Jasper Dark Sky Productions
PO Box 2185, Jasper, AB, T0E 1E0
Tel: 780-931-3275
Email: reservations@jasperplanetarium.com

 

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Jasper (summer) Planetarium & Telescope Experience COMBO
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

Planetarium Experience (indoors)
Welcome to a virtual guided tour in our inflated domed theatre with a LIVE astronomy guide. Orbit the Earth, looking down on night time storms and the auroras. Explore local constellations, the Northern Lights, the Milky Way, and right to the edge of the universe from Jasper Dark Sky Preserve.
Includes time for a Q&A with staff.

Telescope Experience (outdoors, dress warm)
Saturday-Thursday (enhanced program on Fridays)
Telescopes 101: Join us outside the planetarium 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.

Duration: 40 mins Planetarium & 60-90 mins Telescope Experience

Saturday-Thursday
$55 adult / $20 youth (4-15 yrs)

Friday (SCROLL DOWN FOR THIS PRODUCT) "Far-Out Fridays" planetarium experience AND enhanced bus tour telescope experience in Jasper Dark Sky Preserve
$89 adult / $19 youth (4-15 yrs)


*NOTE: The Telescope Experience is a learning opportunity with weather permitting views of the sky. 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.

Minimum age: 4
Adult: 55.00, Youth: 20.00

Jasper (summer) Planetarium Experience ONLY
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.

Join us for a guided 'tour' in our 50-seat domed theatre LIVE with our knowledgeable astronomy guides.

Inside the planetarium, your guide will share with you:

- local "Canadian" aboriginal constellations
- views of recent Northern Lights from Jasper
- into space orbiting above the Rockies…
- and on to the edge of the universe…all in about 35-40 minutes

Includes time for a Q&A with staff.

(This program does not include the Telescopes Experience)

Duration: 40 mins (max 50 people)

$29.00 adult / $9.00 child (4-15 yrs)





Minimum age: 4
Adult: 29.00, Youth: 9.00

Jasper (summer) Telescope Experience ONLY
Join us for:
- an interactive guided tour of the largest, most powerful telescope in the Rockies
- an 'instant-replay' 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
- also, if the skies are clear enough, we will offer LIVE hands-on viewing through our telescopes* next to the planetarium.

This can be an outdoor event so please dress warm.

(This does not include the Planetarium program)

Duration: 60-90 mins

$40.00 adult / $15.00 child (4-15 yrs)


*NOTE: The Telescope Experience is a learning opportunity with weather permitting views of the sky. 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.
Minimum age: 4
Adult: 35.00-40.00, Youth: 11.00-15.00

Jasper (summer) Planetarium & "Wild-Sky Wednesdays" binocular excursion tour COMBO (self drive)
*** Transportation NOT included for this activity ***

Meet at Marmot Lodge, then drive together to stargazing location

*** does NOT include our Telescope experience (though we may bring one telescope along in addition to the binoculars) ***

NOTE: This tour requires a minimum of 10 participants to run. If this number is not met before start-time, participants will join the rest of our Planetarium / Telescope COMBO guests for the evening and be refunded the difference in price.

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Join astronomy experts from The Jasper Planetarium for an out-of-this-world Rocky Mountain evening experience:

* includes our world-exclusive dome theatre experience with a LIVE astronomy expert
* then, travel to a specially-selected site in the world's largest accessible dark sky preserve
* laser-guided tour of naked-eye constellations and planets (if visible)
* "learn together" with binoculars we supply and look at our Milky Way and deep space objects for yourself
* get tips on how to use your DSLR camera to photograph auroras and the Milky Way
* if weather permits, you'll also enjoy a guided tour of live objects in space as seen through our telescopes

Duration: up to 3 hours, come-and-go as-you-like

NOTE: The Binocular Experience is a learning opportunity with many outdoor activities that are not weather-dependent and weather-permitting views of the sky. While we DO NOT need the sky to be completely clear to use our binocolars, we CAN NOT guarantee clear skies. We DO NOT provide refunds if skies are too cloudy to observe with our binoculars, but can offer a “rain check” to re-book for another date if-desired.
Minimum age: 4
Per Person: 59.00, Child: 19.00

