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.
Want to spend an evening with some serious space exploration gear, pointed at amazingly dark skies? We've got you covered! Join our astronomy experts for:
* a guided tour of the
largest, most powerful telescope in the Rockies
* a look at how to photograph the Milky Way and Northern Lights
* 'instant-replay' of highlights viewed through our video telescope
* AND weather-permitting views through our telescope
with all our tours, our Telescope Experience takes place EVERY NIGHT.
This is an outdoor activity so please dress warm!
A world-exclusive experience, designed for and only available in Jasper:
Enjoy our fun, funny, inspiring 'audience-participation' guided tour in our 50-seat domed theatre LIVE with our astronomy experts...
the "Canadian" constellations, local views of the Northern Lights,
and the Milky Way, then orbit the Earth, looking down on Jasper from space and
blast off through the solar system, right to the edge of the universe and back
- all in 35 minutes!
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.
First, take-part in a fun, funny, inspiring 'audience-participation' guided tour of Jasper Dark Sky Preserve in our 50-seat domed theatre LIVE with our astronomy experts...
come outside with our staff for a chance to look through the largest telescope
in the Rockies and learn about planets, stars, distant galaxies, the aurora,
and more under the darkest skies in the Rockies.