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Science and space stories by Peter McMahon

Some of the publications Peter has written/produced for Solar Storm (cover story on the Solar Maximum, originally for Canadian Geographic print edition) This is your brain as a dad (originally for the print edition of Today’s Parent) The new stargazing: Dark sky… Meet our astronomy guides by jasperplanetarium | Nov 28, 2019 | . PETER McMAHON general manager / senior…

Science and space stories by Peter McMahon

Solar Storm (cover story on the Solar Maximum, originally for Canadian Geographic print edition) This is your brain as a dad (originally for the print edition of Today’s Parent) The new stargazing: Dark sky preserves in an age of light pollution (originally for the print edition of Reader’s Digest) Behind the science of movie special effects (cover story originally for the print edition…

Meet our astronomy guides

PETER McMAHON general manager / senior presenter Peter is a multiple-award-winning science journalist who has worked for CTV News (where he currently served as a writer and later TV science commentator), Discovery Channel where he served as senior online producer and later lead producer, and written for MSN.ca, The Toronto Star, CAA, and Frommer’s Travel….

Jasper Dark Sky Preserve

Did you know that in 2011, Jasper National Park became the world’s largest dark sky preserve? Jasper is a world leader among these 40+ ‘astronomy parks’ where local bylaws defend the night against urban light pollution… The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada officially designated Jasper National Park as a Dark Sky Preserve in April of 2011. At…

Get the app!

Want to know what you’re looking at up in the sky? Get an augmented-reality app (which will show you a labelled, zoomable version of the sky in front of you) for your phone and/or tablet before, during, or after your visit to the Jasper Planetarium. For Android devices (Sony, HTC, Samsung, etc…) Sky Map (free via Google…

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