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Food Lab

Mixing Food and Science, FOOD LAB is a fun, interactive cooking demo of molecular gastronomy at which ingredients meet technology in quirky cooking techniques to obtain unique flavors, textures and style. The best part? You get to eat.

After Dark with Alan Nursall

Join us at the Jasper Legion for After Dark.  Test your knowledge with a space and science trivia challenge, hosted by Canadian television personality Alan Nursall. It’s an night you won’t want to miss!

Alan Nursall is a Canadian scientist and President & CEO TELUS World of Science Edmonton, who reported on science news for the Canadian television series Daily Planet and the Alan Nursall Experience on the Discovery Channel.

Music will be provided by James Renton of Edmonton’s own Fire Next Time.


The Race to Mars. Will we launch a crewed mission to Mars in 20 years? What will it take to get there? Join an illustrious panel for an in-depth discussion about the challenges and successes both private and public space organizations have experienced in their quest to land humans on the red planet. This dynamic conversation will surely be an audience favourite. The panel: Dr. Robert Thirsk, Rob Meyerson, Dr. Shawna Pandya, and moderated by Alan Nursall!

Food and beverages will be available for purchase provided by Coco’s Cafe. The menu includes:

  • Butter Chicken on rice with Naan
  • Tomato Gin soup with grilled cheese
  • Veggie chili with sourdough toast
  • Fresh baked cookies
  • Coffee, tea & hot chocolate
  • Wine & beer

Photograph the Stars: A How-to Guide to Astrophotography, with Jeff Bartlett

In 2018, Jeff Bartlett debuted Chasing Darkness, Episode 01: Alberta, Canada, during the Dark Sky Festival. This year, he is going to teach you how to capture your own dark sky images in just 90-minutes.
During Photograph the Stars: A How-to Guide to Astrophotography, Bartlett will move quickly, beginning with the basics and ending on timelapse techniques that will help take your own night-sky photography adventures to another planet. It’s a high-paced, hands-on event that will leave you longing to explore the Jasper Dark Sky Preserve through your own lens.

About Jeff Bartlett

Jeff Bartlett is an adventure photographer and filmmaker based in the Canadian Rockies. His work blends adventure and vibrant landscapes to portray a true sense of place.

Project Black Hole, an installation by Scott Portingale

Project Description: Project Black Hole is a media art installation by Scott Portingale that is debuting at the 2019 Jasper Dark Sky Festival. Using mathematical models and theories of gravitation as inspiration, Scott has created a set of black hole sculptures for the gallery environment. These sculptures are brought to life by projected media that was photographed using in-camera cinematic techniques, giving the sculptures a visual dynamic of the light and matter surrounding the event horizon.

Artist Statement: Black holes are one of nature’s deepest mysteries. They are a cosmic boundary of both physical reality and knowledge. Similar to gravity, the mystery of black holes draws us closer and piques our interest at the potential that lays beyond the event horizon. The fact that we discovered these structures through mathematics a century before observing them brought to my attention that mathematics is not only a pursuit of measurement, it is an observational tool. A probe into the unknown, that carries our imagination to its limits. My background in experimental filmmaking, coupled with an obsession with science, led me to create this work inspired by one of the greatest examples of natural phenomena in the cosmos, the black hole.

Artist Bio: Scott Portingale is a director and animator living in Edmonton, Canada. Scott’s multimedia approach to making films blends in-camera techniques such as time-lapse and stop-motion animation into films with themes rooted in the natural world, the scientific pursuit, and the human experience. His short films have been programmed across multiple platforms including international film festivals, art galleries, and installations, and have won a handful of awards along the way. One of Scott’s more recent films, Infinitude, was curated as part of Vimeo’s “Staff Pic” collection and was featured by arts and cultural blogs such as Wired, Gizmodo, Petapixel, and Fstoppers. Scott’s commissions and collaborator list includes Panasonic, Change for Children, CUSO International, Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters, and the Alberta Treasury Branch.

More artist information here.

Gallery will be open to the public October 18 – 27 from 3:00pm – 8:00pm. Artist will be in attendance October 17th, 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th, 27th between 4:00 – 4:30pm.

Dark Skies & Bold Reds

Liquor Lodge presents Dark Skies & Bold Reds!

A series of complimentary wine discovery opportunities at our two locations this year during the Jasper Dark Sky Festival!

More info here.

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