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.

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Estes Park Clear Sky Chart


Estes Park Sky Map (SkyMaps.com)

What’s Up for May 2020

The Night Skys this Month

 

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Oct
16
Fri
Supermoon
Oct 16 @ 7:32 pm – 7:32 pm

Supermoon

Oct
23
Fri
🌓 1st Quarter
Oct 23 all-day

🌓 1st Quarter

Oct
31
Sat
🌕 Full moon (Blue Moon)
Oct 31 all-day

🌕 Full moon (Blue Moon)

Nov
8
Sun
🌗 3rd Quarter
Nov 8 all-day

🌗 3rd Quarter

Nov
15
Sun
🌑 New moon
Nov 15 all-day

🌑 New moon

Supermoon
Nov 15 @ 5:08 am – 5:08 am

Supermoon

Nov
22
Sun
🌓 1st Quarter
Nov 22 all-day

🌓 1st Quarter

Nov
30
Mon
🌕 Full moon
Nov 30 all-day

🌕 Full moon

Lunar eclipse (penumbral)
Nov 30 all-day

Lunar eclipse (penumbral)

Dec
8
Tue
🌗 3rd Quarter
Dec 8 all-day

🌗 3rd Quarter