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October 2019

Band: Reuben and the Dark

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jasper Royal Canadian Legion Branch 31, 400 Geikie St
Jasper, Alberta T0E 1E0 Canada
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$20

Reuben and the Dark are a Canadian indie folk band from Calgary, Alberta and have made monumental artistic statements with powerful imagery and lush sonic detail at the forefront of their sound. Come enjoy this exciting event!

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“Wild-Sky Wednesday” planetarium/telescope/dark-sky binocular excursion

October 23 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Old Lodge Rd, Jasper, Alberta T0E 1E0 Canada
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$79

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…

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Band: Del Barber

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jasper Royal Canadian Legion Branch 31, 400 Geikie St
Jasper, Alberta T0E 1E0 Canada
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$20

"Del Barber is a singer-songwriter from Manitoba, whose winsome balladry and wry wit harken back to country-folk traditions that remind the listener of the late greats of songwriting history."

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“Animals of the Night” Evening Hike

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pyramid Bench Trails Jasper, Alberta Canada
$25

Come join Joy and Sean on this family-friendly night hike up on Pyramid Bench. You will have the opportunity to learn all about our nocturnal wildlife while we hike this scenic 4km loop. There will be great views of our Dark Sky Preserve from the trail as well as the town lit up at night. We will finish in time for Trivia Night at The Legion. Meet at the Activities Centre P3 lot. Everyone is required to bring a flashlight…

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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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“Far Out Friday” planetarium/telescope/dark-sky binocular excursion

October 25 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Old Lodge Rd, Jasper, Alberta T0E 1E0 Canada
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$79

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…

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VIP Stargazing Reception

October 25 @ 9:30 pm - 11:59 pm
Maligne Canyon Wilderness Kitchen, Maligne Canyon WIlderness Kitchen
Maligne Lake Rd, Jasper, Alberta 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. 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…

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Science for Breakfast, featuring Seth Shostak and Nick Pope

October 26 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Lobstick Lodge, 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

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 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…

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