Events & Scheduling at Estes Park Memorial Observatory

Check out our calendar of upcoming events below and also information on visiting the Observatory.

Look out for these recurring astro events at EPMO and in the Estes Park area.
Click to read more about these events:
– Open House at EPMO –
– Rocky Mountain National Park Astronomy Programs –
– EPMO and EVAS Monthly Meeting –

Schedule a Private Viewing Session at the Observatory!
Birthday? Date night? Just a closer look at the sky? EPMO offers Private Viewing sessions to the public. This service is free but we do ask for a donation in whatever amount you can give. To request time for a private viewing session follow the request directions below the event calendar.

ESTES PARK OBSERVATORY EVENT CALENDAR
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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Kim Sauceda (4) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Kim Sauceda (4) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm
Name: Kim Sauceda Adults: 3 Children: 1 Where are you from: TX Details: Phone Reservation for 2/2 Kim Sauceda (4) 7:00 pm
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4
5
6
7
🌗 3rd Quarter
🌗 3rd Quarter
Feb 7 all-day
🌗 3rd Quarter
Crystal Simms (2) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Crystal Simms (2) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm
First Name:Crystal Last Name:Simms Adults: 2 Children: 0 Where are you from?: Denver Details: Crystal Simms (2) 7:00 pm
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10
Lynda Eckard (18) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Lynda Eckard (18) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm
Name: Lynda Eckard Adults: 18 Children: 0 Where are you from: Minneapolis Details: Phone Reservation for 2/10/2018 Lynda Eckard (18) 7:00 pm
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12
YMCA (12) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
YMCA (12) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm
First Name:Olesya Last Name:Stadnichuk Adults: 12 Children: 0 Where are you from?: Estes Park Details: We’re with the ELEVATE program at the YMCA of the Rockies. Hope for clear skies! YMCA (12) 7:00 pm
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15
🌑 New moon
🌑 New moon
Feb 15 all-day
🌑 New moon
Colin LaFrance (6) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Colin LaFrance (6) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm
Name: Colin LaFrance Adults: 6 Children: Where are you from: Estes Park Details: Phone Reservation for 2/8 Colin LaFrance (2) 7:00 pm
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Stephanie Cain (16) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Stephanie Cain (16) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm
First Name:Stephanie Last Name:Cain Adults: 8 Children: 8 Where are you from?: Aurora Details: Family outing February 16th Stephanie Cain (16) 7:00 pm
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Jason Vengoni (2) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Jason Vengoni (2) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm
Name: Jason Vengoni Adults: 2 Children: 0 Where are you from: Dallas, TX Details: Phone Reservation for 2/17 Jason Vengoni (2) 7:00 pm
Laena Saunders (2) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Laena Saunders (2) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm
First Name:Laena Last Name:Saunders Adults: 2 Children: 0 Where are you from?: Parker, CO Details: Valentines Day present for my boyfriend, who loves all things astronomy. Laena Saunders (2) 7:00 pm
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Dovie McCorkel (2) 7pm 7:00 pm
Dovie McCorkel (2) 7pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm
First Name:Dovie Last Name:McCorkel Adults: 2 Children: 0 Where are you from?: Florida Details: We are coming for vacation in Estes Park on the 21st and 22nd and would love to get a chance to experience this. Dovie McCorkel (2) Continue reading →
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Joanna Cruz (2) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Joanna Cruz (2) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm
FirstName:Joanna Last Name:Cruz Adults: 2 Children: 0 Where are you from?: Las Vegas, NV Details: First time and first night in Colorado. Date night -we’d love to stargaze. Joanna Cruz (2) 7:00 pm
23
🌓 1st Quarter
🌓 1st Quarter
Feb 23 all-day
🌓 1st Quarter
Jodi Snawder (2) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Jodi Snawder (2) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm
FirstName:Jodi Last Name:Snawder Adults: 2 Children: 0 Where are you from?: Manitou Springs Details: Interested in visiting Feb 23. Please let me know ifthat can work and what time is best. Thank you, Jodi Snawder (2) 7:00pm
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February 24th Observatory Open House / Lecture /Public Star Night
February 24th Observatory Open House / Lecture /Public Star Night @ Observatory OPEN HOUSE
Feb 24 all-day
Tonight’s Program TBD   The Estes Valley Astronomical Society (EVAS) in conjunction with The Estes Park Memorial Observatory is offering a free public open house/star night. The goal of EVAS is to promote amateur astronomy and education in the Estes Continue reading →
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Paul Adamo (3) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Paul Adamo (3) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm
First Name:Paul Last Name:Adamo Adults:2 Children: 1 Where are you from?: Colorado Springs Details Paul Adamo (3) 7:00 pm
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Elizabeth Ramirez (2) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Elizabeth Ramirez (2) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm
First Name:Elizabeth Last Name:Ramirez Adults: 2 Children: 0 Where are you from?: Lakewood, CO Details: I’m coming up to Estes Park with my boyfriend and your observatory sounds like a great adventure! Elizabeth Ramirez (2) 7:00 pm
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Closed Full Moon
Closed Full Moon @ Private Viewing EPMO
Feb 28 all-day
 

 


ESTES PARK OBSERVATORY VIEWING CALENDAR AND REQUEST FORM

Choose the available date you wish to visit and fill out the form.
Please allow up to one week for confirmation as we coordinate with our staff.
Questions? Call 970-586-5668

**IF YOUR DESIRED DATE IS BOOKED PLEASE CONTACT US AS WE MAY BE ABLE TO COMBINE GROUPS**

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More Info about Private Viewing Sessions at EPMO

events-private-viewingThe EPMO is available for private viewing sessions (individuals or small groups up to 20). We prefer scheduling such sessions from the form above but many times we have last minute openings. Please call 970-586-5668 to see if you need information about an opening on short notice. The observatory is funded by donations and staffed by unpaid volunteers; contributions for private viewing sessions are greatly appreciated and help keep our doors open. Please allow up to one week for us to get back to you with a confirmation as we coordinate with our staff.


