Jasper Dark Sky Blog

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Watch this page for tips, tricks and guides on how to best experience the Jasper Dark Sky Preserve.

Symphony under the Stars proves that music is better outside

October 9, 2018

Join the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra Strings and conductor Bob Bernhardt for an unforgettable concert at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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Feed Mind and Belly at New Dark Sky Festival Event: Food Lab

October 3, 2018

Gourmet meals meet fascinating science demos at Food Lab, a delicious new event presented by Jasper Food Tours and Olive Bistro.

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New Museum Exhibition to Showcase Artwork Inspired by Dark Skies

September 14, 2018

The stars have long inspired the human race. From early navigators who told stories anchored by constellations to modern artists like Destanne Norris who commit stunning nebulas to canvas, the cosmos is an boundless muse.

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4 Jasper Planetarium Events to Complete Your Dark Sky Festival Experience

September 14, 2018

From stargazing atop a mountain to nighttime photography workshops to touring the most powerful telescope in the Canadian Rockies, the Jasper Planetarium has fantastic events happening every night of the festival.

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Emily Calandrelli and Dianna Cowern on the importance of women in STEM

September 11, 2018

One is a executive producer of an Emmy nominated TV show, one is the star of her own acclaimed YouTube channel. But what both Emily and Dianna have in common — besides being speakers at the forthcoming Jasper Dark Sky Festival — is that they are both women in an industry commonly dominated by men

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Meet the Stars of Spacetalks

August 31, 2018

The SPACEtalks event, happening Oct. 20 during the 2018 Jasper Dark Sky Festival, has been an audience favourite in the past, and this year's illustrious panel of astronomers and academics are set to continue the trend.

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Mark Kelly - Interview with Alberta Primetime

August 13, 2018

On October 19, Mark Kelly and his brother Scott Kelly will deliver the keynote address at the 2018 Jasper Dark Sky Festival.

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August 9, 2018

Star gazers and science lovers rejoice! The Jasper Dark Sky Festival is back for its 8th year and the lineup is better than ever.

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June 27, 2017
Between the incredible dark sky and the beautiful mountains, Jasper is hands down one of my favourite place to take pictures of the stars.

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