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Stunning Timelapse: Stargazing in the Canadian Rockies

One of our favorite photographers, Jack Fusco, recently visited Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada, one of the worlds largest dark sky preserves. He went there on behalf of Travel Alberta, during the annual Night Sky Festival. “I was lucky enough to have two clear nights to explore and shoot as many photos as possible to create a short timelapse while there,” Jack told us via email. “In the end, I took over 2,000 photos at locations such as Lake Annette, Athabasca Glacier, Pyramid Lake, and many others. Out of all the places I’ve traveled in search for dark skies, Jasper definitely offered some of the best views I’ve ever seen. The sky in the Columbia Icefield area was unlike any I had witnessed before.”

Jack added that it was great to be around so many people that were excited about astronomy and preserving the night sky, and he’s already looking forward to going again in 2014, and astronaut Chris Hadfield is already lined up as a guest.

If you’re rushing about for the holidays, take a few minutes to enjoy a brief respite with this lovely timelapse. You can see more images and videos at Jack’s website.

The night sky over Pyramid Lake in Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada. Credit and copyright: Jack Fusco.

The night sky over Pyramid Lake in Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada. Credit and copyright: Jack Fusco.

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Nancy Atkinson is Universe Today's Senior Editor. She also works with Astronomy Cast, and is a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

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  • Aqua4U December 19, 2013, 8:10 PM

    Very nice.. we liked!

  • Christine Fusco December 20, 2013, 11:26 AM

    Beautifully done.

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