Astronomy retreat in the Canadian Rockies

Join expert presenters and the staff of The Jasper Planetarium for an unforgettable weekend of cosmic discovery. Take advantage of fall rates for 3-4 days of astronomy-themed dining, accommodation, tours, presentations, and – of-course – guided stargazing...
Look through the largest telescope in the Rockies

Look through the largest telescope in the Rockies

After our planetarium experience, you’ll have the opportunity to add-on our Wild Nights stargazing package, which includes the chance to look through the largest telescope in the Rockies. After you’ve learned about the Jasper Dark Sky Preserve and the...
Guided tours…Rain-or-shine!

Guided tours…Rain-or-shine!

Explore Jasper National Park’s 11,000 square km dark sky preserve The Jasper Planetarium is Jasper National Park and Dark Sky Preserve’s only regular astronomy attraction. ***Please note: we are now open on weekends for Winter (daily starting May 1)***...
Meet our astronomer guides

Meet our astronomer guides

PETER McMAHON Manager / senior presenter Peter is an award-winning science journalist who has worked for CTV News (where he currently serves as a TV science commentator), Discovery Channel, and written for MSN.ca, The Toronto Star, CAA online, and Frommer’s Travel....
Tonight’s aurora & weather outlook

Tonight’s aurora & weather outlook

Each day, our staff of astronomy guides carefully plan evening stargazing sessions around the weather of the Rocky Mountains…Then we improvise… Seriously, though, while weather in the Rockies can be unpredictable, we regularly consult the specialized...
2017 Dark Sky Festival

2017 Dark Sky Festival

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