Jasper (summer) Planetarium & "Far-Out-Friday" telescope excursion tour COMBO
Join space author Peter McMahon and astronomy experts from The Jasper Planetarium for an out-of-this-world Rocky Mountain evening experience:

* includes the world-exclusive dome theatre experience with a LIVE astronomy expert
* travel to a specially-selected site in the world's largest accessible dark sky preserve
* telescope experience: tour 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 auroras and the Milky Way
* if weather permits, you'll also enjoy a guided tour of live objects in space as seen through our telescopes

Transportation from the planetarium to our telescope location (and back) included (participants meet at the planetarium to start)

Duration: up to 3 hours, return shuttles available throughout the night

NOTE: The Telescope Experience is a learning opportunity with many outdoor activities that are not weather-dependent and weather-permitting views of the sky. 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 skies are too cloudy to observe with our telescopes, but can offer a “rain check” to re-book for another date if-desired.
Minimum age: 4
Per Person: 89.00, Child: 19.00

Jasper (summer) Planetarium & "Far-Out-Friday" telescope excursion tour COMBO (self-drive option)
IMPORTANT: Transportation NOT included in this "self-drive" version of our Far Out Friday tour (participants should choose this version if they wish to drive their own vehicles throughout the evening)

Join space author Peter McMahon and astronomy experts from The Jasper Planetarium for an out-of-this-world Rocky Mountain evening experience:

* includes the world-exclusive dome theatre experience with a LIVE astronomy expert
* learn and explore at a specially-selected site in the world's largest accessible dark sky preserve
* telescope experience: tour 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 auroras and the Milky Way
* if weather permits, you'll also enjoy a guided tour of live objects in space as seen through our telescopes

Duration: up to 3 hours, return shuttles available throughout the night

NOTE: The Telescope Experience is a learning opportunity with many outdoor activities that are not weather-dependent and weather-permitting views of the sky. 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 skies are too cloudy to observe with our telescopes, but can offer a “rain check” to re-book for another date if-desired.
Minimum age: 4
Per Person: 79.00, Child: 19.00

Dark Sky Fest - Aurora-gazing / Stargazing at Maligne Canyon
Join space author Peter McMahon and astronomy experts from The Jasper Planetarium for an out-of-this-world Rocky Mountain evening experience:

* includes the world-exclusive dome theatre experience with a LIVE astronomy expert
* travel to a specially-selected site in the world's largest accessible dark sky preserve
* telescope experience: tour the largest, most powerful telescopes in the Rockies
* see recent Jasper sky imagery from our new video telescope
* if interested, get tips on how to use your DSLR camera to photograph auroras and the Milky Way
* if weather permits, you'll also enjoy a guided tour of live objects in space as seen through our telescopes

Transportation included

Duration: up to 3 hours, return shuttles available throughout the night

NOTE: The Telescope Experience is a learning opportunity with many outdoor activities that are not weather-dependent and weather-permitting views of the sky. 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 skies are too cloudy to observe with our telescopes, but can offer a “rain check” to re-book for another date if-desired.
Minimum age: 4
Adult: 89.00, Youth: 19.00

Dark Sky Fest - Aurora-gazing / Stargazing at Maligne Canyon (self-drive option)
Join space author Peter McMahon and astronomy experts from The Jasper Planetarium for an out-of-this-world Rocky Mountain evening experience:

* includes the world-exclusive dome theatre experience with a LIVE astronomy expert
* travel to a specially-selected site in the world's largest accessible dark sky preserve
* telescope experience: tour the largest, most powerful telescopes in the Rockies
* see recent Jasper sky imagery from our new video telescope
* if interested, get tips on how to use your DSLR camera to photograph auroras and the Milky Way
* if weather permits, you'll also enjoy a guided tour of live objects in space as seen through our telescopes

Transportation included

Duration: up to 3 hours, return shuttles available throughout the night

NOTE: The Telescope Experience is a learning opportunity with many outdoor activities that are not weather-dependent and weather-permitting views of the sky. 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 skies are too cloudy to observe with our telescopes, but can offer a “rain check” to re-book for another date if-desired.
Minimum age: 4
Adult: 79.00, Youth: 19.00

Dark Sky Festival - Solar-gazing and Planetarium
Join us for a guided 'tour' in our 50-seat domed theatre LIVE with our knowledgeable astronomy guides.

