Observatory status.
November 2022

Beginning in November the observatory will no longer be hosting private observing sessions until spring. This is necessitated because of limited volunteers and the unpredictability of the winter weather. We will continue the monthly EVAS meeting and open house but all private sessions will be put on hold until March. We will also continue to accommodate Estes Park school functions and some organizational groups such as the Scouts, Boys and Girls clubs, etc. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and we look forward to returning private viewing sessions next spring.


Welcome to the Estes Park Memorial Observatory

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.


See more about our observatory equipment and learn more about observatory.

Donations can now be made on-line to EPMO! Thanks to our past and future donors.