Welcome to the Estes Park Memorial Observatory

Events & Scheduling Calendar

Check out our calendar of upcoming events below and also information on visiting the Observatory.

Look out for these recurring astro events at EPMO and in the Estes Park area.
Click to read more about these events:
– Open House at EPMO –
– Rocky Mountain National Park Astronomy Programs –
– EPMO and EVAS Monthly Meeting –


ESTES PARK OBSERVATORY EVENT CALENDAR

The total group size (the sum of all the numbers in the parentheses for the date) needs to be limited to 12 people because of the Covid separation requirements and the limitations on the number of people that can fit in the dome.

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
Anna W. (4) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Anna W. (4) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 2 Children: 2 Where are you from?: Houston, Texas Details: Look forward to this. Thank you! Date Requested: Sunday, March 1, 7:00 pm Date Reservation made: 1/10
2
Joseph S. (1) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Joseph S. (1) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 1 Children: 0 Where are you from?: Tampa, FL Details: Date Requested: Monday March 2nd, 7:00 pm Date Reservation made: 2/14/2020
3
CLOSED
CLOSED @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 3 – Mar 5 all-day
CLOSED to Public Stargazing
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5
6
Eric Z. (6) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Eric Z. (6) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 2 Children: 4 Where are you from?: Colorado Springs Details: Date Requested: Friday, March 6, 7:00 pm Date Reservation made: 1/18 Eric Zuniga (6) 7:00 pm
Macy C. (3) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Macy C. (3) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 3 Children: 0 Where are you from?: Florida Details: I will be visiting for my birthday with my two friends from March 6th – 9th, we would love to see a show on Saturday March 7th. Date Requested: Friday, Continue reading →
Tom & Donna B. (2) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Tom & Donna B. (2) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 2 Children: 0 Where are you from: Baton Rouge, LA Details: phone reservation Date Requested: Friday, March 6th, 7:00 pm Date Reservation made: 3/4/2020 Tom & Donna Ballard (2) 7:00 pm
Tony H. (2) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Tony H. (2) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 2 Children: 0 Where are you from: Rosemond, MN Details: phone reservation Date Requested: Friday, March 6th, 7:00 pm Date Reservation made: 2/20/2020
7
CLOSED FULL MOON
CLOSED FULL MOON @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 7 all-day
CLOSED to Public Stargazing
8
CLOSED FULL MOON
CLOSED FULL MOON @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 8 all-day
CLOSED to Public Stargazing
9
CLOSED FULL MOON
CLOSED FULL MOON @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 9 all-day
CLOSED to Public Stargazing
10
CLOSED
CLOSED @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 10 – Mar 12 all-day
CLOSED to Public Stargazing
11
12
Morgan T. (3) 8:00 pm 8:00 pm
Morgan T. (3) 8:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 12 @ 8:00 pm
Adults: 2 Children: 1 Where are you from: Houston, Texas Details: phone reservation Date Requested: Thursday, March 12th, 8:00 pm Date Reservation made: 3/11/2020
13
14
Eric Mc. (2) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Eric Mc. (2) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 2 Children: 0 Where are you from?: Ames, IA Details: Just 2 adults, we will be staying in Estes for the week. Date Requested: Saturday, March 14, 7:00 pm Date Reservation made: 2/14/2020
Adriana (7) 8:00 pm 8:00 pm
Adriana (7) 8:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 14 @ 8:00 pm
Adults: 4 Children: 3 Where are you from: Carville, TX Details: phone reservation Date Requested: Saturday, March 14th, 8:00 pm Date Reservation made: 3/10/2020
15
Julie C. (4) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Julie C. (4) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 2 Children: 2 Where are you from?: Omaha, NE Details: Date Requested: Sunday, March 15th, 7:00 pm Date Reservation made: 2/3/2020
Mark K. (4) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Mark K. (4) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 2 Children: 2 Where are you from: Texas Details: Date Requested: Sunday, March 15th, 7:00 pm Date Reservation made: 3/4/2020
Eileen F. (4) 7:30 pm 7:30 pm
Eileen F. (4) 7:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 15 @ 7:30 pm
Adults: 2 Children: 2 Where are you from?: Glen Ellyn IL Details: Date Requested: Monday, March 30th, 7:30 pm Date Reservation made: 2/3/2020
16
Paul D. (3) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Paul D. (3) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 3 Children: 0 Where are you from: Greeley, CO Details: phone reservation Date Requested: Monday, March 16th, 7:00 pm Date Reservation made: 2/24/2020
Sammi D. (5) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Sammi D. (5) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 5 Children: 0 Where are you from?: Denton, Texas Details: Date Requested: Monday, March 16, 7:00 pm Date Reservation made: 1/5
17
CLOSED
CLOSED @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 17 – Mar 19 all-day
CLOSED to Public Stargazing
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20
Kim N. (4) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Kim N. (4) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 2 Children: 2 Where are you from?: Nashville, TN Date Requested:Friday, March 20th, 7:00 pm Date Reservation made: 1/5 Kim Neese (4) 7:00 pm
Lisa S. (6) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Lisa S. (6) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 4 Children: 2 Where are you from: Irvine, CA Details: phone reservation Date Requested: Friday, March 20th, 7:00 pm Date Reservation made: 1/26
Robyn M. (2) 7:30 pm 7:30 pm
Robyn M. (2) 7:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm
Adults: 1 Children: 1 Where are you from: ?? Details: phone reservation Date Requested: Friday, March 20th, 7:30 pm Date Reservation made:
21
Atlas Obscura (14) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Atlas Obscura (14) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 14 Children: 0 Where are you from: Denver Details: phone reservation 3 dates Date Requested: Saturday, 2/15, 3/21, 4/18, 7:00 pm Date Reservation made: 10/26 Atlas Obscura (14) 7:00 pm
22
Jim W. (6) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Jim W. (6) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 4 Children: 2 Where are you from: Estes Park Details: phone reservation Date Requested: Sunday, March 22, 7:00 pm Date Reservation made: 1/12
Todd S. (4) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Todd S. (4) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 2 Children: 2 Where are you from?: Lafayette, Indiana Details: 18th wedding anniversary Date Requested: Sunday, March 22, 7:00 pm Date Reservation made: 1/21
23
Lauren H. (3) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Lauren H. (3) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 2 Children: 1 Where are you from: Minneapolis, MN Details: phone reservation Date Requested: Monday, March 23rd, 7:00 pm Date Reservation made:3/2/2020
Shelly M. (8) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Shelly M. (8) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 4 Children: 4 Where are you from?: Bentonville, AR Details: Date Requested: Monday, March 23, 7:00 pm Date Reservation made: 1/10
24
CLOSED
CLOSED @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 24 – Mar 26 all-day
CLOSED to Public Stargazing
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27
Cynthia Y. (12) 7:30 pm 7:30 pm
Cynthia Y. (12) 7:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 27 @ 7:30 pm
Adults: 12 Children: 0 Where are you from?: Estes Park Details: Date Requested: Friday, March 27th, 7:30 pm Date Reservation made: 1/27
28
Amber V. (2) 7:30 pm 7:30 pm
Amber V. (2) 7:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm
Adults: 2 Children: 0 Where are you from?: Fort Collins Details: Date Requested: Saturday, March 28th, 7:30 pm Date Reservation made: 2/15/2020
29
Becky A. (5) 7:30 pm 7:30 pm
Becky A. (5) 7:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm
Adults: 4 Children: 1 Where are you from?: colorado springs and alabama Date Requested: Sunday, March 29, 7:30 pm Date Reservation made: 1/17
30
31
CLOSED
CLOSED @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 31 – Apr 1 all-day
CLOSED to Public Stargazing