Inside the planetarium, your guide will share with you:

- local "Canadian" aboriginal constellations
- views of recent Northern Lights from Jasper
- into space orbiting above the Rockies…
- and on to the edge of the universe…all in about 35-40 minutes

Includes time for a Q&A with staff.

THEN, come outside look at safety-filtered views of solar flares and other details on the Sun with one of our knowledgeable astronomy experts.
Per Person: 39.00, Child: 19.00

Geminid Meteor Shower guided tour
Join astronomy author Peter McMahon and the 'telescope wranglers' from The Jasper Planetarium for a chance to see the "other" big meteor shower of the year (after the better-known summer Perseids.)

For this tour, you'll:

* tour of the largest, most powerful telescopes in the Rockies
* recent 4K Jasper sky imagery from our new video telescope
* tips on how to use your DSLR camera to photograph auroras, Milky Way, and meteors
* if weather permits, a live guided tour of meteors as they fall, plus objects in deep space as seen through our telescopes
Minimum age: 4
Adult: 65.00-79.00, Youth: 19.00-20.00

Jasper Dark Sky (winter) Planetarium & Telescope Experience COMBO
Explore the world's largest astronomy park with experts from The Jasper Planetarium...

...View local 'Canadian' constellations, learn how the Northern Lights appear and take a guided tour of the heavens above Jasper Dark Sky Preserve.

This extraordinary package includes:
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* Planetarium dome theatre experience
* astrophotography tips - how to capture auroras and the Milky Way with your camera
* relax under the stars on our dark sky viewing area in an authentic First Nations tepee
* refreshments: s'mores and hot chocolate
* tour of the largest telescope in the Rockies
* instant-replay of recent celestial views from our NEW video telescope
* weather-permitting LIVE views through our telescopes**

NOTE: We operate rain or shine / clear sky or cloud covered, even when snowing. We will not refund “No Shows”.

The Telescope Experience is a learning opportunity with weather permitting views of the sky. 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 skies are too cloudy, but in the event of cloudy nights, we offer alternative programming and a “rain check” to re-book for another date.

***Important terminology & things to know***
Planetarium vs Observatory
A Planetarium is a domed theatre that simulates the night sky by use of a projection system. In contrast, an Observatory is a building that houses one-or-more telescopes, for live viewing, under a retractable domed roof.
While we do have telescopes, and we do offer an educational Telescope Experience with the chance to look through our scopes...we are not an observatory.
Minimum age: 4
Per Person: 65.00, Child: 20.00

Jasper Dark Sky (winter) Telescope Experience ONLY
...View local 'Canadian' constellations, learn how the Northern Lights appear and take a guided tour of the heavens above Jasper Dark Sky Preserve.

This experience includes:
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* relax under the stars on our dark sky viewing plateau in an authentic First Nations tepee
* refreshments: s'mores and hot chocolate
* tour of the largest telescope in the Rockies
* instant-replay of recent celestial views from our NEW video telescope
* weather-permitting LIVE views through our telescopes**

NOTE: We operate rain or shine / clear sky or cloud covered, even when snowing. We will not refund “No Shows”.

**The Telescope Experience is a learning opportunity with weather permitting views of the sky. 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 skies are too cloudy, but in the event of cloudy nights, we offer alternative programming and a “rain check” to re-book for another date.

***Important terminology & things to know***
Planetarium vs Observatory
A Planetarium is a domed theatre that simulates the night sky by use of a projection system. In contrast, an Observatory is a building that houses one-or-more telescopes, for live viewing, under a retractable domed roof.
While we do have telescopes, and we do offer an educational Telescope Experience with the chance to look through our scopes...we are not an observatory.
Minimum age: 4
Per Person: 29.00, Child: 9.00

 
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