OPEN: But limited to 1 household per seating. Join us for a guided ‘tour’ in our 40-seat domed theatre LIVE with our knowledgeable staff. See local constellations, recent views of Jasper’s Northern Lights, the Rockies…
- Adult Ages 18+
- Youth Ages 4-17
A full evening of cosmic discovery!
- award-winning** ‘weather-proof’ evening program
- world-exclusive LIVE interactive planetarium dome experience
- FREE 2-year rain-check (skies not clear? come on back at no-additional-charge!)
In addition to being the world’s largest, easily-accessible dark sky preserve, Jasper is also one of the smallest towns in North America with its own planetarium.
This tour is now OPEN but limited to one household per time-slot (we reserve the right to turn away guests who do not meet this criteria at any time) If you are not able to book for the publicly-scheduled time for our combo tour, give us a call at (780) 931-3275 and we might be able to book you at the combo price for the planetarium & telescopes at separate times
Enjoy an entertaining, fun-filled evening of cosmic discovery! This full program includes both our Planetarium Experience & Telescope Experience.
Planetarium Experience — indoors
A virtual guided tour in our domed theatre with a LIVE local astronomy guide. Explore local First Nations constellations, see recent Northern Lights displays in Jasper, watch the Milky Way soar overhead, and journey into space for a view of Jasper Dark Sky Preserve from hundreds of km above, right to the edge of the universe! (And back) Includes time for a Q&A with our staff.
Duration of Planetarium Experience: 30-40 minutes.
Telescope Experience*** — outdoors, dress warmly
Join us outside the planetarium for…
- an interactive guided tour of the largest, most powerful telescopes in the Rockies and how they work
- a look at the latest 4K ‘instant-replays’ of live views as seen through our telescopes in Jasper.
- a look at how to photograph the Northern Lights and Milky Way with your DSLR camera (if of-interest)
- hands-on experiences: make an aurora, hold a meteorite! (NEW come see our new Mars rock!)
also, if the skies are clear enough, we will offer LIVE guided viewing through our telescopes*** next to the planetarium.
Duration of Telescope Experience: 60-90 minutes.
*** For health and safety reasons, our telescope experience is currently ‘touchless’, using video-based telescopes as our primary observing tool (so guests never have to put their face up to a telescope eyepiece – instead, live telescope views will appear on 4K TV screens, which provide the brightest, most colourful views of space possible PLUS no waiting in line for telescope views – Many people can view at the same time!)
In cases where binoculars are available, we will disinfect them after each use by an individual travel party.
For hands-on activities, disposable plastic gloves are provided.
NOTE: The Telescope Experience is a learning opportunity with weather permitting views of the sky. While this tour features a number of non-weather-dependent activities, 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 skies are too cloudy to observe with our binoculars, BUT a 2-year “rain check” to re-book for another date is included in this tour.
*** 2021 Wild Sky Wednesday (WSW) & Far Out Friday (FOF) “extra dark” tour details coming soon! ***