Open House at Estes Park Memorial Observatory

 

StarNightMeeting2The observatory open house nights are conducted by volunteers of the EPMO and are free to all . The evening starts with a tour of the facility and an introduction to the night’s viewing with a demonstration of the observatory star wall. We discuss objects that we will later view with the telescope and point out their locations on our star wall. Depending on the number of visitors, we may also set up telescopes outside the observatory to supplement the main telescope in the dome. Of course the viewing is dependent on the night sky and if it is unfavorable we can show educational videos in our warm room.

The Open Viewing Nights for 2018 are TBD:

 


Rocky Mountain National Park Astronomy Programs

Rocky Mountain National Park Astronomy Link

events-RMNPObserve the night sky with the help of a park ranger and expert volunteer astronomers. Rocky Mountain National Park offers weekly Astronomy in the Park programs from June through August. A traditional astronomy program is conducted in Upper Beaver Meadows every other week and includes a 20 to 30 minute interpretive presentation by park rangers followed by a night of observing put on by local astronomers and park volunteers. Dress warm, bring binoculars and a flashlight, and meet at the Upper Beaver Meadows Trail-head parking area.

“The 2018 Dates for the Traditional Viewing Program are:”

  • Friday,  June 15, 2018, 8:00 PM
  • Friday,  July 6, 2018, 8:00 PM
  • Friday,  July 13, 2018, 8:00 PM
  • Friday,  August 3, 2018, 7:45 PM
  • Friday,  August 10, 2018, 7:30 PM

 

Every other week, “The Story Behind the Moon & the Stars” program will incorporate star lore and activities for families. The program will include a constellation tour and viewing with binoculars, naked eye, and possibly telescopes. This program will take place at the Moraine Park Visitor Center in the RMNP and will last approximately 1 & 1/2 hours.

Stories Behind the Moon & Stars

  • schedule coming later TBD

Night Sky Festival  Three days of fun activities, speakers, programs and night sky viewing. Event is scheduled for August 10, 11, & 12. Start times for this program have not yet been set.


This Months EPMO & EVAS  Astronomy Lecture

The Estes Park Memorial Observatory (EPMO) in conjunction with the Estes Valley Astronomical Society (EVAS) hold a joint meeting every month that features a lecture on an astronomy topic followed by a viewing session. The meetings start at 7:PM and open with a short discussion of current EVAS business. A short presentation about a star currently visible in the night sky precedes the formal lecture for the evening. Invited speakers who work in the field of astronomy or aerospace generally give the lectures.

StarNightMeeting


Estes Park Clear Sky Chart


Estes Park Sky Map (SkyMaps.com)

What’s Up for February 2018

The Night Skys this Month

Cosmic Pursuits Link

Feb
22
Thu
Joanna Cruz (2) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm

FirstName:Joanna
Last Name:Cruz
Adults: 2
Children: 0
Where are you from?: Las Vegas, NV
Details:
First time and first night in Colorado. Date night -we’d love to stargaze.
Joanna Cruz (2) 7:00 pm

Feb
23
Fri
🌓 1st Quarter
Feb 23 all-day

🌓 1st Quarter

Jodi Snawder (2) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm

FirstName:Jodi
Last Name:Snawder
Adults: 2
Children: 0
Where are you from?: Manitou Springs
Details:
Interested in visiting Feb 23. Please let me know ifthat can work and what time is best.

Thank you,
Jodi Snawder (2) 7:00pm

Feb
24
Sat
February 24th Observatory Open House / Lecture /Public Star Night @ Observatory OPEN HOUSE
Feb 24 all-day

Tonight’s Program TBD

 

The Estes Valley Astronomical Society (EVAS) in conjunction with The Estes Park Memorial Observatory is offering a free public open house/star night. The goal of EVAS is to promote amateur astronomy and education in the Estes valley.

The observatory is just north of the high school at 1600 Manford Ave. Park in the teacher’s parking lot adjacent to the observatory. The doors will open at 7:00pm and the meeting will start at 7:30pm. The presentation, including a question and answer period, lasts about an hour. After the presentation, weather permitting, we will look through the new 16 inch dome telescope at various celestial objects.

If you have any questions, please check the EPMO web site at: www.AngelsAbove.org . The lecture is free to the public and no reservations necessary. Just come and join the party and be ready to ask questions! For more information, please call the observatory at 970-586-5668

Feb
25
Sun
Paul Adamo (3) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm

First Name:Paul
Last Name:Adamo
Adults:2
Children: 1
Where are you from?: Colorado Springs
Details
Paul Adamo (3) 7:00 pm

Feb
27
Tue
Elizabeth Ramirez (2) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm

First Name:Elizabeth
Last Name:Ramirez
Adults: 2
Children: 0
Where are you from?: Lakewood, CO
Details:
I’m coming up to Estes Park with my boyfriend and your observatory sounds like a great adventure!

Elizabeth Ramirez (2) 7:00 pm

Feb
28
Wed
Closed Full Moon @ Private Viewing EPMO
Feb 28 all-day
Mar
1
Thu
Closed Full Moon @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 1 all-day
Mar
2
Fri
🌕 Full moon
Mar 2 all-day

🌕 Full moon

Closed Full Moon @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 2 all-day