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Perseid Meteor Shower

86 Connaught Drive, Jasper, Alberta, T0E 1E0 17809313275

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faint shooting star (upper-right) from Maligne Canyon, Jasper, during Perseids

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Overview

Aug 10 (pre-peak, still lots of meteors possible) Aug 11 (peak) Aug 12 (peak) Often regarded as the BIG annual meteor shower of the year, the Perseids can have up to 60-80 shooting stars visible per-hour (up-to a meteor every 45-seconds or so, on-average) Your experience starts inside The Jasper Planetarium, then, come outside for a 10-minute shuttle ride into Jasper Dark Sky Preserve for an all-weather telescope experience. Here you'll receive a tour of the largest, most powerful telescopes in the Rockies at a special dark sky location, recent Jasper sky imagery from our new video telescope, tips on how to use your DSLR camera to photograph auroras and the Milky Way if weather permits and a live guided tour of meteors as they fall, plus objects in our Solar System and deep space as seen through our telescopes. Includes Q&A with our LIVE astronomy experts Various start-times - Tour begins in our planetarium at Marmot Lodge, 86 Connaught Dr. then shuttle departs for dark sky viewing area - See jasperplanetarium.com for details $89/adult, $29 youth (4-15)

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Amenities
  • Day Use Areas
  • Free Parking
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Pets - Manager Discretion
  • Picnic Tables
Activity Highlights
  • Northern Lights Viewing
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