An Evening with George Takei - October 21, 6pm
SPACEtalks Keynote - October 22, 6pm
Jasper's Dark Sky Festival invites stargazing adventurers to get lost in the wonder of one of the world's largest dark sky preserves.
From October 14 to 23, we celebrate the skies with prominent speakers, bright astronomers and amateur stargazers. Join us for keynotes, family activities and ample opportunities to explore the beauty of a true dark sky.
With a career spanning five decades, George Takei is known around the world for his founding role in the acclaimed television series Star Trek, in which he played Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the Starship Enterprise. But George Takei's story goes where few stories have gone before.
From a childhood spent with his family wrongfully imprisoned in a Japanese Internment Camp during WWII, to becoming one of the country's leading figures in the fight for social justice, LGBTQ rights, and marriage equality—George Takei remains a powerful voice on issues from politics to pop culture.
Do you like space, planets, astronomy, collaboration, education? Well we have the show for you! Join us for two hours of entertaining space talks and debate from some of North America’s brightest astronomy and media professionals, starring: Canadian scientist Alan Nursall, science journalist Nadia Drake and NASA’s Bobak Ferdowsi.