March 17, 2015
After oversleeping until 9:40am Oslo time, I joined Tony and Eileen on a trip into Oslo. First I picked up the Travel Quest outfitters packet of information and the eclipse t-shirt. (Click on photo to enlarge.)
We took the very efficient NSB train from the Oslo airport to the center of the city and walked to the National Gallery. There is a whole room of Edvard Munch paintings including his most well known.
Our friend Jason Kendall from the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York appears once a month on Al Roker’s morning Weather Channel show. He wants a photo of the three of us AAA members on our way to Svalbard for the eclipse. Apparently he will be on the show Wednesday early morning and wants to talk about the eclipse. So here we are by the Oslo waterfront. Tomorrow morning we fly to Svalbard. We found out today the daily schedule once we get there has been changed around depending on the activities you signed up for. I’ll have a 3 hour introduction to Longyearbyen (the town) followed by late night aurora viewing. Tony will do his ice caving trip tomorrow night and Eileen with do the dog sled ride also tomorrow night.