Due to the current uncertainties associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic and the upcoming flu season, the observatory board of directors has suspended operations through April 2021.  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.


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 August 2020 From NASA JPL

The Skies over Longmont August 2020 by John Ensworth

Jun
27
Sat
Public Star Night Open to All – FREE @ Observatory OPEN HOUSE
Jun 27 all-day

 

The public Star Nights are conducted by volunteers of the observatory and are free and open to all. It starts around Sunset and continues until the last visitor leaves. We generally have a couple of volunteers man telescopes setup around the outside of the building. The outside telescopes include two big (10″ and 22″) Dobsonian telescopes and a 5 inch Vixen binocular telescope. We will also be using the computerized 16″ RC telescope in the automated dome. Usually each telescope is focused on an astronomical object and The guest move from one telescope to another throughout the night.

The Open Viewing Nights for 2020 are:

  • Saturday,  June 13th, 2020, 8:30 pm
  • Saturday, June 27th, 2020, 8:30 pm
  • Saturday, July 11th, 2020, 8:30 pm
  • Saturday,  August 22nd, 2020, 8:30 pm

 

Feb
19
Fri
🌓 1st Quarter
Feb 19 all-day

🌓 1st Quarter

Feb
27
Sat
🌕 Full moon
Feb 27 all-day

🌕 Full moon

Mar
6
Sat
🌗 3rd Quarter
Mar 6 all-day

🌗 3rd Quarter

Mar
13
Sat
🌑 New moon
Mar 13 all-day

🌑 New moon

Mar
14
Sun
Calendar Moon begins. This calendar shows 5 weeks into the past.
Mar 14 all-day

Calendar Moon begins. This calendar shows 5 weeks into the past.

Mar
21
Sun
🌓 1st Quarter
Mar 21 all-day

🌓 1st Quarter

Mar
28
Sun
🌕 Full moon
Mar 28 all-day

🌕 Full moon

Apr
4
Sun
🌗 3rd Quarter
Apr 4 all-day

🌗 3rd Quarter

Apr
12
Mon
🌑 New moon
Apr 12 all-day

🌑 New moon