Power Down and Look Up for the 7th Annual Dark Dky Festival

Jasper, Canada

Prepare to venture beyond to the cosmos at the 7th annual Jasper Dark Sky Festival Presented by Rocky Mountaineer from October 13-22, 2017.

The first weekend “Stellar Vibes” is a beautiful getaway of music in the mountains. With signature events like An Evening of Music with Jazz Legends Tommy Banks and PJ Perry on Friday, October 13th and the Symphony Under the Stars on Saturday, October 14th, stargazers and music lovers alike are invited to take in the ethereal sounds of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. Bundle up under the Milky Way at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

The second weekend, “Dark Sky Science” highlights space and science for all ages and satisfies the curious interstellar wonderer with space and science presentations at the base terminal at the Jasper SkyTram. Shuttles will be provided for ticket holders to whisk them up to join world-renowned physicist and rock star scientist Brian Cox and the Bad Astronomer Phil Plait as they tackle some of the hottest topics in the universe on Friday, October 20th. This dynamic duo teams up to captivate, entertain and educate their audience with the title presentation: Bring Deep Space Down to Earth. The shuttles continue on Saturday, October 21st, bringing ticket holders to revel as the great minds of Bob McDonald, Natalie Panek, Rob Thacker and John Rennie join together for SPACEtalks: To the Moon, Mars, and Beyond: The Future of Space Exploration.

Signature events like Beyond the Stars at Lake Annette, the Big Bang Expo Presented by TELUS World of Science – Edmonton, and stargazing with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) – Edmonton Centre will be taking place throughout the second weekend.

For more information about the Jasper Dark Sky Festival Presented by Rocky Mountaineer, check out https://jasperdarksky.travel/