Events

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From stargazing on the top of a mountain to aurora-watching at the edge of a canyon to lakeside meteor-spotting, we have dozens of premium dark sky events.

Here below are the major events we are currently offering:

*** all of the activities below originate at
The Jasper Planetarium, at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Old Lodge Road, Jasper, AB ***

 

Geminid Meteor Shower

Dec 13 (peak), 14 (peak), 15 (post-peak) – 10:00 pm – midnight

Often regarded as the ‘other’ big annual meteor shower (lesser-known because it occurs in winter), the Geminids can see up to 120 meteors per-hour (up-to a meteor every 30-seconds on-average)

Your experience starts inside The Jasper Planetarium, then, come outside for our all-weather telescope experience, where you’ll:
* tour of the largest, most powerful telescopes in the Rockies at a special dark sky location
* 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
$69/adult, $19 youth (4-15)
(book online Dec 13 (peak), Dec 14 (peak), Dec 15 (post-peak) OR call SunDog Reservations at 1-888-786-3641)

 

These experiences can be booked online OR by phone (via SunDog Tours) at 1-888 786 3641 (9 am – 5 pm daily)

Prices to not include 5% GST tax

 Can also be booked at Fairmont Concierge, Sun Dog Tours / AVIS on Connaught Dr, or at The Jasper Planetarium