Location: Cruise from Ushuaia to Valparaíso in Chile
In the Wake of the HMS Beagle Through the Chilean Fjords
February 25 – March 9, 2024
Speaker: Dr. Simon Steel, Galactic Astronomer
Cosmic Revolutions: Humanity’s Quest for Meaning and Place in the Universe How did the universe begin? How is life possible? Are we alone in the cosmos? Learn about the technology that may just be on the verge of being able to answer some of the biggest questions science can ask.
In the Wake of the HMS Beagle through the Chilean Fjords: Pioneers in Discovery Aboard the HMS Beagle is where Darwin himself contemplated the origins of life. And the 5-million-year-old human quest to find the answer to this question now takes us into the depths of outer space.
Leaving from Ushuaia, explore huge glaciers, dramatic fjords and out-of-this-world scenery. Soak up Patagonia’s wilderness as you pass towering snow-capped mountains. Watch out for local wildlife, including penguins, dolphins, and the Andean condor. And visit charming coastal settlements as you learn about the history of this unique region. Your cruise ends in Valparaíso, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its colorful houses and steep hills.