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 Marmot Lodge, 86 Connaught Dr, Jasper, AB ***

2018 Perseid Meteor Shower

Aug 10 (pre-peak, still lots of meteors possible), Aug 11 (peak), Aug 12 (peak) – Various departure times – 8:45 pm – midnight

Often regarded as the big annual meteor shower of the year, the Perseids can have up to 60-80 meteors per-hour (up-to a meteor every 45-seconds or so, on-average)

Your experience starts inside The Jasper Planetarium, then, come outside for a shuttle ride into Jasper Dark Sky Preserve 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 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
$89/adult, $29 youth (4-15)
book online OR call SunDog Reservations at 1-888-786-3641 )

These experiences can be booked here 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 The Jasper Adventure Centre on Patricia Ave OR AVIS on Connaught Dr, or at The Jasper Planetarium


2018 Jasper Dark Sky Festival

October 12-21, 2018

In the next few weeks, we will release our full slate of events for the 2018 Jasper Dark Sky Festival, one of the largest astronomy events in North America.

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