jasper_planetarium_eventsOctober 13 – 22,  2017 — 

Since its inception, The Jasper Dark Sky Festival has grown to become North America’s largest annual celebration of the night sky.

This year’s speakers include famed UK astronomy popularizer Brian Cox (host of the BBC’s “Stargazing Live“, “Bad Astronomer” Phil Plait, and CBC “Quirks & Quarks” host Bob McDonald (to book tickets for these speakers, please go to https://jasperdarksky.travel/ )

 

Below are the activities The Jasper Planetarium has available for booking for the festival:

 

*** Except for Skytram events, all of the activities below originate at The Jasper Planetarium, at Marmot Lodge, 86 Connaught Dr, Jasper, AB ***

Friday, October 13

2:00 pm
Planetarium dome experience
Explore the world’s largest accessible dark sky preserve in our air-supported dome theatre.
jasper_planetarium_tour_experience_domeOur astronomy experts will show you the local aboriginal First Nations constellations, the Northern Lights as they appear from Jasper, and take you out into space on a spectacular interactive ride from hundreds of km above the Rockies to the edge of the universe…all in about 40 minutes. Includes Q&A with a live astronomy expert
$29/adult, $9 youth (4-15)
(book online or call 1-888-786-3641)

3:00 pm
Daytime solar/lunar astronomy tour
Join astronomy experts from The Jasper Planetarium for a chance to explore the daytime sky:
* your experience starts with an exclusive daytime/solar planetarium experience inside The Jasper Planetarium
* tour of the largest, most powerful telescopes in the Rockies
* see recent 4K Jasper sky imagery from our new video telescope
actual photo of the Sun through one of our solar telescopes
* get tips on how to use your DSLR camera to photograph auroras and the Milky Way
* if weather permits, you’ll also experience a live guided telescope tour of objects in the daytime sky, including details on the Sun and Moon
$39/adults, $12/youth (4-15)
(book online or call 1-888-786-3641)

7:30 pm
Skytram Star Session (with 2-course dinner)

The Jasper Planetarium and The Jasper Skytram offer the most unique dining experience in all the Rockies.

Join space author Peter McMahon, astronomy experts from The Jasper Planetarium and staff at the Jasper Skytram for dinner and an evening telescope experience at the top of a mountain (for more details, see full description in the Skytram Star session section above)
$116 per person

 

Saturday, October 14

jasper_planetarium_tour_experience_dome2:00 pm
Planetarium dome experience
Explore the world’s largest accessible dark sky preserve in our air-supported dome theatre.
Our astronomy experts will show you the local aboriginal First Nations constellations, the Northern Lights as they appear from Jasper, and take you out into space on a spectacular interactive ride from hundreds of km above the Rockies to the edge of the universe…all in about 40 minutes. Includes Q&A with a live astronomy expert
$29/adult, $9 youth (4-15)
(book online or call 1-888-786-3641)

3:00 pm
Daytime solar/lunar astronomy tour
Join astronomy experts from The Jasper Planetarium for a chance to explore the daytime sky:
* your experience starts with an exclusive daytime/solar planetarium experience inside The Jasper Planetarium
* tour of the largest, most powerful telescopes in the Rockies
* see recent 4K Jasper sky imagery from our new video telescope
* get tips on how to use your DSLR camera to photograph
auroras and the Milky Way
* if weather permits, you’ll also experience a live guided telescope tour of objects in the daytime sky, including details on the Sun and Moon
$39/adults, $12/youth (4-15)
(book online or call 1-888-786-3641)

7:30 pm
Skytram Star Session (with 2-course dinner)

The Jasper Planetarium and The Jasper Skytram offer the most unique dining experience in all the Rockies.

