Aurora & Stargazing

Saturday, October 8

$79 ($29 kids)
Maligne Canyon
10:30 PM

Return Transport Provided

Join space author and astronomy magazine columnist Peter McMahon and the Jasper Planetarium's experienced astronomy guides for a hands-on tour of planets, moons, stars, galaxies, and much, much more. Look through the biggest telescope in the Rockies from one of the most beautiful destinations in Jasper Dark Sky Preserve and even get the chance to see live, full-colour video of distant objects in deep space.

We will also be on the lookout for meteors, Northern Lights, and other fall sky phenomena.

For more information about The Jasper Planetarium's events during the Dark Sky Festival, please visit

About your guide:
Peter McMahon is an award-winning science journalist and children's author who written cover stories for Canadian Geographic, OWL Magazine, and others, as well as science and astronomy features for Reader’s Digest, Today’s Parent, CTV News, Discovery Channel, MSN, The Toronto Star, Frommer’s Travel, Air Canada’s in-flight magazine enRoute, the U.S. magazine Sky & Telescope, and Sky News: The Canadian Magazine of Astronomy and Stargazing where he writes the “Wilderness Astronomer” column each issue and serves as a contributing editor. 

In 2010, Peter initiated the process for Jasper to be designated the world's largest dark sky preserve. His latest space books will be published in 2017 and 2018 by Kids Can Press and OWL Kids Canada.