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

 

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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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* our planetarium dome theatre experience
* astrophotography tips - how to capture auroras and the Milky Way with your camera
* relax under the stars at our dark sky viewing area
* heat up by the fire at our outdoor warming station
* refreshments: s'mores and hot chocolate
* tour of the largest telescope in the Rockies
* instant-replay of recent celestial views from our 4K 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: 25.00

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 local 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. A look at the latest archived imagery from our telescopes in Jasper. A look at 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

Nightly
$59 adult / $25 youth (4-17 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
Per Person: 59.00, Child: 25.00

Jasper (summer) DAYTIME 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 afternoon 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 local 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)

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. A look at the latest archived imagery from our telescopes in Jasper. A look at how to photograph the sky with your DSLR camera. Also, if the skies are clear enough, we will offer hands-on DAYTIME (safety-filtered views of the Sun, the Moon - depending on time of month, and bright planets if any are in the sky) viewing through our telescopes* next to the planetarium. ALSO INCLUDES FREE admission to our evening Telescope Experience

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

Daily
$59 adult / $25 youth (4-17 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
Per Person: 59.00, Child: 25.00

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 / $15.00 child (4-18 yrs)





Minimum age: 4
Per Person: 29.00, Child: 15.00

Jasper (summer) NEW Planetarium Experience ONLY "From Jasper To Jupiter"
In an age of space tourism, fly through Jasper's Maligne Valley on your way to sub-orbit
an ‘orbital cruise’ around the Earth, then take a 'space vacation' among the moons and planets of our Solar System, and beyond!...All in our 50-seat domed theatre

Location: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, meet in the Main Lodge
Minimum age: 4
Per Person: 29.00, Child: 15.00

Jasper (summer) NEW "All-Request" Planetarium Experience ONLY
Ever wish you could “drive” a spaceship? What about traveling through time? We get so many requests to let you - the audience member - control the planetarium, we’ve decided to turn the universe over to you! Tell us what planet, space station, moon, comet, star or other cosmic destination (or dimension) you’d like to go to and we’ll take you there! (Don’t have any ideas? We’ve got some back-pocket ideas to start off with.) You may even get a chance to take the controls of the planetarium (er, ‘universe’) yourself!
Minimum age: 4
Per Person: 29.00, Child: 15.00

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 (4-18 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
Per Person: 40.00, Child: 15.00

"Wild-Sky Wednesdays" planetarium/telescope/dark-sky binocular excursion
*** Transportation NOT included for this activity ***

Meet at the Jasper Planetarium - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, 1 Old Lodge Road (at the planetarium desk in the Main Lodge) then drive together to binocular location (after dome and telescope experience at the planetarium)

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

* includes our world-exclusive Planetarium dome theatre experience AND Telescope Experience, both with local astronomy guide
* 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 binoculars, 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: 79.00, Child: 35.00

"Far-Out-Friday" planetarium/telescope/dark-sky binocular excursion
*** Transportation NOT included for this activity ***

Meet at the Jasper Planetarium - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, 1 Old Lodge Road (at the planetarium desk in the Main Lodge) then drive together to binocular location (after dome and telescope experience at the planetarium)

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

* includes our world-exclusive Planetarium dome theatre experience AND Telescope Experience, both with local astronomy guide
* 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 binoculars, 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: 79.00, Child: 19.00-35.00

Jasper Dark Sky (winter) Planetarium Experience ONLY
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.

Welcome to our virtual guided tour in our inflated domed theatre LIVE with our astronomy guides. 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.


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


***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.

(This program does not include the Telescopes Experience)

Duration: 35-40 mins

$29 adult / $15 youth (4-18 yrs)




Minimum age: 4
Per Person: 29.00, Child: 15.00

 
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