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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Amy Cheek (4) 8:00 PM 8:00 pm
Amy Cheek (4) 8:00 PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
First Name: Amy Last Name: Cheek Adults: 4 Children: 0 Where are you from? : Danville Kentucky Comments: Amy Cheek (4) 8:00 PM
Brenda Stringer (2) 8:00 PM 8:00 pm
Brenda Stringer (2) 8:00 PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
First Name: Brenda Last Name: Stringer Adults: 2 Children: 0 Where are you from? : Dallas, TX Comments: Phone Reservation Brenda Stringer (2) 8:00 PM
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Closed For Maintenance
Closed For Maintenance @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 2 all-day
Closed For Maintenance
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Debra Greyn (2) 8:00 PM 8:00 pm
Debra Greyn (2) 8:00 PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
First Name: Debra Last Name: Greyn Adults: 2 Children: 0 Where are you from?: CA Details: Phone Reservation Debra Greyn (2) 8:00 PM
Greg Staley (5) 8:00 PM 8:00 pm
Greg Staley (5) 8:00 PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
First Name: Greg Last Name: Staley Adults: 2 Children: 3 Where are you from? : St. Peters, Missouri Comments: Greg Staley (5) 8:00 PM
Stefanie Rugaard (2) 8:00 PM 8:00 pm
Stefanie Rugaard (2) 8:00 PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Stefanie Rugaard(2) 8:00 PM Adults: 2 Children: 1
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Amber Kubena (45) 7:00 PM 6/4/2017 7:00 pm
Amber Kubena (45) 7:00 PM 6/4/2017 @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 4 @ 7:00 pm
Amber Kubena (45)  7:00 PM 6/4/2017 Bernard, TX High School Youth Director
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Don Coffman (2) 8:00 PM 8:00 pm
Don Coffman (2) 8:00 PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
First Name: Alixandra Last Name: Daley Adults: 2 Children: 0 Where are you from? : OK Comments: Phone Reservation Thank you. Don Coffman (2) 8:00 PM
Jilu Panicker (2) 8:00 PM 8:00 pm
Jilu Panicker (2) 8:00 PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
First Name: Jilu Last Name: Panicker Adults: 2 Children: 0 Where are you from? : Chicago/London Comments: My wife and I are visiting Colorado for our 1 year anniversary. We are both interested in astronomy but never really had the … Continue reading →
Tammy Hammond (2) 8:00 PM 8:00 pm
Tammy Hammond (2) 8:00 PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
First Name: Tammy Last Name: Hammond Adults: 2 Children: 0 Where are you from? : Houston, TX Comments: We would love to visit on either June 5 or 6th, 2017. Heading to Estes Park for vacation Tammy Hammond (2) 8:00 … Continue reading →
Troy LeBlanc (2) 8:00 PM 8:00 pm
Troy LeBlanc (2) 8:00 PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 5 @ 8:00 pm
First Name: Troy Last Name: LeBlanc Adults: 2 Children: 0 Where are you from? : San Antonio, TX Comments: Hi. My girlfriend and are vacationing in Estes park from June 4th-8th and would love to schedule a private viewing at … Continue reading →
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Janie Swolley (3) 8:00 PM 8:00 pm
Janie Swolley (3) 8:00 PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
First Name: Janie Last Name: Swolley Adults: 3 Children: 0 Where are you from? : Houston, Tx Comments: I could only select the 1st of June, but We would like anywhere from June 4th to the 8th. Thanks!!! Janie Swolley … Continue reading →
Sarah Burgard (4) 8:00 PM 8:00 pm
Sarah Burgard (4) 8:00 PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
First Name: Sarah Last Name: Burgard Adults: 2 Children: 2 Where are you from? : St louis MO Comments: We are taking a family vacation and staying in Estes Park. I would like to know more information about the private … Continue reading →
Virginia Boyd (4) 8:00 PM 8:00 pm
Virginia Boyd (4) 8:00 PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
First Name:Virginia Last Name:Boyd Adults: 2 Children: 2 Where are you from?: Atlanta, GA Details: Phone reservation for June 6th 8:00 PM. ignore June 25th date. two children 11 & 9\nYou will get a confirmation letter shortly. Virginia Boyd (4) … Continue reading →
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Closed Full Moon
Closed Full Moon
Jun 7 all-day
Closed Full Moon
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Closed Full Moon
Closed Full Moon
Jun 8 all-day
Closed Full Moon
9
Closed Full Moon
Closed Full Moon
Jun 9 all-day
Closed Full Moon
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Greg Prado (2) 9:00 PM 9:00 pm
Greg Prado (2) 9:00 PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 10 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
