SSSP Continues with Jen Winter leading in 2010

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The 15th Annual SSSP will be held July 15-21 , 2012*
Inca Utama Hotel & Alapacha Amateur Observatory
12,300 feet - Lake Titicaca, Bolivia - South America
$1095 per person land-only from La Paz.
Cost estimate with air from Miami: $1849* pp w/air from Miami

Guests who fly from MIA to LPB La Paz Bolivia would fly on July 14th, 2012
in order to arrive with the group on July 15, 2012.

We spend one week in Astronomer's Paradise.  With views of the sky so stunning the summer milky way casts a shadow on the ground. Often, astronomers challenge each other to spot objects reflected in the calm lake, or reflected in hotel windows.  Some visitors have even reported observing through the hotel window with binoculars. Our high altitude and calm seeing provide arguably the highest contrast views of any observing site on earth.

Our telescopes are set up just steps from the hotel room with good food, a warm bed, friendly hosts and fascinating daytime activities.  After 15 years at the same high quality hotel resort, we have the luxury of a roll-off roof observatory with 22" and two 10" telescopes for visiting astronomers to use.  Those who like to bring their own scopes can plug into provided electrical supply right on the shores of Lake Titicaca. 

[ click here to see full details on SSSP 2012 ]

If you have any questions about the Southern Skies Star Party please email us at or call SSSP Director Jen Winter at 660-747-7782 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. CST).

*Trip cost of approximately $1849 includes R/T Airfare out of Miami International Airport (as detailed above) to La Paz, immigration assistance, porterage of bags, ground transfers, hotel, meals, daily bottled water supply, star party activities, and supervision of US board certified doctor.
Trip cost of $1095 includes all land-only segments from La Paz LPB international airport
Not included:  Bolivian entry visa: $100, optional day-trips, souvenirs, tips, optional single rooming suppliment, All day trips possible together cost approximately $350.

All Images/Graphics/Photographs/Text are (C)2007 by Jen Dudley Winter /ICSTARS Astronomy.

SSSP and Southern Skies Star Party are registered Sales Marks of ICSTARS and Jen Dudley Winter.