Join space author Peter McMahon, astronomy experts from The Jasper Planetarium and staff at the Jasper Skytram for dinner and an evening telescope experience at the top of a mountain (for more details, see full description in the Skytram Star session section above)
$116 per person

 

Sunday, October 15

jasper_planetarium_tour_experience_dome7:45 pm
Planetarium dome experience
Explore the world’s largest accessible dark sky preserve in our air-supported dome theatre.
Our astronomy experts will show you the local aboriginal First Nations constellations, the Northern Lights as they appear from Jasper, and take you out into space on a spectacular interactive ride from hundreds of km above the Rockies to the edge of the universe…all in about 40 minutes. Includes Q&A with a live astronomy expert
$29/adult, $9 youth (4-15)
(book online or call 1-888-786-3641)

jasper_planetarium_logo9:00 pm
Planetarium dome experience
Explore the world’s largest accessible dark sky preserve in our air-supported dome theatre.
Our astronomy experts will show you the local aboriginal First Nations constellations, the Northern Lights as they appear from Jasper, and take you out into space on a spectacular interactive ride from hundreds of km above the Rockies to the edge of the universe…all in about 40 minutes. Includes Q&A with a live astronomy expert
$29/adult, $9 youth (4-15)
(book online or call 1-888-786-3641)

Big Dipper at Maligne Canyon

Big Dipper at Maligne Canyon

10:00 pm
Stargazing at Maligne Canyon
Join astronomy author Peter McMahon and the ‘telescope wranglers’ from The Jasper Planetarium for an exclusive Rocky Mountain evening experience:
* travel to a specially-selected site in the world’s largest accessible dark sky preserve
* tour the largest, most powerful telescopes in the Rockies
* see recent 4K Jasper sky imagery from our new video telescope
* get tips on how to use your DSLR camera to photograph auroras and the Milky Way
* if weather permits, you’ll also enjoy a guided tour of live objects in space as seen through our telescopes
Transportation included
Duration: up to 3 hours, return shuttles available throughout the night
$89/adult, $19 youth (4-15)
(book online or call 1-888-786-3641)

 

Monday, October 16

3:00 pm
Daytime solar/lunar astronomy tour
Join astronomy experts from The Jasper Planetarium for a chance to explore the daytime sky:
* your experience starts with an exclusive daytime/solar planetarium experience inside The Jasper Planetarium
* tour of the largest, most powerful telescopes in the Rockies
* see recent 4K Jasper sky imagery from our new video telescope
* get tips on how to use your DSLR camera to photograph
auroras and the Milky Way
* if weather permits, you’ll also experience a live guided telescope tour of objects in the daytime sky, including details on the Sun and Moon
$39/adults, $12/youth (4-15)
(book online or call 1-888-786-3641)

7:45 pm
Planetarium dome experience
jasper_planetarium_tour_experience_domeExplore the world’s largest accessible dark sky preserve in our air-supported dome theatre.
Our astronomy experts will show you the local aboriginal First Nations constellations, the Northern Lights as they appear from Jasper, and take you out into space on a spectacular interactive ride from hundreds of km above the Rockies to the edge of the universe…all in about 40 minutes. Includes Q&A with a live astronomy expert
$29/adult, $9 youth (4-15)
(book online or call 1-888-786-3641)

9:00 pm
Planetarium dome & Telescope experience COMBO
The ultimate Jasper Dark Sky experience:
First, explore the world’s largest accessible dark sky preserve – over 11,000 square km – day-and-night on a live, guided virtual tour in our climate-controlled dome theatre.
Our astronomy experts will show you the local aboriginal First Nations constellations, the Northern Lights as they appear from Jasper, and take you out into space on a spectacular interactive ride from hundreds of km above the Rockies to the edge of the universe…all in about 40 minutes.
Then, come outside for our all-weather telescope experience, where you’ll:
* tour of the largest, most powerful telescopes in the Rockies
* recent 4K Jasper sky imagery from our new video telescope
* tips on how to use your DSLR camera to photograph auroras and the Milky Way
* if weather permits, a live guided tour of meteors as they fall, plus objects in our Solar System and deep space as seen through our telescopes
Includes Q&A with a live astronomy expert
$49/adult, $18 youth (4-15)
(book online or call 1-888-786-3641)

