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What Happens When Stars Align? A 64% Lower Ticket Price!

August 12, 2019

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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Watch the Perseid meteor shower in Jasper’s Dark Sky Preserve

August 12, 2019

The Perseid meteor shower is one of the most highly anticipated celestial events on astronomers’ calendars. And there’s no better place to watch than in the world’s second largest dark sky preserve.  

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Top 10 Stargazing Spots in Jasper National Park

September 20, 2016
With 11,000 square kilometers of preserved dark sky, it’s guaranteed that on a clear night there’s a spot to see night sky in all its glory.

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Tips and Locations to Shoot the Stars in Jasper National Park

August 8, 2019
Jack Fusco is a photographer with a keen eye to capture Jasper National Parks unique landscape. Here he shares some of the best locations around Jasper to Photograph the night Sky.

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Q&A: Dr. Shawna Pandya on the Jasper Dark Sky Festival

July 31, 2019
Dr. Shawna Pandya is a physician, scientist-astronaut candidate, speaker, martial artist and adventurer. She's also speaking at the 2019 Jasper Dark Sky Festival.

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10 jaw-dropping photos of Jasper’s dark sky preserve

July 24, 2019

Here are some of the stunning images Jack Fusco and Jeff Bartlett captured of Jasper after the sun has set.

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Here are the speakers coming to the 2019 Jasper Dark Sky Festival

May 17, 2019

Hold onto your telescopes because part of the speakers lineup for the 2019 Jasper Dark Sky Festival just dropped and our lil space nerd hearts are shaking.

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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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