Due to the current Corona Virus Pandemic, the observatory has suspended its operations until the end of September.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. if conditions change we will update this notice.


Rocky Mountain National Park Astronomy Programs

Due to the current Corona Virus Pandemic, the Astronomy in the Park program has been suspended until next year.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

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.


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.

StarNightMeeting


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

Jul
28
Tue
Andrea W. (26) 9:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jul 28 @ 9:00 pm

Adults: 12
Children: 10
Where are you from?: Edwardsville, IL
Details:
Date Requested: Tuesday, July 26, 9:00 pm
Date Reservation made: 2/3/2020

Jul
29
Wed
Jennifer S. (6) 9:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jul 29 @ 9:00 pm

Adults: 3
Children: 3
Where are you from: Bethlehem Pa
Details:
Date Requested: Wednesday, July 29th, 9:00 pm
Date Reservation made: 2/17/2020

Julia B. (6) 9:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jul 29 @ 9:00 pm

FAdults: 4
Children: 2
Where are you from?: Fayetteville, Arkansas
Details:
Date Requested: Wednesday, July 29th, 9:00 pm
Date Reservation made: 2/15/2020

Jul
30
Thu
Nicki W. (2) 9:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jul 30 @ 9:00 pm

Adults: 2
Children: 0
Where are you from?: Lincoln Ne
Details:
We are fine with being with a group. Thank you!
Date Requested: Thursday, July 30th, 9:00 pm
Date Reservation made:2/8/2020

Aug
1
Sat
CLOSED FULL MOON @ Private Viewing EPMO
Aug 1 all-day

CLOSED to Public Stargazing

Aug
2
Sun
CLOSED FULL MOON @ Private Viewing EPMO
Aug 2 all-day

CLOSED to Public Stargazing

Aug
3
Mon
🌕 Full moon
Aug 3 all-day

🌕 Full moon

CLOSED FULL MOON @ Private Viewing EPMO
Aug 3 all-day

CLOSED to Public Stargazing

Aug
4
Tue
Cindy W. (5) 9:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Aug 4 @ 8:30 pm

Adults: 3
Children: 2
Where are you from?: Michigan
Date Requested: Thursday, June 18th, 9:00 pm
Date Reservation made:3/3/2020

Jon B. (7) 8:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Aug 4 @ 8:30 pm

Adults: 2
Children: 5
Where are you from?: Marion, Iowa
Details:
Date Requested: Tuesday, August 4th, 8:30 pm
Date Reservation made: 2/4/2020