond
The Space Shuttle Program
The International Space Station
The Future of the Space Program
An Evening with Shuttle Astronaut Dr. Guion Bluford
Intro to Geothermal Energy
Future of Energy — Geothermal as a Major Player
Geology and Plate Tectonics of Europe
Immune-Mediated Responses: A Double-Edged Sword
The Many Facets of Allergic Responses
Monoclonal Antibodies and Cancer Immunotherapy
Understanding the Roots of Cancer
Wow! What a cruise! What capable teachers! What good organization! Thank you for putting all of that together. I see the fine hand in Neil Bauman in all of it. Thanks for offering to provide copies of slides and/or tapes of the lectures. What a treasure trove! Again, many thanks.
Robert P. Littlefield, Ph.D.
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Edna and I LOVED [Evolution Emanation]. The speakers and topics were fantastic.
Downey Price, M.D.
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[Evolution Emanation] was a highly intellectually stimulating experience ... such splendid speakers. So appreciative of all that you and Theresa did to make this possible for all of us who attended. Thanks, Neil.
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We have just returned from the Bright Horizons #2 cruise and want to commend you and your staff for putting together an absolutely first rate combination of cruise line, destinations, program and speakers. We were particularly impressed with Max Tegmark, both as a lecturer and as a person. Please convey our gratitude to all the speakers. Thanks again for a perfect cruise. Let us know what else you are planning.
Dick and Elizabeth Santoro
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I thoroughly enjoyed the Bright Horizons #2 cruise and must confess that the content of the cruise and the speakers far exceeded my expectations. Of the 26 excellent lectures, and I didn't miss a single one, I found each one equally as challenging and informative as the next. You and Randal did a magnificent job of attending to every detail and I only heard compliments of the highest order from every guest. I hope to join you on a future event cruise, so please keep me on your email list. Should you schedule another astronomy/cosmology intensive cruise, I will most certainly join you.
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