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Choose our “Ultimate Dark Sky Tour” option any day during the Jasper Dark Sky Festival for the most complete tour we offer: Start in our domed theatre and afterwards take-in our telescope experience. THEN hop in your vehicle to follow one of our local astronomy guides to our specially-selected dark-sky site for a laser-guided binocular tour of constellations, the Milky Way and maybe even a shooting star from the unspoiled Rocky Mountain wilderness.

NOTE: We do not provide transportation to the planetarium or from the planetarium to our dark sky site.

Blast off with astronomy experts from The Jasper Planetarium for an exclusive dining and stargazing experience atop the Jasper Skytram. Your SkyTram flight will take you nearly 1 km closer to the stars above, to the Skytram Upper Station. Next, enjoy a 3-course dinner with the best view in Jasper from high on a mountaintop! Then, you’ll have the chance to look through the most powerful telescopes in the Canadian Rockies, under the darkest skies in the Rockies. Join a guided tour of the Solar System, learning about planets, galaxies, and constellations, and if you’re lucky, you might even see a meteor or the Northern Lights! You’ll also have a chance to attend a special talk on Canada’s dark skies or a quick workshop about how to photograph objects in the night sky with your DSLR camera.

*Weather-permitting. In the event the skies are clouded-over, an extended indoor portion will take place at the Upper Skytram Station and we’ll have the chance to explore the Athabasca River Valley (including the town of Jasper) through our telescopes on the mountain. Being 1,000 metres higher than Jasper, the Skytram upper station is usually 10° cooler than in town. So bring warm layers to enjoy the outdoor star gazing portions of the evening.

NOTE** RETURN FLIGHTS RUN AT BOTH 9:30 and 10:30 pm.

Blast off with astronomy experts from The Jasper Planetarium for an exclusive dining and stargazing experience atop the Jasper Skytram. Your SkyTram flight will take you nearly 1 km closer to the stars above, to the Skytram Upper Station, where you’ll have the chance to look through the most powerful telescopes in the Canadian Rockies, under the darkest skies in the Rockies. Join a guided tour of the Solar System, learning about planets, galaxies, and constellations, and if you’re lucky, you might even see a meteor or the Northern Lights! You’ll also have a chance to attend a special talk on Canada’s dark skies or a quick workshop about how to photograph objects in the night sky with your DSLR camera.

*Weather-permitting. In the event the skies are clouded-over, an extended indoor portion will take place at the Upper Skytram Station and we’ll have the chance to explore the Athabasca River Valley (including the town of Jasper) through our telescopes on the mountain. Being 1,000 metres higher than Jasper, the Skytram upper station is usually 10° cooler than in town. So bring warm layers to enjoy the outdoor star gazing portions of the evening.

 

NOTE** RETURN FLIGHTS RUN AT BOTH 9:30 and 10:30 pm.

Symphony Under the Stars

Join us in one of the world’s largest Dark Sky Preserves for a truly celestial experience – Jasper’s celebrated Symphony Under the Stars. Cozy up with a blanket and hot chocolate and witness the magic of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra Strings, amplified by the Rocky Mountains, under thousands of twinkling stars.

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge package includes: Two nights accommodation Friday night, welcome reception and concert Saturday night, three course dinner, and tickets to Edmonton Symphony Orchestra – Symphony Under the Stars. More information here.

Find ticket only prices here.

Concert: Doors at 7:00 PM | Concert at 8:00 PM

In 2018, Jeff Bartlett and Jack Fusco debuted Chasing Darkness, Episode 01: Alberta, Canada, during the Dark Sky Festival. This year, they’re 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, the two astrophotographers 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 and Jack Fusco
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.
Jack Fusco is an astrophotographer based in San Diego, California. Through his photography and films, he hopes to capture the sense of wonder and vastness that we all feel while staring out into a star-filled sky.

VIP Stargazing Reception

Join the stars of the Dark Sky Festival for an exclusive evening at the newly renovated Maligne Canyon Wilderness Kitchen. Stargaze through telescopes and learn more about the wonders of the night sky from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Mingle over delicious cocktails and hors d’oeuvres created by renowned chef Stuart Allen. Share smores and swap space and science stories with some of the most interesting minds in STEM. Note: The VIP Reception does not include admission to the Keynote event.

Please note each ticket includes 2 drink tickets and will be available for purchase after.

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

Complimentary Shuttle Service to the VIP Stargazing Reception

Courtesy of Pursuit, the following shuttles will be available to attendees of the VIP Stargazing Reception:

  • 9:00pm: Complimentary shuttles will depart from the festival tent (located at 305 Bonhomme Street) to Wilderness Kitchen, Maligne Canyon.
  • 9:30pm to midnight: one shuttle will loop between Wilderness Kitchen and the Jasper Park Lodge, departing every 15 min.
  • 9:30pm to midnight: one shuttle will loop between Wilderness Kitchen to Visitor Information Centre, departing every 15 min.

Last busses will depart Wilderness Kitchen at midnight.

 

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.

Nick Pope used to run the British Government’s UFO project; he researched and investigated UFOs, alien abductions, crop circles and other strange phenomena, leading the media to call him the real Fox Mulder. Seth is Senior Astronomer and Institute Fellow at the SETI Institute. For much of his career, Seth conducted radio astronomy research on galaxies, has published approximately sixty papers in professional journals, and most recently authored Confessions of an Alien Hunter: A Scientist’s Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. Start your Dark Sky Festival morning off with a bang by joining Seth and Nick in a conversation about the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. Ticket price includes a hot buffet breakfast.

How do you craft an emotional story while translating very technical and abstract information? Drawing from raw tape of interviews with scientists, Jad Abumrad focuses on the inherent struggles in science communication (or interpreting any technical or difficult information) – what happens when you get it wrong, how to fix it, and how it’s useful to embrace error in the process. With opening performance by the Beaker Band from 6-7pm.

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

STAR package

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.

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