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“Well worth your time and money!”

The Jasper Planetarium
Ranked #12 of 56 things to do in Jasper
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: ***OPEN DAILY*** Take a LIVE guided tour of planets, stars, galaxies, meteors, the Northern Lights in Jasper National Park and Dark Sky Preserve's first regular astronomy attraction - our air-supported dome. Our astronomy guides also offer a telescope experience that includes a tour of the largest telescope in the Rockies, tips on how to photograph the aurora, views of previous visuals on the last clear night and - weather-permitting - LIVE views through our telescopes of objects in space.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Baby buggy parking, Activities for young children, Stairs / lift
Reviewed July 21, 2015

Took advantage of visiting the Jasper Planetarium when I was recently visiting Jasper. The set-up is pretty ingenious - not a lot of room but that's part of what makes it great. Peter was fantastic with his knowledge and the presentation that he shares which allows you to visit the skies above Jasper and Canada as well as traveling to other parts of our galaxy and the universe. Made me remember how wondrous the skies are and how lucky we are to be a part of this universe even if only for a short while.

Thank beasleya17
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intro2001, Manager at The Jasper Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2015

Hi Bea;

It was my pleasure to share the universe with you under the dome and outside under the stars!

Peter

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Reviewed July 5, 2015

Highly recommended!!! The show was amazing and Peter is very knowledgeable of all things space. It was fun to play with the telescopes afterwards!

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Reviewed July 1, 2015

The Jasper Planetarium is the newest attraction here. It is amazing, breath taking and very professional!. We liked it a lot and I can recommend it to everybody who wants to do something special. I liked it that it was showing the sky over jasper and the National Park. this makes it much more special.
Thank you for that

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intro2001, Manager at The Jasper Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2015

You're very welcome!

Glad you enjoyed experiencing Jasper's newest attraction,

Peter

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Reviewed June 27, 2015

Jasper is the WORLD's second largest dark sky preserve, and we've all got this fascination with looking UP, at the majestic mountain line, and to the stars. Guarantee you haven't seen the Milky Way like you can see it here. Peter McMahon at the Planetarium gives a captivating 360 degree audio visual presentation of the link between our amazing landscape and the universe beyond. I even had the opportunity to see Jupiter through his telescope! My friend and I who attended were so excited, we stayed up to watch the Northern lights flash over Pyramid Lake later that evening! Thanks Peter!

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Reviewed June 27, 2015

I had a great time learning about the stars and the northern lights through the amazing presentation and imagery. Great for anyone who is visiting Jasper and may not be able to check out all the fantastic landscapes here, as this program takes you to some of the most iconic places right from your seat! Peter was a great presenter, who took the time to answer everyone's questions with enthusiasm. I cant wait to attend some of the other events they'll hold this summer!

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