Due to the current uncertainties associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic and the upcoming flu season, the observatory board of directors has suspended operations for the remainder of the year, through December 31, 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience but the safety of our visitors and volunteers is our number one priority. if conditions change we will update this notice.
Welcome to the Estes Park Memorial Observatory On-line
The Estes Park Memorial Observatory (EPMO) is a community resource dedicated to fostering scientific education of children in Estes Park and serving as an educational venue for the community and visitors. EPMO holds events throughout the year in conjunction with the local school system, the Estes Valley Astronomical Society and the Rocky Mountain National Park.
The observatory schedules private and group viewing sessions and hosts educational lectures on astronomy, cosmology, astrophotography and special astronomical events such as comet fly-bys and more! We also have fun on going projects like our Human Sundial Project. EPMO is currently offering opportunities for volunteers. Just contact us to get involved and learn about our sky along the way! Can’t help? Donate to our Estes Park Observatory and come visit anytime!
See our Schedule to book your viewing and/or see what is coming up soon!
The Estes Park Memorial Observatory Goals:
- To interest kids K-12th grade in math, physics and science.
- To use astronomy as a tool to accomplish these goals.
- To make learning a fun experience.
- To promote critical thinking about really big things.
Donations can now be made on-line to EPMO! Thanks to our past and future donors.