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Jasper Dark Sky Preserve Festival

Jasper's Annual Dark Sky Preserve Festival

Jasper National Park is the World's Second Largest Dark Sky Preserve.

Remember to Power Down and take it all in on:
October 16 - 25, 2015

Jasper's Annual Dark Sky Preserve Festival is an invitation to visit Jasper National Park during an ideal time of year to observe one of the world's largest dark sky preserves.

Featured Dark Sky Festival Events

The Sky Is Not The Limit Friday, 23 October 2015 - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM Colonel Chris Hadfield headlines the Jasper's Dark Sky evening, sharing stories about his career and time spent both on and off Earth aboard the International Space Station.

Night of Mythbusting and Science Saturday, 24 October 2015 - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM Discovery Channel's "Mythbusters" Grant Imahara, Kari Byron and Tory Belleci will bring an exciting and entertaining dark sky evening of Myth Busting and science to Jasper National Park.



What is a Dark Sky Preserve? Jasper was designated as a Dark Sky Preserve by the Royal Astronomy Society in Canada, due to its limited light pollution. The Jasper Dark Sky Festival began with the goal of celebrating and preserving this status that also creates ideal conditions for dark sky viewing. At 11,000 square kilometres, Jasper National Park has a limitless amount of observation sites.

Jasper's Dark Sky Festival is held in the townsite of Jasper, Canada. Events are also held at various locations throughout Jasper National Park.

Great Dark Sky Observation Sites Favourite viewing sites in the Park:
1. Marmot Meadows
2. Pyramid Island
3. Athabasca Glacier
4. Jasper House

Favourite Dark Sky viewing sites from farther away:
1. Maligne Lake
2. Old Fort Point
3. Big Bend

Group Dark Sky observation sites(may be only open to groups/events):
1. Annette Lake
2. Palisades
3. Jasper Airfield
4. Snaring Overflow campground



Have a Great Time and remember once again to Power Down!