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Jasper Dark Sky Festival

a group of people performing on stage in front of a mountainOCT 16-25, 2020

Since its first year a decade ago, the Jasper Dark Sky Festival (Oct 16-25 for 2020) has become Canada’s largest celebration of the night sky, regularly drawing thousands of participants, and guest speakers from the ranks of NASA astronauts and Hollywood celebrities.

***BIG NEWS***
(With health & safety restrictions)

As-always, The Jasper Planetarium is involved with more Jasper Dark Sky Festival activities than any other attraction.


Here are our tours available for this festival, Oct 16-25, 2020:

Dinner & Telescopes on a Mountaintop
various evenings
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Our signature Dark Sky Festival tour! Available with-or-without meal option (in-partnership with The Jasper Skytram)


jammer_dark_sky_bus_jasper_planetariumOpen-top touring bus dome, scope, binocular dark sky tour
certain evenings
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Come stargazing in style! Enjoy our dome, telescope and binocular tours with transportation in a genuine Circa 1939 open-roof Jammer tour coach (in-partnership with SunDog Tours)


food_tours_jasper_planetarium‘Peak-Nic’ under the Stars
7:00 pm, Thu, Oct 22
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Join staff from Jasper Food Tours for a short hike to a local peak, on which you’ll participate in a backcountry cooking demo, and enjoy a hot meal, followed by a dark sky experience with staff from The Jasper Planetarium (in-partnership with Jasper Food Tours.)


solar_view_jasper_planetariumDAYTIME Planetarium/Solar Telescope experience
12:00 pm, on certain days
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Participate in our All-Request LIVE planetarium experience PLUS check out the Sun, Moon, and other daytime sights in our 4K solar video scope (includes rain-check and admission to evening telescope tour)


a group of people in a dark roomTelescope & Planetarium COMBO full tour
9:00 pm, nightly
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Our most popular tour! Includes signature Planetarium Experience and our Telescope Experience! (Offered nightly, includes 2-year rain-check)


telescope_experience_marsTelescope Experience ONLY
9:40 pm, nightly
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*** SPOTLIGHT ON MARS *** As Mars makes is closest approach to Earth in October 2020, come see LIVE views via our 4K video telescopes (If skies are cloudy, we offer a free rain-check AND lots of non-weather dependent activities, like the chance to touch a rock from Mars!)

a group of people jumping in the airOur signature Planetarium Experience
7:45 pm, nightly
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An updated version of our most popular dome theatre experience! Join one of our knowledgeable staff for a tour of local constellations and auroras, views of Jasper from space, right to the edge of the universe!

jasper to Jupiter new planetarium experience

NEW planetarium experience: From Jasper To Jupiter (And Beyond!)
2:00 pm, on certain days
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Take a journey with one of our experienced local astronomy guides from the wonders of Jasper to the edge of the cosmos in this new experience that takes full-advantage of the capabilities of our dome theatre!

mars_mountains_planetarium_jasperNEW planetarium experience: Mountains of Mars (and Jasper)
1:00 pm, on certain days
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Take an immersive, interactive journey with one of our experienced local astronomy guides from the  mountains, canyons, and glaciers of Jasper and see how they compare to similar wonders on the Red Planet during its closest approach to Earth!

all_request_planetarium_jasper_FAQNEW planetarium experience: All-Request LIVE (you decide!)
12:00 pm, on certain days
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Have you ever wanted to fly around space in your own planetarium? Ever had a space question you wanted to ask and see the answer in person? Then this is the interactive experience for you!

telescope_experience_sun_jasper_planetariumBook-signing and FREE solar telescope views
10:00 am, Sat, Oct 17
FREE solar views | $20/book*
more info
Multiple-award-winning space author and Jasper Planetarium General Manager Peter McMahon will be on-hand to sign copies of his bestselling book The Space Adventurer’s Guide (Kids Can Press) with safely-filtered video views of the Sun at the Jasper Yellowhead Museum. (*no purchase needed for solar view access)