9:45 pm
Telescope experience ONLY
Come outside for our all-weather telescope experience, where you’ll:
* tour of the largest, most powerful telescopes in the Rockies
* recent 4K Jasper sky imagery from our new video telescope
* tips on how to use your DSLR camera to photograph auroras and the Milky Way
* if weather permits, a live guided tour of meteors as they fall, plus objects in our Solar System and deep space as seen through our telescopes
Includes Q&A with a live astronomy expert
$29/adult, $9 youth (4-15)
(book online or call 1-888-786-3641)

 

Tuesday, October 17

7:45 pm
Planetarium dome experience
jasper_planetarium_tour_experience_domeExplore the world’s largest accessible dark sky preserve in our air-supported dome theatre.
Our astronomy experts will show you the local aboriginal First Nations constellations, the Northern Lights as they appear from Jasper, and take you out into space on a spectacular interactive ride from hundreds of km above the Rockies to the edge of the universe…all in about 40 minutes. Includes Q&A with a live astronomy expert
$29/adult, $9 youth (4-15)
(book online or call 1-888-786-3641)

9:00 pm
Planetarium dome & Telescope experience COMBO
The ultimate Jasper Dark Sky experience:
First, explore the world’s largest accessible dark sky preserve – over 11,000 square km – day-and-night on a live, guided virtual tour in our climate-controlled dome theatre.
Our astronomy experts will show you the local aboriginal First Nations constellations, the Northern Lights as they appear from Jasper, and take you out into space on a spectacular interactive ride from hundreds of km above the Rockies to the edge of the universe…all in about 40 minutes.
Then, come outside for our all-weather telescope experience, where you’ll:
* tour of the largest, most powerful telescopes in the Rockies
* recent 4K Jasper sky imagery from our new video telescope
* tips on how to use your DSLR camera to photograph auroras and the Milky Way
* if weather permits, a live guided tour of meteors as they fall, plus objects in our Solar System and deep space as seen through our telescopes
Includes Q&A with a live astronomy expert
$49/adult, $18 youth (4-15)
(book online or call 1-888-786-3641)

9:45 pm
Telescope experience ONLY
Come outside for our all-weather telescope experience, where you’ll:
* tour of the largest, most powerful telescopes in the Rockies
* recent 4K Jasper sky imagery from our new video telescope
* tips on how to use your DSLR camera to photograph auroras and the Milky Way
* if weather permits, a live guided tour of meteors as they fall, plus objects in our Solar System and deep space as seen through our telescopes
Includes Q&A with a live astronomy expert
$29/adult, $9 youth (4-15)
(book online or call 1-888-786-3641)

 

Wednesday, October 18

1:00 pm
Daytime solar/lunar astronomy tour
Join astronomy experts from The Jasper Planetarium for a chance to explore the daytime sky:
* your experience starts with an exclusive daytime/solar planetarium experience inside The Jasper Planetarium
* tour of the largest, most powerful telescopes in the Rockies
* see recent 4K Jasper sky imagery from our new video telescope
* get tips on how to use your DSLR camera to photograph
auroras and the Milky Way
* if weather permits, you’ll also experience a live guided telescope tour of objects in the daytime sky, including details on the Sun and Moon
$39/adults, $12/youth (4-15)
(book online or call 1-888-786-3641)

7:45 pm
Planetarium dome experience
jasper_planetarium_tour_experience_domeExplore the world’s largest accessible dark sky preserve in our air-supported dome theatre.
Our astronomy experts will show you the local aboriginal First Nations constellations, the Northern Lights as they appear from Jasper, and take you out into space on a spectacular interactive ride from hundreds of km above the Rockies to the edge of the universe…all in about 40 minutes. Includes Q&A with a live astronomy expert
$29/adult, $9 youth (4-15)
(book online or call 1-888-786-3641)

Big Dipper at Maligne Canyon

Big Dipper at Maligne Canyon

8:30 pm
Stargazing at Maligne Canyon
Join astronomy author Peter McMahon and the ‘telescope wranglers’ from The Jasper Planetarium for an exclusive Rocky Mountain evening experience:
* travel to a specially-selected site in the world’s largest accessible dark sky preserve
* tour the largest, most powerful telescopes in the Rockies
* see recent 4K Jasper sky imagery from our new video telescope
* get tips on how to use your DSLR camera to photograph auroras and the Milky Way
* if weather permits, you’ll also enjoy a guided tour of live objects in space as seen through our telescopes
Transportation included
Duration: up to 3 hours, return shuttles available throughout the night
$89/adult, $19 youth (4-15)
(book online or call 1-888-786-3641)

