The Jasper Planetarium

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The Jasper Planetarium
4.5
Observatories & Planetariums
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9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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YEAR-ROUND TELESCOPE OUTDOOR AND INDOOR DOME TOURS - One of the best evening things to do in Jasper! Join our astronomy experts to explore Jasper Dark Sky Preserve, an 11,000 square-km stargazing paradise. Come OUTSIDE at our Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge location where you can see stars, planets, galaxies and more through the largest telescope in the Rockies. ALSO, take a guided 'tour' of local aboriginal constellations, recent Northern Lights activity, and more inside our 40-seat domed theatre. This fun, f u n n y , inspiring, interactive audience-participation attraction is a great after-dinner activity for families, couples and others.
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tasham150
11 contributions
Jun. 2022 • Friends
We only did the Telescope Experience and not the Planetarium one. We had 4 young post-grad aged guides (I can only remember 2 of their names - Ash & Luke), all 4 of them were very engaging to listen too and it was lovely to see how enthusiastic they were about all things space! You could tell there was a genuine passion which was lovely to see. We learnt a lot of cool facts - it was fascinating, time flew by! All 4 of them were more than happy to answer any questions anyone in the group had and emphasised that they were more than happy for anyone to stay out longer than the scheduled time of the event if we wanted to look through the telescopes some more, or ask about photographing the night sky, or just chat to them about their passion of space! All in all a lovely evening! They even had a campfire crackling away in the background which added to the atmosphere.
Written June 20, 2022
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Susan C
Washington DC, DC32 contributions
Jun. 2022 • Family
Great learning experience. We learned a ton about auroras and many space phenomenons. There was a mix up in our tour time but they still accommodated us which was nice.
Written June 18, 2022
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Hello Susan, I am so glad you enjoyed your experience despite the mix up! Thanks for coming out, and for taking the time to leave us a positive review! All the best, Benjamin Guest Service Lead
Written June 18, 2022
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Rian M
1 contribution
May 2022 • Friends
Had an absolutely amazing experience! Definitely a huge thanks to Peter Y and answering for answering my millions of questions. Will definitely be coming back again!
Written June 14, 2022
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Hi Rian, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a positive review! I'm so glad you enjoyed your experience with us! All the best, Benjamin Guest Services Lead
Written June 17, 2022
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Martin Miron
Bromont, Canada8 contributions
Jun. 2022
Very nice!

Having a pure Jedi Mastering astrophysics (Master Degree in Astrophysics form Aberta University) as GO, men, what to ask more. To attend.

Note that Jasper daytime is lasting till midnight in June and temperature is ... 4C nighttime (bring winter coat).
Written June 8, 2022
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Hello Martin, Thank you for your feedback. Glad you enjoyed your time at the Jasper Planetarium. Kind Regards, Benjamin Guest Services Lead
Written June 10, 2022
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V Alexander
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May 2022 • Couples
Great presentation of the skies, going from early constellations from Greek and First Nation to a wide view of the galaxies. Very informative and interesting. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable, he was available to answer questions before and after.
Written May 31, 2022
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Hello VA2022travel, We're glad to read you enjoyed your experience at the Jasper Planetarium. Thank you for your review! Warm Regards, Benjamin Guest Services Lead
Written June 7, 2022
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Fayte Sicnawa
British Columbia, Canada1 contribution
May 2022 • Friends
Staff were accommodating and passionate about what they do. My friends and I learned lots of things about night sky. Cool telescopes!
Written May 27, 2022
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Hello Fayte, Thank you for your review! We're happy to know you learned lots from your experience at the Jasper Planetarium. Happy Stargazing, Benjamin Guest Services Lead
Written June 7, 2022
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Karen L
Edmonton, Canada27 contributions
May 2022
Jerry took us on a fascinating tour thru the cosmos. Very happy to see that it included a video of an indigenous Elder sharing the story of #MistaMuskwa aka the Big Bear. Hoping they include more Indigenous representation in their interpretive programs. We then met up with Peter and Ashley, 2 astronomy students (MA/PhD?) who explained meteors, asteroids, moon rocks and auroras. I learned that the sun farts and we see green lights in the sky - northern lights. Simple but essentially that’s it. Highly recommended-stay up one evening during your vacay and give it a go!
Written May 24, 2022
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Hello Karen, Thank you for your review! We're glad our staff were able to make the experience fun and knowledgeable for you. We hope you'll visit us again with your two year raincheck! Warm Regards, Benjamin Guest Services Lead
Written May 26, 2022
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JHL Kingston
Kingston, Ontario6 contributions
May 2022
Our guide for the planetarium had so much passion for the topic that she gave us an incredible experience. The indigenous portions were fascinating and left us wanting to find out more. This is something that everyone will enjoy.
Written May 19, 2022
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Hi JHL, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're glad to hear you left more curious about space that you came in with! Happy Stargazing, Benjamin Guest Services Lead
Written May 23, 2022
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Tahnia G
2 contributions
May 2022 • Business
We went to the planetarium as a fun activity on our work retreat and were absolutely not disappointed! We had an absolute blast with our team Kaleyn, Ashley, Peter M, Peter Y and Peter T!! They were so much fun and so incredibly engaging the entire time we were there. We had a blast learning about the history of the stars in the sky, space rocks and the science behind the Northern Lights! Thank you all tremendously for your energy and engagement! Bravo!
Written May 18, 2022
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Hello Tahnia, We're glad to read you had a blast here at the Jasper Planetarium! Keep your eyes in the sky for a chance to see those northern lights! Warm Regards, Benjamin Guest Services Lead
Written May 23, 2022
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casey u
1 contribution
May 2022 • Friends
My friends and I had an amazing time at the Jasper planetarium last Saturday. We saw some really cool constellations and learned about Indigenous history. Tenille and Jerry gave an amazing presentation and Peter Y and Devin had a very engaging conversation with us about space. It was an engaging and really cool experience all together!
Written May 17, 2022
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Hi Casey u, Thank you for your review! We're glad to read that you enjoyed your time here at the Jasper Planetarium. Happy Stargazing! Benjamin Guest Services Lead
Written May 23, 2022
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The Jasper Planetarium is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.


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