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The ultimate Jasper Dark Sky experience:

in winter, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Old Lodge Road
until March 31

(spring/summer/fall at Marmot Lodge, 86 Connaught Dr, April – Oct)
1-888-786-3641

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  • Winter times
    (daily Jan 6 – March 31 at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Main Lodge)
    8:00 pm for planetarium dome experience ONLY
    $29/adult, $9 youth (ages 4-15)
    9:00 pm for winter planetarium & dark sky telescope viewing plateau Astronomer COMBO
    $65/adult, $20 youth (ages 4-15)
  • Spring times
    (daily April 27 – June 14 at Marmot Lodge)
    8:45 pm for planetarium dome experience ONLY $29/adult, $9 youth
    9:45 pm for planetarium & telescope COMBO $55/adult, $20 youth (ages 4-15)
  • Summer times
    (daily June 15 – Sept 16 at Marmot Lodge)
    7:45 pm & 8:45 pm for planetarium dome experience ONLY $29/adult, $9 youth (ages 4-15)
    10:00 pm for planetarium & telescope COMBO $55/adult, $20 youth (ages 4-15)
  • Fall times
    (daily Sept 17 – Oct 29 at Marmot Lodge)
    7:45 pm for planetarium dome experience ONLY $29/adult, $9 youth (ages 4-15)
    8:45 pm for planetarium & telescope COMBO $55/adult, $20 youth (ages 4-15)

DETAILS…

Planetarium dome theatre experience ONLY
WINTER (at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge)
SPRING/SUMMER/FALL (at Marmot Lodge)

  • Winter times
    8:00 pm (daily Jan 6 – March 31)
    for planetarium dome experience ONLY
    at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Main Lodge) $29/adult, $9 youth (ages 4-15)
  • Spring times 8:45 pm (daily April 27 – June 14) for planetarium dome experience ONLY at Marmot Lodge $29/adult, $9 youth (ages 4-15)
  • Summer times 7:45 pm & 8:45 pm (daily June 15 – Sept 16) for planetarium dome experience ONLY at Marmot Lodge $29/adult, $9 youth (ages 4-15)
  • Fall times 7:45 pm (daily Sept 17 – Oct 29) for planetarium dome experience ONLY at Marmot Lodge $29/adult, $9 youth (ages 4-15)

jasper-planetarium_local_constellationsJoin our astronomy experts in our air-supported dome theatre for a LIVE virtual tour the world’s largest accessible dark sky preserve.

Inside the planetarium, your guide will share:

  • local aboriginal constellations
  • views of the Northern Lights from Jasper
  • and take you into space orbiting above the Rockies…
  • and on to the edge of the universe…all in about 35 minutes

Pricing*:

Adults /  $29
Youth (ages 4-15)  /   $9
*plus 5% GST tax

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pay online, by phone at 1-888-786-3641 (call 9 am – 5 pm MT) to reserve seats in advance, or book after-office hours right at the planetarium (cash, debit and all major credit cards accepted)

Get a preview of what you’ll see inside on the below TV segment in the planetarium
(actual show is much brighter and appears all around you)

 

Planetarium & dark sky telescope viewing plateau Astronomer COMBO
WINTER
(DAILY:  9:00 pm, Jan 6 – March 31 at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge)

NEW FOR 2018 – Explore the world’s largest astronomy park with experts from The Jasper Planetarium in our most complete and exciting package yet!

See the rose-like structure of the Orion Nebula, a light-years-wide cloud of gas where new stars are being born.

actual views as-seen through our telescopes at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Watch the massive Whirlpool Galaxy as it slowly ‘eats’ a nearby group of blazing suns.

Each winter, the skies here are darker, sooner, longer. That – combined with Jasper’s high latitude – means more chances to view the Milky Way and the Northern Lights.

Experience all this and more at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge this winter: From your welcome in our planetarium dome theatre to the wonders of our telescope experience, you’ll be immersed in the world-exclusive sky culture of the Jasper Rockies and enjoy special touches such as a roaring outdoor fire, astrophotography tips and complimentary refreshments.

Eexplore Japer’s dark skies in our world-exclusive dome theatre experience and looking through the largest telescope in the Rockies, all with our staff of knowledgable astronomy experts.

This extraordinary package includes:

  • Planetarium dome experience
  • Astrophotography tips- how to capture auroras and the Milky Way with your camera
  • Indiginous storytelling and music (on select dates only)
  • Relax under the stars on our dark sky viewing plateau in an authentic First Nations tepee
  • S’mores and hot chocolate
  • Tour of the largest telescope in the Rockies on our dark sky viewing plateau
  • Instant-replay of recent celestial views from our video telescope
  • Weather-permitting LIVE views through our telescopes on our dark sky viewing plateau**

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* we may also have the chance to see a meteor or even the Northern Lights 

**In the event of excessive cold, we will have the ability to display live views from our video telescope on a monitor indoors in the Fairmont Main Lodge

Pricing*:
Adults /  $65
Youth ages 4-15 /  $20
*plus 5% GST tax

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pay online, by phone at 1-888-786-3641 (call 9 am – 5 pm MT) to reserve seats in advance, or book after-office hours right at the planetarium (cash, debit and all major credit cards accepted)

** NOTE: The Telescope Experience is a learning opportunity with weather permitting views of the sky. While we do not need the sky to be completely clear to use our telescopes we CAN NOT guarantee clear skies. We DO NOT provide refunds if the skies are too cloudy, but will offer a “rain check” to re-book for another date in addition to proceeding with the other aspects of our telescope experience.

please note also that evenings at or near the full moon will reduce visibility of faint deep space objects – this has nothing to do with the weather or darkness of our observing location

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Planetarium/Telescope COMBO
SPRING/SUMMER/FALL
(DAILY:  April 27 –  Oct 29 at Marmot Lodge)

  • Spring times 9:45 pm (daily April 27 – June 14) at Marmot Lodge $55/adult, $20 youth (ages 4-15)
  • Summer times 10:00 pm (daily June 15 – Sept 16) at Marmot Lodge $55/adult, $20 youth (ages 4-15)
  • Fall times 8:45 pm (daily Sept 17 – Oct 29) at Marmot Lodge $55/adult, $20 youth (ages 4-15)

First, join our astronomy experts in our air-supported dome theatre for a LIVE virtual tour the world’s largest accessible dark sky preserve.

jasper_planetarium_tour_experience_domeInside the planetarium, your guide will share local aboriginal constellations, views of the Northern Lights from Jasper, and take you into space orbiting above the Rockies and on to the edge of the universe…all in about 40 minutes.

Then, come outside the dome for an all-weather telescope experience where you’ll:

  • 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 the Milky Way and auroras
  • if weather permits, you’ll also enjoy a live guided tour of objects in our Solar System and deep space as seen through our telescopes

* we may also have the chance to see a meteor or even the Northern Lights

Pricing*:
Adults /  $55
Youth-under-16 /   $20
*plus 5% GST tax

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pay online, by phone at 1-888-786-3641 (call 9 am – 5 pm MT) to reserve seats in advance, or book after-office hours right at the planetarium (cash, debit and all major credit cards accepted)

** NOTE: The Telescope Experience is a learning opportunity with weather permitting views of the sky. While we do not need the sky to be completely clear to use our telescopes we CAN NOT guarantee clear skies. We DO NOT provide refunds if the skies are too cloudy, but will offer a “rain check” to re-book for another date in addition to proceeding with the other aspects of our telescope experience.

please note also that evenings at or near the full moon will reduce visibility of faint deep space objects – this has nothing to do with the weather or darkness of our observing location