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The northern lights are one of nature’s most spectacular phenomena. The shimmering waves of electromagnetic energy have long inspired astronomers, photographers, scientists, tourists and legions of others to stay out after dark and turn their gaze skyward.
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. On October 25, Abumrad will deliver the Keynote talk at the Jasper Dark Sky Festival.
From October 18 to 27, the town of Jasper sparkles with non-stop dark sky events. From symphonies under the stars to planetarium shows to astrophotography workshops, the Jasper Dark Sky Festival celebrates the art, science and culture surrounding the night sky.
Available for purchase at the festival, this limited-edition line of clothing and accessories are the perfect way to commemorate Jasper's world-renowned two-week stargazing bonanza.
There’s plenty of reasons to preserve the dark skies that are rapidly being bullied away by light pollution around our world. Here, a group of experts (among them astronauts, scientists, science writers, dark sky photographers and more) tackle the question individually, and their nine unique answers are as thought-provoking as they are inspiring.
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.
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.
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.
Join the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra Strings and conductor Bob Bernhardt for an unforgettable concert at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.
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.
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.
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
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.
Star gazers and science lovers rejoice! The Jasper Dark Sky Festival is back for its 8th year and the lineup is better than ever.