First Name: Greg Last Name: Prado Adults: 2 Children: 0 Where are you from?: Orlando, Fl Details: Phone reservation Greg Prado (2) 9:00 PM
Matthew Spears (2) 9:00 PM 9:00 pm
Matthew Spears (2) 9:00 PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 10 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
 
Tom Adams (5) 9:00PM 9:00 pm
Tom Adams (5) 9:00PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 10 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
First Name: Tom Last Name: Adams Adults: 5 Children: 1 Where are you from? : Austin Tx Comments: I am not asking for a private viewing at this time but would like to know if there is a public viewing … Continue reading →
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Katie Gustafson (4) 8:00 PM 8:00 pm
Katie Gustafson (4) 8:00 PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 11 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
First Name: Katie Last Name: Gustafson Adults: 4 Children: 0 Where are you from? : Illinois/Ohio Comments: Hoping to do a night of star gazing while in CO for vacation. Looking at June 11 or 12th, though unsure if viewing … Continue reading →
Jeanne Lelli (5) 8:30 PM 8:30 pm
Jeanne Lelli (5) 8:30 PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 11 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
First Name:Jeanne Last Name:Lelli Adults: 4 Children: 1 Where: France & TX Details: Phone Reservation for June 11th, 8:30 Pm. Please ignore reference to July 2nd.\n\nThank You,\nMike Connolly Jeanne Lelli (5) 8:30 PM PM
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Bob Kissner (2) 9:00 PM 8:00 pm
Bob Kissner (2) 9:00 PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 12 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
First Name:Bob Last Name:Kissner Adults: 2 Children: 0 Where are you from?: Phone Reservation 6/10/2017 Bob Kissner (2) 9:00 PM
Brian Berry (8) 8:00PM 8:00 pm
Brian Berry (8) 8:00PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 12 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Person detail information: First Name: Brian Last Name: Berry Adults: 8 Children: 2 Where are you from? : Plainfield, Il Comments: Have twin 7 year old boys that love the stars… Looking for June 12th, but will be in town … Continue reading →
Chris Biermann (2) 8:00PM 8:00 pm
Chris Biermann (2) 8:00PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 12 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Chris Biermann (2) 8:00PM Adults: 2 Where are you from? : Omaha, NE Comments: Phone Reservation
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Cathy Glenn (4) 8:00 PM 8:00 pm
Cathy Glenn (4) 8:00 PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 13 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
First Name: Cathy Last Name: Glenn Adults: 2 Children: 2 Where are you from? : Ohio Comments: June 16 Cathy Glenn (4) 8:00 PM
David Dale (8) 8:00 PM 8:00 pm
David Dale (8) 8:00 PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 13 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
First Name:David Last Name:Dale Adults: 8 Where are you from?: TX,FL Details: Phone Reservation. David Dale (8) 8:00 PM
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Cathryn Doane (4) 9:00 PM 8:00 pm
Cathryn Doane (4) 9:00 PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
First Name: Cathryn Last Name: Doane Adults: 2 Children: 2 Where are you from?: near Chicago Details: Phone Reservation Call night of Visit to add another couple (maybe). Cathryn Doane (4) 9:00 PM
Amanda Bowen (2) 9:00 PM 9:00 pm
Amanda Bowen (2) 9:00 PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 14 @ 9:00 pm
First Name: Amanda Last Name: Bowen Adults: 2 Children: 0 Where are you from?: So. Carolina Details: Phone Reservation 6/11/2017, 1:00 PM will be here from the 6/11- 6/14 Call if sooner Amanda Bowen (2) 9:00 PM
Carol Sorensen (4) 9:00 PM 9:00 pm
Carol Sorensen (4) 9:00 PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 14 @ 9:00 pm
First Name: Carol Last Name: Sorensen Adults: 2 Children: 2 Where are you from? : Arvada, Colorado Comments: children are age 7 and 4 Carol Sorensen (4) 8:00 PM
Karla Watson (2) 9:00 PM 9:00 pm
Karla Watson (2) 9:00 PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 14 @ 9:00 pm
First Name: Karla Last Name: Watson Adults: 2 Children: 0 Where are you from?: Dallas, TX Details: Karla Watson (2) 8:00 PM
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Mark Stewart (4) 8:00 PM 8:00 pm
Mark Stewart (4) 8:00 PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
First Name: Mark Last Name: Stewart Adults: 2 Children: 2 Where are you from? : Dallas Comments: We would love to visit your observatory and will appreciate the dark sky’s relative to our home. Mark Stewart (4) 8:00 PM
