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
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Closed Full Moon
Closed Full Moon
Nov 2 all-day
Closed Full Moon
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Closed Full Moon
Closed Full Moon
Nov 3 all-day
Closed Full Moon
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🌕 Full moon
🌕 Full moon
Nov 4 all-day
🌕 Full moon
Closed Full Moon
Closed Full Moon
Nov 4 all-day
Closed Full Moon
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Carol Lusk (4) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Carol Lusk (4) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm
First Name:Carol Last Name:Lusk Adults: 4 Children: 0 Where are you from?: Tyler, Texas Details: We are really looking forward to the observatory.\n Carol Lusk (4) 7:00 pm
Margaret Volner (6) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Margaret Volner (6) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm
First Name:MARGARET Last Name:VOLNER Adults: 6 Children: 0 Where are you from?: ALTON,IL Details: Requesting 5nov for a party of 6 Thank you Margaret Volner (6) 7:00 pm
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Doris Ratsch (2) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Doris Ratsch (2) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm
Name: Doris Ratsch Adults: 2 Children: 0 Where are you from: Estes Park Details: Phone Reservation for 11/6 Doris Ratsch (2) 7:00 pm
Jason Venegoni (2) 7:00pm 7:00 pm
Jason Venegoni (2) 7:00pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm
Name: Jason Venegoni Adults: 2 Children: 0 Where are you from: Near Dallas, TX Details: Phone Reservation for 11/6 Jason Venegoni (2) 7:00pm
Nathalie McGrath (2) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Nathalie McGrath (2) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm
First Name:Nathalie Last Name:McGrath Adults: 2 Children: 0 Where are you from?: San Francisco Details: I’m not sure what’s included in a private viewing so would love to learn more. I’m excited at the opportunity to watch the sky! Nathalie … Continue reading →
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Sarah Bayer (20) 6:00 pm 7:00 pm
Sarah Bayer (20) 6:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm
First Name:Sarah Last Name:Bayer Adults: 2 Children: 18 Where are you from?: Fort Collins Details: Hello, I am a teacher at Polaris ELS in Fort Collins and would like to bring my Astronomy class for an evening of observation and … Continue reading →
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🌗 3rd Quarter
🌗 3rd Quarter
Nov 10 all-day
🌗 3rd Quarter
Gabriella Arroyo (2) 7:00pm 7:00 pm
Gabriella Arroyo (2) 7:00pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm
First Name:Gabriella Phone:8603676448 Adults: 2 Children: 0 Where are you from?: Groton, CT Details: Myself and my boyfriend Joseph Knapp would like to see the observatory in the evening of Fri Nov 10th! Gabriella Arroyo (2) 7:00pm
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Alison Coppelman (5) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Alison Coppelman (5) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Nov 11 @ 7:00 pm
First Name:Alison Last Name:Coppelman Adults: 5 Children: 0 Where are you from?: Chicago, Illinois Details: We will be staying in Estes Park on Saturday, November 11, in celebration of my Dad’s 70th birthday. We would love to arrange a viewing … Continue reading →
Debbie Zalman (5) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Debbie Zalman (5) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Nov 11 @ 7:00 pm
Name: Debbie Zalman Adults: 5 Children: Where are you from: Lakewood, CO Details: Internet Reservation for Saturday, 11/11/2017, 7:00 pm Debbie Zalman (5) 7:00 pm
Luis Leon (3) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Luis Leon (3) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Nov 11 @ 7:00 pm
Name: Luis Leon Email: LiisPhelipepe51g@gmail.com Phone: 972-510-4289 Adults: 3 Children: 0 Where are you from: Dallas, TX Details: Phone Reservation for 11/11 Luis Leon (3) 7:00 pm
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Bruce Guy (12) 5:00 pm 5:00 pm
Bruce Guy (12) 5:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Nov 12 @ 5:00 pm
Name: Bruce Guy Adults: 2 Children: 10 Where are you from: Denver / Estes Details: Phone Reservation for 11/12 Wonderful! Yes we will bring cake, ice cream and a drink. After 6pm is fine for viewing. We are thinking 5pm … Continue reading →
