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October 2019

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

October 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Jasper Royal Canadian Legion Branch 31, 400 Geikie St
Jasper, Alberta T0E 1E0 Canada
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$15

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…

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Keynote – Jad Abumrad of Radiolab

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jasper Activity Centre – Parking Lot, 305 Bonhomme St
Jasper, Alberta T0E 1E0 Canada
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$40

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.

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STAR package

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - October 26 @ 3:00 pm
Jasper Activity Centre – Parking Lot, 305 Bonhomme St
Jasper, Alberta T0E 1E0 Canada
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$50

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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VIP Stargazing Reception

October 25 @ 9:30 pm - 11:59 pm
Maligne Canyon Wilderness Kitchen, Maligne Lake Rd
Jasper, AB T0E 1E0 Canada
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$65

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. Minge 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…

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Science for Breakfast, featuring Seth Shostak and Nick Pope

October 26 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Lobstick Lodge, 94 Geikie St,
Jasper, Alberta T0E 1E0
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$40

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…

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

October 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Jasper Royal Canadian Legion Branch 31, 400 Geikie St
Jasper, Alberta T0E 1E0 Canada
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$15

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…

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Lunacy, starring Jay Ingram and the Beaker Band

October 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jasper Activity Centre – Parking Lot, 305 Bonhomme St
Jasper, Alberta T0E 1E0 Canada
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$5

Our attraction to the moon was first expressed through music, poetry, even superstition. Science fiction then created a shift toward thinking about the moon in a scientific, technological way. Now, with plans for lunar-orbiting space station, we are about to make it an extension of the earth itself. Our fascination with the moon has not always been pure; the “race to the moon” was driven by military, propaganda and patriotic considerations. What place will the moon occupy in our future?…

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SPACEtalks

October 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jasper Activity Centre – Parking Lot, 305 Bonhomme St
Jasper, Alberta T0E 1E0 Canada
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$30

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, and Dr. Shawna Pandya.

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After Dark with Alan Nursall

October 26 @ 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Jasper Royal Canadian Legion Branch 31, 400 Geikie St
Jasper, Alberta T0E 1E0 Canada
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$10

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.

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Science for Breakfast, featuring Bob McDonald

October 27 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Lobstick Lodge, 94 Geikie St,
Jasper, Alberta T0E 1E0
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$40

Bob McDonald is one of Canada's best known science journalists, bringing science to the public for more than 40 years. In addition to hosting Quirks & Quarks, the award-winning science program that is heard by 500,000 people each week, Bob McDonald is also science correspondent for CBC TV’s The National and host and writer of the children’s series Head’s Up. Wrap up your Dark Sky Festival experience in an inspiring way by joining this Canadian icon for breakfast. Ticket price…

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