Linda Sanders (2) 9:00 PM 9:00 pm
Linda Sanders (2) 9:00 PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 15 @ 9:00 pm
First Name: Linda Last Name: Sanders Adults: 2 Children:0 Where are you from: Denver Linda Sanders (2) 9:00 PM
Vicki Esser (3) 9:00 P 9:00 pm
Vicki Esser (3) 9:00 P @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 15 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
First Name: Vicki Last Name: Esser Adults: (3) Children: 0 Where are you from?: Bartlesville, OK Details: Vicki Esser (3) 9:00 P
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Carla Johnson (4) 8:00 PM 6/17/2017 8:00 pm
Carla Johnson (4) 8:00 PM 6/17/2017 @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 17 @ 8:00 pm
  Adults: 2 Children: 2   Comments: Carla Johnson (4) 8:00 PM 6/25/2017 Where are you from? : St. Joseph, MO Two boys, 10 & 12 8:00 PM
Kristin Dudish (4) 8:00 PM 8:00 pm
Kristin Dudish (4) 8:00 PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
First Name: Kristin Last Name: Dudish Adults: 4 Children: 2 Where are you from? : Coopersburg, PA Comments: We will be staying in Estes park from June 14-June 20th. My son lives planets, stars, etc so I was hoping to … Continue reading →
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Korey Thoummavong (4) 8:00 PM 8:00 pm
Korey Thoummavong (4) 8:00 PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
First Name: Korey Last Name: Thoummavong Adults: 2 Children: 2 Where are you from? : San Diego, CA Comments: We are spending Father’s Day in Estes Park and this would be an amazing gift to my husband who has worked … Continue reading →
Tom Andrews (4) 8:00PM 8:00 pm
Tom Andrews (4) 8:00PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
First Name: Tom Last Name: Andrews Adults: 4 Children: 0 Where are you from? : DelRay Beach, FL Comments: Phone Reservation Tom Andrews (4) 8:00PM
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Greg Moses (6) 8:00 PM 6/19/2017 8:00 pm
Greg Moses (6) 8:00 PM 6/19/2017 @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
First Name: Greg Last Name: Moses Adults: 4 Children: 2 Where are you from? : Fort Worth, TX Greg Moses (6) 8:00PM
Katie Bretz (6) 9:00 PM 9:00 pm
Katie Bretz (6) 9:00 PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 19 @ 9:00 pm
First Name: Katie Last Name: Bretz Email: KathleenBretz@yahoo.com Phone:515-314-5349 Adults: 6 Children: 0 Where are you from?: Estes Details: Phone Reservation made 6/13/2017 4:30 PM Katie Bretz (6) 9:00 PM
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Ann Swawn (7) 8:00 PM 8:00 pm
Ann Swawn (7) 8:00 PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
First Name:Ann Last Name: Swawn Adults: 7 Children: 0 Where are you from?: Tulsa, OK Details: Phone Reservation Ann Swawn (7) 8:00 PM
Frank & Nancy Perez (2) 8:00 PM 8:00 pm
Frank & Nancy Perez (2) 8:00 PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
First Name: Frank & Nancy Last Name: Perez Adults: 2 Children: 0 Where are you from? : Florida Comments: Frank & Nancy Perez (2) 8:00 PM
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Matthew Rose (5) 8 PM 8:00 pm
Matthew Rose (5) 8 PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
First Name: Matthew Last Name: Rose Adults: 2 Children: 3 Where are you from? : Overland Park, KS (Kansas City) Comments: Family coming for vacation with three girls age 7, 9, and 12 who love science! Matthew Rose (5) 8 … Continue reading →
Angela (2) 9:00 PM 9:00 pm
Angela (2) 9:00 PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 21 @ 9:00 pm
First Name: Angela (2) 9:00 PM Adults: 2 Children: 0 Where are you from?: Tampa, FL Details: Phone Reservation 6/21/2017, 10:00 am Angela (2) 9:00 PM
Janet Weaver (2) 9:00 PM 9:00 pm
Janet Weaver (2) 9:00 PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 21 @ 9:00 pm
First Name: Janet Last Name: Weaver Adults: 2 Children: 0 Where are you from?: Lakeworth, FL Details: Phone Reservation 6/11/2017, 6:30 PM We’ll be here from the 6/21- 6/22 Call if sooner Janet Weaver (2) 9:00 PM
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Carol Huttinger (2) 9:00 PM 9:00 pm
Carol Huttinger (2) 9:00 PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 22 @ 9:00 pm
First Name: Carol Last Name: Huttinger Adults: 2 Children: 0 Where are you from? : Dayton, Ohio Comments: Phone Reservation 6/22/2017 9:30 AM Carol Huttinger (2) 9:00 PM
Dina O’Brien (6) 9:00 PM 9:00 pm
Dina O’Brien (6) 9:00 PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 22 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
First Name: Dina Last Name: O’Brien Adults: 2 Children: 4 Where are you from?: Round Rock, TX Details: Phone Reservation Dina O’Brien (6) 9:00 PM
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June 24th Observatory Open House / Lecture /Public Star Night
