Wednesday 27 August 2014

Dr Karl to Escort Aurora Borealis Adventure Cruise with World Expeditions


Australian adventure travel specialist, World Expeditions, has launched an exciting new trip to see the Aurora Borealis with Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, departing 25th September, 2015.

The 9 day voyage, South Spitsbergen - Aurora Borealis with Dr Karl, departs Longyearbyen on 25 September 2014 and costs $4,950 per person. The voyage takes place in the northern autumn, as the days are getting shorter, and has been timed to provide an excellent opportunity to view the spectacular Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) and who better to explain this incredible phenomena than Dr Karl - the self proclaimed physics geek.

Sailing through the spectacular fjord system of Bell Sund, participants will be fascinated by geology of the area and delighted by the likely spotting of Polar Bears and Beluga Whales. Our small group of 20 passengers will sail aboard a comfortable schooner, the Noorderlicht. There’ll be opportunity to assist the skilled crew and expert naturalist/expedition leader with handling the sails or taking the helm.

Classic schooner, Noorderlicht.
World Expeditions adventures to this region aim to spend as much time as possible onshore, taking advantage of wildlife opportunities by using our zodiacs for both landings and cruises, with knowledgeable guides hosting these outings and providing detailed information.

These on-shore experiences will be supplemented by lectures on board by both Dr Karl and your Expedition leader which will cover a wide range of topics. Dr Karl's unique perspective and infectious enthusiasm will ensure this trip is a once in a lifetime journey.

About Dr Karl: Dr Karl Kruszelnicki is best known as an author and science commentator on Australian radio and television. In addition, he also has degrees in Physics and Maths, Biomedical Engineering, Medicine and Surgery and has also studied astrophysics, computer science, and philosophy. He has worked as a physicist, tutor, film-maker, car mechanic, labourer, roadie for bands, hospital scientific officer, biomedical engineer, TV weatherman, taxi driver, doctor and is the Julius Sumner Miller Fellow in the Science Foundation for Physics at the School of Physics, University of Sydney.

His media career began in 1981, when he started presenting ‘Great Moments In Science’ on Double J to pay his way through medical school. Since then, his media career has exploded from radio to include TV, books, newspapers, magazines, scripting, professional speaking, and of course, the Net. Dr Karl made his TV debut in 1985 as the presenter of the first series of Quantum. Since 1986 he has reported science on the Midday Show, Good Morning Australia (including a full-time stint in 1991-2 as the TV Weatherman and science reporter), the Today Show and Channel 7's breakfast program Sunrise. Alongside his fellow geek, Adam Spencer, he has written and co-produced two series of Sleek Geeks for ABC TV. Karl also talks science on ABC radio stations across Australia and, on the BBC, for several hours each week.

In 2012, Asteroid 18412 was named in his honour and he was also named a National Living Treasure by the National Trust of Australia (NSW) in the same year.

More information at or call 1300 720 000.

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