 

Thursday, October 19

7:45 pm
Planetarium dome experience
jasper_planetarium_tour_experience_domeExplore the world’s largest accessible dark sky preserve in our air-supported dome theatre.
Our astronomy experts will show you the local aboriginal First Nations constellations, the Northern Lights as they appear from Jasper, and take you out into space on a spectacular interactive ride from hundreds of km above the Rockies to the edge of the universe…all in about 40 minutes. Includes Q&A with a live astronomy expert
$29/adult, $9 youth (4-15)
(book online or call 1-888-786-3641)

9:00 pm
Planetarium dome & Telescope experience COMBO
The ultimate Jasper Dark Sky experience:
First, explore the world’s largest accessible dark sky preserve – over 11,000 square km – day-and-night on a live, guided virtual tour in our climate-controlled dome theatre.
Our astronomy experts will show you the local aboriginal First Nations constellations, the Northern Lights as they appear from Jasper, and take you out into space on a spectacular interactive ride from hundreds of km above the Rockies to the edge of the universe…all in about 40 minutes.
Then, come outside for our all-weather telescope experience, where you’ll:
* tour of the largest, most powerful telescopes in the Rockies
* recent 4K Jasper sky imagery from our new video telescope
* tips on how to use your DSLR camera to photograph auroras and the Milky Way
* if weather permits, a live guided tour of meteors as they fall, plus objects in our Solar System and deep space as seen through our telescopes
Includes Q&A with a live astronomy expert
$49/adult, $18 youth (4-15)
(book online or call 1-888-786-3641)

9:45 pm
Telescope experience ONLY
Come outside for our all-weather telescope experience, where you’ll:
* tour of the largest, most powerful telescopes in the Rockies
* recent 4K Jasper sky imagery from our new video telescope
* tips on how to use your DSLR camera to photograph auroras and the Milky Way
* if weather permits, a live guided tour of meteors as they fall, plus objects in our Solar System and deep space as seen through our telescopes
Includes Q&A with a live astronomy expert
$29/adult, $9 youth (4-15)
(book online or call 1-888-786-3641)

 

Friday, October 20

jasper_planetarium_tour_experience_dome2:00 pm
Planetarium dome experience
Explore the world’s largest accessible dark sky preserve in our air-supported dome theatre.
Our astronomy experts will show you the local aboriginal First Nations constellations, the Northern Lights as they appear from Jasper, and take you out into space on a spectacular interactive ride from hundreds of km above the Rockies to the edge of the universe…all in about 40 minutes. Includes Q&A with a live astronomy expert
$29/adult, $9 youth (4-15)
(book online or call 1-888-786-3641)

3:00 pm
Daytime solar/lunar astronomy tour
Join astronomy experts from The Jasper Planetarium for a chance to explore the daytime sky:
* your experience starts with an exclusive daytime/solar planetarium experience inside The Jasper Planetarium
* tour of the largest, most powerful telescopes in the Rockies
* see recent 4K Jasper sky imagery from our new video telescope
actual photo of the Sun through one of our solar telescopes
* get tips on how to use your DSLR camera to photograph auroras and the Milky Way
* if weather permits, you’ll also experience a live guided telescope tour of objects in the daytime sky, including details on the Sun and Moon
$39/adults, $12/youth (4-15)
(book online or call 1-888-786-3641)

7:30 pm
Skytram Star Session (with 2-course dinner) AND Orionid Meteor Shower

The Jasper Planetarium and The Jasper Skytram offer the most unique dining experience in all the Rockies.