June 24th Observatory Open House / Lecture /Public Star Night @ Observatory OPEN HOUSE
Jun 24 all-day
June 24th Observatory Open House / Lecture /Public Star Night @ Observatory OPEN HOUSE | Estes Park | Colorado | United States
  “LIFESTYLES OF THE STARS”     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, June 24th, 7 PM.  The goal of EVAS is … Continue reading →
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Patti Murphy (2) 9 PM 9:00 pm
Patti Murphy (2) 9 PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 25 @ 9:00 pm
First Name:Patti Last Name:Murphy Adults: 2 Children: 0 Where are you from?: Estes Park Details: Phone Reservation Patti Murphy (2) 9 PM
Zach Zencius (6+4) 9:00 PM 9:00 pm
Zach Zencius (6+4) 9:00 PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 25 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
First Name: Zach Last Name: Zencius Adults: 6 Children: 4 Where are you from?: Parker, CO Zach Zencius (6+4) 9:00 PM
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Mike Zepp (4) 8:00 PM 6/26/2017 8:00 pm
Mike Zepp (4) 8:00 PM 6/26/2017 @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 26 @ 8:00 pm
Adults: 2 Children: 2 Where are you from? : North Canton, Ohio Comments: Mike Zepp (4) 8:00 PM 6/26/2017  
Tara Moenning (10) 9:00 PM 9:00 pm
Tara Moenning (10) 9:00 PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 26 @ 9:00 pm
First Name: Tara Last Name: Moenning Adults: 10 Children: 0 Where are you from?: Estes Park Details: Tara Moenning (10) 9:00 PM
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Candice Cave (10) 8:00 PM 8:00 pm
Candice Cave (10) 8:00 PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
First Name: Candice Last Name: Cave Adults: 10 Children: 0 Where are you from? :Tyler TX Comments: Phone Reservation Candice Cave (10) 8:00 PM
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Keith Rodgers. (3) 8:00 PM 8:00 pm
Keith Rodgers. (3) 8:00 PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
First Name: Keith Last Name: Rodges Adults: 2 Children: 1 Where are you from? : Irving , Texas Comments: would like to schedule a private viewing for our family. We do not mind if others join us . We would … Continue reading →
Karen Garner (7) 9:00 PM 9:00 pm
Karen Garner (7) 9:00 PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 28 @ 9:00 pm
First Name: Karen Last Name: Garner Can I text you on this number: yes you can text me Adults: 6 Children: 1 Where are you from: West Monroe, Louisiana Dates You’ll be in Estes: June 28th – June 30th Karen … Continue reading →
Oliver Luker (4) 9:00 PM 9:00 pm
Oliver Luker (4) 9:00 PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 28 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
First Name:Oliver Last Name:Luker Adults: 4 Children: 0 Where are you from?: Dallas TX Details: Looking to do a private Viewing or join someone else’s private viewing the week of june 26th. Are any dates available Oliver Luker (4) 9:00 … Continue reading →
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Laura Sloan (8) 8:00 PM 8:00 pm
Laura Sloan (8) 8:00 PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
First Name: Laura Last Name: Sloan Adults: 6 Children: 2 Where are you from? : St. Louis MO Comments: Kids are ages 5 and 7. We will be in Estes Park from June 25-July 1. If a different night works … Continue reading →
Christie Shgenfield (4) 9:00 PM 9:00 pm
Christie Shgenfield (4) 9:00 PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 29 @ 9:00 pm – 9:00 pm
First Name: Christie Last Name: Shgenfield Adults: 2 Children: 2 Where are you from? : Lakeland, FL Comments: Phone Reservation 6/17/2-17 12:30 PM. Christie Shgenfield (4) 9:00 PM
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Kelly Briner (4) 8:00 PM 8:00 pm
Kelly Briner (4) 8:00 PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
First Name: Kelly Last Name: Briner Adults: 2 Children: 2 Where are you from? : Dallas,TX Comments: First time to see the Milky Way was in CO last summer. Would love to see the stars with the telescopes. Kelly Briner … Continue reading →
Lois Harrison(3) 8:00 PM 8:00 pm
Lois Harrison(3) 8:00 PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
First Name: Lois Last Name: Harrison Adults: 3 Children: 0 Where are you from? : Milwaukee, WI Comments: Lois Harrison(3) 8:00 PM
Becky and Jason Moburg (5) 9:00 PM 9:00 pm
Becky and Jason Moburg (5) 9:00 PM @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jun 30 @ 9:00 pm
Name: Becky Moburg Adults: 5 Children: 0 Where are you from?: Denver, CO Details: Becky and Jason Moburg (5) 9:00 PM

 


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)

What’s Up for December 2017

The Night Skys this Month

Cosmic Pursuits Link