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Eagle Rock (12) 7:PM 6:00 pm
Eagle Rock (12) 7:PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm
First Name: Sara Last Name: Benge Adults: 12 Children: 0 Where are you from? : Eagle Rock School Comments: I would like to bring about 10 high school students and two staff (including myself) for a visit to the observatory. … Continue reading →
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New Comers 7 pm 7:00 pm
New Comers 7 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm
Thanks for your consideration, and if it’s more helpful to discuss this over the phone, my number is Jean Van Winkle New Comers 7 pm
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Cub Scouts (14) 6:30 pm 6:30 pm
Cub Scouts (14) 6:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Nov 15 @ 6:30 pm
First Name:Brian Last Name:Faith Adults: 2 Children: 12 Where are you from?: Estes Park Cub Scouts Details: looking to bring my WEBELOS den to visit you all. 1830-1930 pm on 11/15th. they are working on the science WEBELOS pin. Cub … Continue reading →
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Ashley Rosson (6) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Ashley Rosson (6) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm
Name:Ashley Rosson Adults: 6 Children: 0 Where are you from?: Denver Details: It is my mom’s 50th birthday and I want to plan something special. Ashley Rosson (6) 7:00 pm
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🌑 New moon
🌑 New moon
Nov 18 all-day
🌑 New moon
Sriram (2) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Sriram (2) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm
First Name: Sriram Last Name:Sampathkumar Adults: 2 Children: 0 Where are you from?: San Jose, California Details: Hi,\nMy wife (newly wed) and I are visiting RMNP on 18th and 19th and would love to stargaze through the observatory. Please let … Continue reading →
Theresa McCoy (1) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Theresa McCoy (1) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm
Name: Theresa McCoy Adults: 1 Where are you from?: Nashville, TN Details: Phone reservation Theresa McCoy (1) 7:00 pm
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Lisa Fulton (8) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Lisa Fulton (8) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm
First Name:Lisa Last Name:Fulton Adults: 8 Children: 0 Where are you from?: Estes Park Details: Would like to reserve Sunday, November 19th for 2 adults. I may be able to get more people, but for now just the two of … Continue reading →
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Kevin Vesely (2) 7:00pm 7:00 pm
Kevin Vesely (2) 7:00pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm
Name: Kevin Vesely Adults: 2 Children: 0 Where are you from: Fort Collins Details: Phone Reservation for 11/20 Kevin Vesely (2) 7:00pm
Kyle Billett (2) 7:00pm 7:00 pm
Kyle Billett (2) 7:00pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm
First Name:Kyle Last Name:Billett Adults: 2 Children: 0 Where are you from?: Lubbock, TX Kyle Billett (2) 7:00pm
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Bianca Alcantar (3) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Bianca Alcantar (3) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm
First Name:Bianca Last Name:Alcantar Adults: 2 Children: 1 Where are you from?: Fortworth Tx Details: Family vacation. Would like a closer look at the stars Bianca Alcantar (3) 7:00 pm
Kelly Logan (3) 7:00pm 7:00 pm
Kelly Logan (3) 7:00pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm
Name: Kelly Logan Adults: 2 Children: 1 Where are you from: San Diego Details: Phone Reservation for 9/2411/19 Kelly Logan (3) 7:00pm
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George/Rosemary Coryell (2) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
George/Rosemary Coryell (2) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm
First Name:George Last Name:Coryell Adults: 2 Children: 0 Where are you from?: Parker and Estes Park Details: We have owned a cabin home on the other side of Fish Creek Road for eight years now but somehow have never been … Continue reading →
Jimmy Hammond (3) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Jimmy Hammond (3) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm
Jimmy Hammond (3) 7:00 pm
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Closed Thanksgiving
Closed Thanksgiving @ Private Viewing EPMO
Nov 23 all-day
 
