2019 Signature Events

Jad Abumrad

Keynote Speaker | VIP

Jad Abumrad is the host and creator of Radiolab, a public radio program broadcast on 524 stations across the nation and downloaded more than 9 million times a month as a podcast.

 

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VIP Stargazing Reception

Join the stars of the Dark Sky Festival for an exclusive evening at the newly renovated Maligne Canyon Wilderness Kitchen.  

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Beyond the Stars

Join us along the shores of Lake Annette for one of the most memorable star gazing experiences in the world.

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Science for Breakfast, featuring Seth Shostak and Nick Pope

Speaker | VIP

Nick Pope used to run the British Government's UFO project; he researched and investigated UFOs, alien abductions, crop circles and other strange phenomena, leading the media to call him the real Fox Mulder. Seth Shostak is Senior Astronomer and Institute Fellow at the SETI Institute.  

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Over The Moon, presented by TELUS World of Science

Speaker | VIP

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo missions, and TWOSE is proud to present a science exposition so out of this world we’ve had to rename the Jasper Junior/Senior High School where this event takes place to the "Jasper Space Station!"

 

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Jay Ingram and the Beaker Band

Lunacy
Our attraction to the moon was first expressed through music, poetry, even superstition. Science fiction then created a shift toward thinking about the moon in a scientific, technological way. Now, with plans for lunar-orbiting space station, we are about to make it an extension of the earth itself. 

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SPACEtalks: Dr. Robert Thirsk, Rob Meyerson, and Dr. Shawna Pandya

SPACEtalks | VIP

The Race to Mars. Will we launch a crewed mission to Mars in 20 years? What will it take to get there? Join an illustrious panel for an in-depth discussion about the challenges and successes both private and public space organizations have experienced in their quest to land humans on the red planet.

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After Dark Trivia with Alan Nursall

Trivia Host

Join us at the Jasper Legion for After Dark — an entertaining evening of science and live music! Test your knowledge with a space and science trivia challenge, hosted by Canadian television personality Alan Nursall. It’s an night you won’t want to miss!

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Science for Breakfast, featuring Bob McDonald

Speaker | VIP

Bob McDonald is one of Canada's best known science journalists, bringing science to the public for more than 40 years.

 

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Symphony Under the Stars

Join us in one of the world’s largest Dark Sky Preserves for a truly celestial experience – Jasper’s celebrated Symphony Under the Stars.

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Dark Sky 4-Day Photography Workshop

Join photographers Jeff Bartlett and Jack Fusco for an incredible dark sky photography workshop and the Jasper Dark Sky Festival.

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CN CELEBRATES 100 YEARS WITH THE JIM CUDDY BAND AND MADDIE STORVOLD

On October 18th, we will celebrate the opening of the Jim Vena Stage at CN Place in Commemoration Park in Jasper. The Jim Cuddy Band will headline, supported by an opening performance by Maddie Storvold. Although free to the public, tickets will be required.

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Get Your Star Package

Attend two great events for one great price! For $50, dark sky enthusiasts can attend both the Keynote presentation by Jad Abumrad AND the fascinating SPACEtalks panel.

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Jasper Dark Sky Festival Schedule

This years festival is packed with exciting events, speakers and hands on activities. Download your schedule here!

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