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OCTOBER 14 - 23, 2016

 

You've never seen the Rockies like this before.

Jasper's Dark Sky invites stargazing adventurers to get lost in the wonder of one of the world's largest dark sky preservesAs daylight hours begin to recede, October is the ideal time to celebrate the skies with the annual Jasper Dark Sky Festival, an ever-growing celebration aimed at connecting all ages to our universe and beyond.

 

2016 FESTIVAL HEADLINERS


BILL NYE the Science Guy

An Evening with Bill Nye (18+)
October 14, 2016 | 6:00 PM
SOLD OUT

The Science Guy: Our Place in Space
October 15, 2016 | 3:30 PM
SOLD OUT

Package
October 15, 2016 | 10:00 AM & 3:30 PM
Bill Nye The Science Guy: Our Place in Space &         Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Jeremy Hansen.
Cost: $80

Bill Nye, scientist, engineer, comedian, author, and inventor, is a man with a mission: to help foster a scientifically literate society, to help people everywhere understand and appreciate the    
science that makes our world work. Making science entertaining and accessible is something    
Bill has been doing most of his life. 


GEORGE TAKEI 

An Evening with George Takei
October 21, 2016 | 6:00 PM
Cost: $70

With a career spanning five decades, George Takei is known around the world for his founding role in the acclaimed television series Star Trek, in which he played Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the Starship Enterprise. But George Takei's story goes where few stories have gone before. From a childhood spent with his family wrongfully imprisoned in a Japanese Internment Camp during WWII, to becoming one of the country's leading figures in the fight for social justice, LGBTQ rights, and marriage equality—George Takei remains a powerful voice on issues ranging from politics to pop culture.


2016 FESTIVAL EVENTS


JEREMY HANSEN

Canadian Space Agency Astronaut
October 15, 2016 | 10:00 AM
Cost: $15

Spend Saturday morning with Canadian Astronaut, Jeremy Hansen presented in partnership with the Canadian Space Agency's Speaker Program, as he discusses space exploration, astronomy and following your dreams.


SYMPHONY UNDER THE STARS

Edmonton Symphony Orchestra Presents: Vivaldi's The Four Seasons
October 15, 2016 | 8:00 PM
Cost: from $109

Gather under one of the world’s largest Dark Sky preserves for Jasper’s Symphony Under the Stars. Witness the magic of the outdoor Edmonton Symphony Orchestra Strings as they perform Vivaldi: The Four Season, spend two nights in luxurious Fairmont accommodations and dine on delectable cuisine prepared by our talented chefs.


BEYOND THE STARS

Stargazing Along the Shores of Lake Annette
October 21, 2016 | 8:00 PM
Cost: FREE

Join us along the shores of Lake Annette for one of the most memorable star gazing experiences in the World. Offering people of all ages a variety of free, intimate and interactive with programming with TELUS World of Science - Edmonton, Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Dark Sky Photographers, Parks Canada Interpreters and other special guests.


BIG BANG EXPO

Presented by TELUS World of Science - Edmonton
October 22, 2016 | 11:00 AM
Cost: FREE

 As the signature partner, TELUS World of Science - Edmonton (TWoSE) will present a variety of science programming for the public, such as rocket launches, a mobile planetarium and science demonstrations.


SPACEtalks

Phil Plait, Bobak Ferdowsi & more... 
October 22, 2016 | 6:00 PM
Cost: $45

Do you like space, planets, astronomy, collaboration, education? Well we have the show for you! Join us for two hours of entertaining space talks and debate from some of North America’s brightest astronomy and media professionals, starring: Canadian scientist Alan Nursall, science journalist Nadia Drake, astronomer Phil Plait and NASA’s Bobak Ferdowsi. 


A star-filled sky is one of nature's most beautiful sights. But it's harder than ever to see it. In fact, because of urban light, the night sky has become so bright an estimated 85% of Canadians can't see more than a few stars.