Join space author Peter McMahon, astronomy experts from The Jasper Planetarium and staff at the Jasper Skytram for dinner and an evening telescope experience at the top of a mountain (for more details, see full description in the Skytram Star session section above)

BONUS! This event falls on the peak of the annual Orionid Meteor Shower

$116 per person

 

Saturday, October 21

1:00 pm
jasper_planetarium_tour_experience_domePlanetarium dome experience
Explore the world’s largest accessible dark sky preserve in our air-supported dome theatre.
Our astronomy experts will show you the local aboriginal First Nations constellations, the Northern Lights as they appear from Jasper, and take you out into space on a spectacular interactive ride from hundreds of km above the Rockies to the edge of the universe…all in about 40 minutes. Includes Q&A with a live astronomy expert
$29/adult, $9 youth (4-15)
(book online or call 1-888-786-3641)

2:00 pm
Daytime solar/lunar astronomy tour
Join astronomy experts from The Jasper Planetarium for a chance to explore the daytime sky:
* your experience starts with an exclusive daytime/solar planetarium experience inside The Jasper Planetarium
* tour of the largest, most powerful telescopes in the Rockies
* see recent 4K Jasper sky imagery from our new video telescope
actual photo of the Sun through one of our solar telescopes
* get tips on how to use your DSLR camera to photograph auroras and the Milky Way
* if weather permits, you’ll also experience a live guided telescope tour of objects in the daytime sky, including details on the Sun and Moon
$39/adults, $12/youth (4-15)
(book online or call 1-888-786-3641)

7:30 pm
Skytram Star Session (with 2-course dinner) AND Orionid Meteor Shower

The Jasper Planetarium and The Jasper Skytram offer the most unique dining experience in all the Rockies.

Join space author Peter McMahon, astronomy experts from The Jasper Planetarium and staff at the Jasper Skytram for dinner and an evening telescope experience at the top of a mountain (for more details, see full description in the Skytram Star session section above)

BONUS! This event falls on the peak of the annual Orionid Meteor Shower

$116 per person

 

Sunday, October 22

7:45 pm
Planetarium dome experience
jasper_planetarium_tour_experience_domeExplore the world’s largest accessible dark sky preserve in our air-supported dome theatre.
Our astronomy experts will show you the local aboriginal First Nations constellations, the Northern Lights as they appear from Jasper, and take you out into space on a spectacular interactive ride from hundreds of km above the Rockies to the edge of the universe…all in about 40 minutes. Includes Q&A with a live astronomy expert
$29/adult, $9 youth (4-15)
(book online or call 1-888-786-3641)

9:00 pm
Planetarium dome & Telescope experience COMBO
The ultimate Jasper Dark Sky experience:
First, explore the world’s largest accessible dark sky preserve – over 11,000 square km – day-and-night on a live, guided virtual tour in our climate-controlled dome theatre.
Our astronomy experts will show you the local aboriginal First Nations constellations, the Northern Lights as they appear from Jasper, and take you out into space on a spectacular interactive ride from hundreds of km above the Rockies to the edge of the universe…all in about 40 minutes.
Then, come outside for our all-weather telescope experience, where you’ll:
* tour of the largest, most powerful telescopes in the Rockies
* recent 4K Jasper sky imagery from our new video telescope
* tips on how to use your DSLR camera to photograph auroras and the Milky Way
* if weather permits, a live guided tour of meteors as they fall, plus objects in our Solar System and deep space as seen through our telescopes
Includes Q&A with a live astronomy expert
$49/adult, $18 youth (4-15)
(book online or call 1-888-786-3641)

9:45 pm
Telescope experience ONLY
Come outside for our all-weather telescope experience, where you’ll:
* tour of the largest, most powerful telescopes in the Rockies
* recent 4K Jasper sky imagery from our new video telescope
* tips on how to use your DSLR camera to photograph auroras and the Milky Way
* if weather permits, a live guided tour of meteors as they fall, plus objects in our Solar System and deep space as seen through our telescopes
Includes Q&A with a live astronomy expert
$29/adult, $9 youth (4-15)
(book online or call 1-888-786-3641)

 

These experiences can be booked online OR by phone (via SunDog Tours) at 1-888 786 3641 (8 am – 6 pm daily)

Prices to not include 5% GST tax

 Can also be booked at Jasper Adventure Centre, Sun Dog Tours / AVIS on Connaught Dr, Marmot Lodge, or at The Jasper Planetarium