Telescope / planetarium COMBO

The ultimate Jasper Dark Sky experience:

in winter, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Old Lodge Road
Dec – March 31

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

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  • Winter times
    8:30 pm (Dec 8, 9, and DAILY Dec 13-Jan 5)
    for Planetarium/Telescope COMBO
    9:00 pm (DAILY Jan 6-March 31)
    for winter dark sky telescope Astronomer Experience
    at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Main Lodge)
  • Spring/Summer times (daily April 28th – Sept 18th): 7:45 pm, 8:45 pm (at Marmot Lodge)
  • Fall times (daily Sept 18th – Oct 28th): 7:45 pm only (at Marmot Lodge)

 

jasper_planetarium_old_fort_point_stargazingPlanetarium/Telescope COMBO
(December 8, 9, and DAILY December 13 – January 5 at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge)

First, join 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 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

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

* 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

 

 

 

Winter dark sky telescope
Astronomer Experience

(DAILY 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.

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.

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

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 an astrophotography workshop and traditional First Nations entertainment.

Winter is the ideal time to enjoy all the skies have to offer in the world’s largest astronomy park, Jasper Dark Sky Preserve.
Then, come outside the dome for an all-weather telescope experience where you’ll be able to explore Japer’s dark skies with our staff of knowledgable astronomy experts.

This extraordinary package includes:

  • Planetarium dome experience
  • Astrophotography workshop – how to capture auroras and the Milky Way with your camera
  • Indiginous storytelling and music (Fridays and Saturdays only)
  • Relax under the stars on our dark sky viewing plateau in an authentic First Nations tepee
  • S’mores and hot chocolate
  • Use of extra-warm Canada Goose down jackets, upon request
  • 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-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