Join us along the shores of Lake Annette for the one of the most memorable stargazing experiences in the world. Offering people of all ages a variety of free, intimate and interactive programming with Telus World of Science – Edmonton, The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada- Edmonton Centre, Dark Sky Photographers, Parks Canada Interpreters and other special guests.
Shuttles: Please note that there will be no parking permitted at the event. A complimentary shuttle service is provided. Busses will depart every 15 min from the Visitor Information Centre Lawn between 7:45pm-10:45pm and return from 8-11:15pm.
For thousands of years on the lands now called Canada, Indigenous peoples have mapped the skies with constellations holding the histories, myths, and wisdom of their people. Be hosted by Wilfred Buck, Cree astronomer, and Sarah Pocklington, award-winning Indigenous musician, in a traditional Tipi for a sharing of song and story that will forever change the way you see the night sky.
8:15pm-9:15pm / 9:30pm-10:30pm
“By the light of the Moon” –
2.4 km Easy Guided Hike
Immerse yourself and experience the moonlit skies of Jasper National Park and learn all about some of the nocturnal adaptations that help the animals of the park (including us!) see in the dark. Bring a flashlight.
The TELUS World of Science – Edmonton will have telescopes and science activities related to light and optics set up for this evening’s star gazing event.
Journey across the Dark Sky
Join the astronomers from the RASC, Edmonton Centre, and journey across the Dark Sky, learn about the constellations and the celestial gems within each of them!
More details to come. Please check back regularly