How we’re celebrating 10 years of Jasper’s Dark Sky Preserve
Ten years ago, on March 26, 2011, Jasper National Park became the largest dark sky preserve in the world. In the decade since, the importance of protecting the night sky from light pollution has gained momentum and more dark sky preserves have been designated around the world; Jasper’s now holds the second biggest spot, though is still the largest accessible dark sky preserve (meaning there’s a town within its borders).
Who’s coming to the Jasper Dark Sky Festival
Here’s a few of the experts that will be speaking (some in person, some online) at the Jasper Dark Sky Festival.
Dark Sky Preserves 101
Jasper National Park was designated a dark sky preserve in 2011 by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Here's why Dark Sky Preserves are important and where you can gaze at the stars in Jasper National Park.
9 things to know about Dark Sky Festival speaker Jad Abumrad
Ask almost any fan of podcasts, and they’ll recognize Jad Abumrad – or at least his voice. As host of smash audio sensations Radiolab and More Perfect, Abumrad is an expert storyteller, which is part of the reason we’re so excited for his keynote talk at the 2019 Jasper Dark Sky Festival on October 25.
Food Lab returns to Jasper with brunch-themed event
Mixing food and science, Food Lab is a fun, interactive cooking demo of molecular gastronomy. Led by Estelle Blanchette of Jasper Food Tours and local chef Darryl Huculak, the experience will introduce unique flavours, textures and styles, and explain the quirky cooking techniques behind them. The guests then get to indulge in each mouth-watering dish.
How to see the aurora borealis in Jasper’s dark sky preserve
The northern lights are one of nature’s most spectacular phenomena. The shimmering waves of electromagnetic energy have long inspired astronomers, photographers, scientists, tourists and legions of others to stay out after dark and turn their gaze skyward.