How do you capture something as immense as the sky at night? From the top of Sulphur Mountain, with the stars stretching above the snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies and the lights of the town below, it's simply incredible.
When a night sky photo is good, it can be really good—an image that requires you to pause for thought, that says something meaningful, that puts things in perspective.
On Friday and Saturday evenings this winter through March, join astronomers for an evening of Stargazing at the Banff Gondola. You'll gaze, ponder and learn about the greater universe. This is all included with your Banff Gondola admission.
And the Banff Gondola's team of professional photographers will also be on hand to help you get that big, big shot.
The experience appeals to both beginner photographers and some of the best in the business. Banff Gondola Photographer Alahn Gacitua says part of the fun of the Stargazing evenings is mingling with other people passionate about nighttime photography. Beginners, he says, can start the evening with very little experience and learn a ton on the spot, resulting in some outstanding images. And professional photographers, who arrive fully-equipped, are also learning each time they come, and keen to mingle and share. The atmosphere, Gacitua says, is fun and friendly.
To learn more, and to try for yourself, reserve your spot at the Banff Gondola and join us for Stargazing at the Banff Gondola every Friday and Saturday until March, 9. Dates are subject to change and full details and dates available on our events page.
About the Photographer (Header and Top Image): Alahn Gacitua studied filmmaking in university and then began working in professional photography studios. He came to Banff from his native Chile to pursue a passion for landscape photography. He now calls the top of Sulphur Mountain his 'office'. Alahn works on the Photo Team at the Banff Gondola and enjoys meeting others who share his passion for photography.