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Winter Dark Sky Astronomy Tours

Telescope-Planetarium COMBO

Ultimate Jasper Dark Sky Experience

WINTER Dec 1 – April 21 at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
(SPRING/SUMMER/FALL May 1 – Oct 21 at Marmot Lodge)
Join astronomy experts at The Jasper Planetarium for a full evening exploring Jasper Dark Sky Preserve – the world’s largest accessible astronomy park – starting inside our world-exclusive domed theatre THEN outside with the largest telescope in the Rockies
First, join our astronomy experts in our 50-seat dome theatre for a LIVE virtual tour the world’s largest accessible dark sky preserve.  Inside the planetarium, your guide will share local aboriginal constellations, views of the Northern Lights from Jasper, and take you into space orbiting above the Rockies and on to the edge of the universe…all in about 35-40 minutes.
Then, come outside for an all-weather telescope experience** where you will:
-tour of the largest, most powerful telescopes in the Rockies
-see recent 4K Jasper sky imagery from our new video telescope
-get tips on how to use your DSLR camera to photograph the Milky Way and auroras*
We may also have the chance to see a meteor or even the Northern Lights.  If weather permits, you’ll also enjoy a live guided tour of objects in our Solar System and deep space as seen through our telescopes.
Daily Winter Start Times 9:00 pm (Dec 7 – April 21):
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays
Adults: $65.00
Youth (4-18): $25.00
(not including 5% GST tax)
Winter Location:  Main Lodge at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
** NOTE: The Telescope Experience is a learning opportunity with weather permitting views of the sky. This experience occurs on-site at our hotel location, where it’s possible to see the Milky Way on clear nights. While we do not need the sky to be completely clear to use our telescopes we CAN NOT guarantee clear skies. We DO NOT provide refunds if the skies are too cloudy, but will offer a “rain check” to re-book for another date in addition to proceeding with the other aspects of our telescope experience.
Please note also that evenings at or near the full moon will reduce visibility of faint deep space objects – this has nothing to do with the weather or darkness of our observing location”

Planetarium Experience ONLY
World-exclusive all-weather indoor astronomy tour
(DAILY: Dec 7 – April 30)

Join our LIVE astronomy experts inside for a fun, funny, inspirational, audience-participation tour exploring Jasper Dark Sky Preserve – the world’s largest accessible astronomy park…Every evening in our world-exclusive 50-seat domed theatre experience (also available, tour outside with the largest telescope in the Rockies as an additional experience

Inside the planetarium, your guide will share:

  • local aboriginal constellations
  • views of the Northern Lights from Jasper and take you into space orbiting above the Rockies…and on to the edge of the universe…all in about 35-40 minutes
  • There will be lots of audience-participation, so be sure to ask lots of questions or maybe try a hands-on activity!
Winter Start Times 8:00 pm (Dec 7 – April 30):
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays
Adults: $29.00
Youth (4-18): $15.00
(not including 5% GST tax)
Location:  Main Lodge at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge”