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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


GEORGE TAKEI 

ADDITIONAL TICKETS RELEASED!

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. 

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


BILL NYE the Science Guy

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. 

SCIENCE PACKAGE
October 15, 2016 | 10:00 AM & 3:30 PM
Includes tickets to the sold out Bill Nye The Science Guy: Our Place in Space and Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Jeremy Hansen.
Cost: $80

VIP EVENING WITH BILL NYE (Oct 14)
VIP evening at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Golf Clubhouse and stargazing deck.
Cost: $199


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
SOLD OUT

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

Nadia Drake, 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 Word From Our Sponsors... 

National Geographic called a Rocky Mountaineer rail journey one of the 'World's Greatest Trips'. We couldn't agree more. We've hosted over 1.5 million guests from across the globe, with rave reviews about the magic and wonder of a train trip through the majestic Canadian Rockies.
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.