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Jacob McGee (2) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Jacob McGee (2) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Nov 24 @ 7:00 pm
First Name:Jacob Last Name:McGee Adults: 2 Children: 0 Where are you from?: Loveland Details: I am planning a date night with my wife for our anniversary. She has always loved stars and has wanted to visit an observatory for some … Continue reading →
Priscilla B (3) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Priscilla B (3) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Nov 24 @ 7:00 pm
First Name:Priscilla Last Name:Bergstrom Adults: 3 Children: 0 Where are you from?: Denver Details: We are staying in Estes Thanksgiving weekend; our daughter will be visiting from San Diego. Would like to schedule, Saturday, 11/25/17, for an hour. Priscilla B … Continue reading →
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November 25th Observatory Open House / Lecture /Public Star Night
November 25th Observatory Open House / Lecture /Public Star Night @ Observatory OPEN HOUSE
Nov 25 all-day
November 25th Observatory Open House / Lecture /Public Star Night @ Observatory OPEN HOUSE | Estes Park | Colorado | United States
  The Estes Valley Astronomical Society (EVAS) in conjunction with The Estes Park Memorial Observatory is offering a free public open house/star night on Saturday, November 25th,  7 PM.  The goal of EVAS is to promote amateur astronomy and education … Continue reading →
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🌓 1st Quarter
🌓 1st Quarter
Nov 26 all-day
🌓 1st Quarter
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Ashley Young (2) 7:00pm 7:00 pm
Ashley Young (2) 7:00pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Nov 27 @ 7:00 pm
First Name:Ashley Last Name:Young Adults: 2 Children: 0 Where are you from?: Westminster co Details: Private viewing please Ashley Young (2) 7:00pm
Jeremy Hart (2) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Jeremy Hart (2) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Nov 27 @ 7:00 pm
Name: Jeremy Hart Adults: 2 Children: 0 Where are you from: Loveland Details: Phone Reservation for 11/27 Jeremy Hart (2) 7:00 pm
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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 2017 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 2017 Dates for the Traditional Viewing Program are:
  • Friday,  June 16, 2017, 7:30 PM
  • Friday,  June 23, 2017, 8:30 PM
  • Friday,  July 14, 2017, 8:15 PM
  • Friday,  July 21, 2017, 8:15 PM
  • Friday,  July 28, 2017, 8:15 PM
  • Friday,  August 18, 2017, 8:00 PM
  • Friday,  August 25, 2017, 8:00 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. Start times for this program have not yet been set. The 2017 Dates for the Story Behind the Moon and Stars Program :

Stories Behind the Moon & Stars

  • Friday, June 30, 2017,  8:15 PM
  • Friday, July 7,  2017,  8:15 PM
  • Friday, August 4, 2017,  8:15 PM
  • Friday, August 11, 2017,  8:00 PM

Night Sky Festival  Three days of fun activities, speakers, programs and night sky viewing.  Event schedule coming later TBD


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.

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Estes Park Clear Sky Chart


Estes Park Sky Map (SkyMaps.com)

Hubble Site – Tonight’s Sky

The Night Skys this Month

Cosmic Pursuits Link

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🌑 New moon
🌑 New moon
Nov 18 all-day
🌑 New moon
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7:00 pm Sriram (2) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Sriram (2) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm
First Name: Sriram Last Name:Sampathkumar Adults: 2 Children: 0 Where are you from?: San Jose, California Details: Hi,\nMy wife (newly wed) and I are visiting RMNP on 18th and 19th and would love to stargaze through the observatory. Please let … Continue reading →
7:00 pm Theresa McCoy (1) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Theresa McCoy (1) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm
Name: Theresa McCoy Adults: 1 Where are you from?: Nashville, TN Details: Phone reservation Theresa McCoy (1) 7:00 pm