Ted Pedas Astronomy Theme Cruises


Science at Sea and Culture at Sea



Frederick E. Allen
Editor, American Heritage and Invention and Technology magazines

Dr. Anthony F. Aveni
Russell B. Colgate Professor of Astronomy and Anthropology

Bob Berman

Dr. Elizabeth Boone
Professor of Latin American Art, Tulane University

Dr. Tom Bopp
Astronomer and co-discoverer of Comet Hale-Bopp

M. Scott Carpenter
Mercury Astronaut; Sealab Aquanaut

Dr. Howard Clarke
Author, Professor of Classical Studies

Dr. Susan D. deFrance

Zvi Dor-Ner
Executive Producer/Director - PBS Documentaries

Dr. Mary Ann Eaverly
Associate Professor of Classics, University of Florida

Robert E. Fritts
Former US Ambassador to Ghana and Rwanda,

Bonnie Gordon
Editor, Astronomy Magazine

Jolyon E. P. Halse

Honorable F. A. (Tex) Harris
Former President of the American Foreign Service Association

Richard Horwitz

David Israel
NASA Satellite Communications Engineer

George T. Keene
Astrophotographer; Retired Eastman Kodak Scientist

Sergei N. Khrushchev
Fellow, Brown University's Watson Center for Foreign Development

Dr. Paul Knappenberger
Astronomer; President, Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum

Dr. Edwin C. Krupp
Archaeoastronomer; Director, Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles

Robin Rector Krupp
Author, Artist, Illustrator

David Levesque
Cruise Director, Historian

Lola Makaroff
Port Lecturer, Historian

Dr. Patrick Moore
Astronomer; BBC Sky at Night Host

Dr. Michael E. Moseley

Dr. Ronald Parise
Space-Shuttle Astronaut; Astronomer

Ambassador Edward L. Peck

Ted Pedas
Astronomer; Special Projects Coördinator, Royal Olympic Cruises

Tom Pedas
Music Director — Culture at Sea programs

Dr. Phyllis Pitluga

Rozanne Ridgway

Joseph M. Rao

Marcy Pedas Sigler
Coördinator — Science at Sea Programs

Sharon Shanks
Planetarium Lecturer —Science Journalist

Dionysios P. Simopoulos
Astronomer;Director, Eugenides Planetarium
Athens, Greece

Dr. Rebecca Storey
Associate Professor of Anthropology
University of Houston

Dr. Barbara Tedlock
Professor of Anthropology
State University of New York at Buffalo

Dr. Dennis Tedlock
Professor of Classics
State University of New York at Buffalo

Dr. James Trefil
Clarence J. Robinson Professor of Physics
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Dr. Catherine D. Vanderpool
U.S. Director, American School of Classical Studies
Athens, Greece

Dr. John W. Verano
Anthropologist, Tulane University

Dr. Randolph J. Widmer
Associate Professor of Archeology
University of Houston

Dr. Frederick A. Winter
Professor of Classical Archaeology
University of Maryland

Dr. Warren Young
Chairman, Physics and Astronomy Dept.
Youngstown(Ohio) State University


Past lecturers have included:
(partial list)

George O. Abell
Neil Armstrong
Isaac Asimov
Dr. James Billington
Dr. Daniel J. Boorstin
Ben Bova
Franklyn M. Branley
Dr. Edward M. Brooks
Joseph Chamberlain
Von Del Chamberlain
Mark R. Chartrand III
Arthur C. Clarke
Henry C. Courten
Walter Cronkite
Hugh Downs
John (Jack)A. Eddy
Donald Hall
George Hamilton
Fred Hess
Allen J. Hynek
Robert T. Little
Norman J. Macdonald
Captain Loren McIntyre
James Michener
Leif Robinson
Martin Scott
Vincent Schaefer
Walter M. Schirra Jr.
Rusty Schweickart
Charles H. Smiley
Walter Sullivan
Gerrit Verschuur
Peter J. Vogt
Dr. Fred L. Whipple
John Noble Wilford


Partial List of Ted Pedas's Travel Programs


African Eclipse Cruise - Dec 4, 2002 Voyage to Darkness aboard Olympia Countess
Eclipse '99 Black Sea - Voyages to Darkness aboard Royal Olympic's Countess;Oceanis,Renaissance;Solaris
Caribbean Eclipse '98 - Voyage to Darkness aboard Sun Line's Solaris
Asian Eclipse '95 - Voyage to Darkness aboard Orient Line's Marco Polo
Perseid Meteor Showers
Halley's Comet Cruises
Hale-Bopp Comet Rendezvous Cruises,   Big Sky Eclipse '79 - Montana
Pacific Eclipse '77 - Voyages to Darkness aboard Sitmar's Fairwind/Fairsea
African Eclipse '73 - Voyage to Darkness aboard P&O's Canberra
Caribbean Eclipse '73 -Voyages to Darkness aboard Cunard's Adventurer & Ambassador
Eclipse '72 - Voyage to Darkness aboard Greek Line's Olympia
Maya Equinox Cruise—Sun Serpent Descending at Chichén Itzá
Panama Canal—Millennium Cruise to the Future
Yucatan Discovery Cruises
Voyages of Discovery—The Cradle of Civilization; Ancient World; Grand Aegean & Adriatic Cruises
Around South America—Voyage to Lost Civilizations


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E-mail:   Ted Pedas — mpedas@ix.netcom.com