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Winter Dark Sky Astronomy Tours

Minimal Activity
Winter Season
Daily Departure
0.5-3.5 hrs Duration
All ages Ages
Price: $29.00 and up...

Winter Dark Sky Astronomy Tours

Join our LIVE astronomy experts inside for a fun, funny, inspirational, audience-participation tour exploring Jasper Dark Sky Preserve ‚Äď the world‚Äôs largest accessible astronomy park‚ĶEvery evening in our world-exclusive 40-seat domed theatre experience (also available, tour outside with the largest telescope in the Rockies as an additional experience.¬† ¬†And, if you want the full experience, you can THEN participate in an outdoor program using the largest telescope in the Rockies.¬† Stargazing at it’s best!

Planetarium Experience ONLY
World-exclusive all-weather indoor astronomy tour
(Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: Nov 9 – April 21)

Join our LIVE astronomy experts inside for a fun, funny, inspirational, audience-participation tour exploring Jasper Dark Sky Preserve ‚Äď the world‚Äôs largest accessible astronomy park‚ĶEvery 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‚Ķand on to the edge of the¬†universe‚Ķall 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 7:45 pm (Dec 1 ‚Äď April 21) most nights:
Adults: $29.00
Youth (4-17): $15.00
(not including 5% GST tax)
Location: Main Lodge at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Telescope-Planetarium COMBO

Ultimate Jasper Dark Sky Experience

WINTER Nov 9 ‚Äď April 21 at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
 
Join astronomy experts at The Jasper Planetarium for a¬†full evening¬†exploring Jasper Dark Sky Preserve ‚Äď the world‚Äôs largest accessible astronomy park ‚Äď 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*
-experience weather-permitting LIVE guided views of objects in our Solar System and deep space as seen through our telescopes
 
We may also have the chance to see a meteor or even the Northern Lights.
 
*Please dress accordingly for outdoor weather conditions as winter temperatures can be frigid. Please see Important Tab for more information on sky clarity.
 
Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday Winter Start Times 8:45 pm (Nov 9 ‚Äď April 21) most nights:
Adults: $65.00
Youth (4-17): $25.00
(not including 5% GST)
Location:  Main Lodge at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Outdoor Telescope Experience ONLY
(Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturdays: Nov 9 – April 21)

  • an interactive, guided tour of the largest, most powerful telescope in the Rockies
  • an ‚Äėinstant replay‚Äô of the best views from our video scope, which can record the sky in Jasper on clear nights and play it back anytime
  • upon request, a look at how to photograph the Milky Way and aurora with your DSLR camera
  • hands-on experiences: make an aurora, hold a meteorite! (NEW¬†come see our new Mars rock!)
  • if the skies are clear enough, we will offer LIVE hands-on viewing through our telescopes** next to the planetarium.

*Please dress accordingly for outdoor weather conditions as winter temperatures can be frigid. Please see Important Tab for more information on sky clarity.

Adults: $40.00
Youth (4-17): $20.00
(not including 5% GST)
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 ‚Äúrain check‚ÄĚ 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 ‚Äď this has nothing to do with the weather or darkness of our observing location”

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