September 21, 2017

Power down and Look up for the 7th annual dark sky festival

Jasper, Canada 

Prepare to venture beyond to the cosmos at the 7th annual Jasper Dark Sky Festival Presented by Rocky Mountaineer from October 13-22, 2017.

“Rocky Mountaineer’s trains bring thousands of guests to Jasper each year to experience the iconic scenery,” says Monique Gomel, VP of Marketing & Communications with Rocky Mountaineer. “The Jasper Dark Sky Preserve offers an amazing opportunity to view the night sky in a way unlike any other, and we are proud to participate in the 2017 Jasper Dark Sky Festival to showcase this natural marvel.”

The first weekend of the festival is a Music Under the Stars concert series. With signature events like Symphony Under the Stars, stargazers and music lovers alike are invited to take in the ethereal sounds of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. Bundle up under the Milky Way at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge on Saturday October 14th.

The second weekend of the festival is to satisfy the curious interstellar wonderer with space and science presentations at the base terminal at the Jasper SkyTram. Shuttles will be provided for ticket holders to whisk them up to join world-renowned physicist and rock star scientist Brian Cox and the Bad Astronomer Phil Plait as they tackle some of the hottest topics in the universe on Friday, October 20th. This dynamic duo teams up to captivate, entertain and educate their audience with the title presentation: Bring Deep Space Down to Earth. The shuttles continue on Saturday, October 21st, bringing ticket holders to revel as the great minds of Bob McDonald, Natalie Panek, and Rob Thacker join together for SPACEtalks: To the Moon, Mars, and Beyond: The Future of Space Exploration.
Signature events like Beyond the Stars at Lake Annette, the Big Bang Expo Presented by TELUS World of Science – Edmonton, and stargazing with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) – Edmonton Centre will be taking place throughout the second weekend.

For more information about the Jasper Dark Sky Festival Presented by Rocky Mountaineer, check out https://jasperdarksky.travel/

About Tourism Jasper
Tourism Jasper is the official marketing organization of Jasper and Jasper National Park, Canada’s base of adventure. As the keepers of the Jasper brand, our role is to present Jasper as it really is: an awe-inspiring and authentic Rocky Mountain destination – the entry point to Canada’s most epic adventures. It is from here that the greatest personal expeditions begin; where explorers and wanderers from around the world collect to enjoy activities, accommodations, restaurants, and businesses of the town of Jasper, before taking on the real Canadian Rockies of Jasper National Park.
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