In 2011, the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada designated Jasper National Park as a dark sky preserve, an area where almost no artificial lighting is visible at night. Each October, we celebrate our star-gazing playground with the Jasper Dark Sky Festival.
In addition to being the world's largest most accessible dark sky preserve, Jasper is also one of the smallest towns in North America with its own planetarium.
Enjoy an entertaining, fun-filled evening of astronomy. This full program includes both Planetarium Experience & Telescope Experience.
In addition to being the world's largest accessible dark sky preserve, Jasper is also one of the smallest towns in North America with its own planetarium.
Includes time for a Q&A with staff.
Join us for an interactive guided tour of the largest, most powerful telescope in the Rockies. An explanation of how telescopes work and how to pick the right one for you to explore the sky.
A look at the latest archived imagery from our telescopes in Jasper. A workshop on how to photograph the sky with your DSLR camera. Also, if the skies are clear enough, we will offer hands-on viewing through our telescopes* next to the planetarium. This can be an outdoor event so please dress warm.