 


More Info about Private Viewing Sessions at EPMO

events-private-viewingThe EPMO is available for private viewing sessions (individuals or small groups up to 20). We prefer scheduling such sessions from the form above but many times we have last minute openings. Please call 970-586-5668 to see if you need information about an opening on short notice. The observatory is funded by donations and staffed by unpaid volunteers; contributions for private viewing sessions are greatly appreciated and help keep our doors open. Please allow up to one week for us to get back to you with a confirmation as we coordinate with our staff.


Observatory Open House Nights 

Due to the current Corona Virus Pandemic, the Open House Nights have been suspended until next year.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

 

StarNightMeeting2The observatory open house nights are conducted by volunteers of the EPMO and are free to all . The evening starts with a tour of the facility and an introduction to the night’s viewing with a demonstration of the observatory star wall. We discuss objects that we will later view with the telescope and point out their locations on our star wall. Depending on the number of visitors, we may also set up telescopes outside the observatory to supplement the main telescope in the dome. Of course the viewing is dependent on the night sky and if it is unfavorable we can show educational videos in our warm room.

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

 


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.

“The 2020 Dates for the Traditional Viewing Program are:”

  • Friday, June 19th & 26th
  • Friday, July 10th & 17th
  • Friday, August 14th & 21st

 

Every other week, “The Story Behind the Moon & the Stars” program will incorporate star lore and activities for families. The program will include a constellation tour and viewing with binoculars, naked eye, and possibly telescopes. This program will take place at the Moraine Park Visitor Center in the RMNP and will last approximately 1 & 1/2 hours.

Stories Behind the Moon & Stars

  • schedule coming later TBD

Night Sky Festival  Three days of fun activities, speakers, programs and night sky viewing. Event is scheduled for TBD. Start times for this program have not yet been set.


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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 May 2021 From NASA JPL


The Skies over Colorado April 2021 by John Ensworth

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
Anna W. (4) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Anna W. (4) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 2 Children: 2 Where are you from?: Houston, Texas Details: Look forward to this. Thank you! Date Requested: Sunday, March 1, 7:00 pm Date Reservation made: 1/10
2
Joseph S. (1) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Joseph S. (1) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 1 Children: 0 Where are you from?: Tampa, FL Details: Date Requested: Monday March 2nd, 7:00 pm Date Reservation made: 2/14/2020
3
CLOSED
CLOSED @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 3 – Mar 5 all-day
CLOSED to Public Stargazing
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5
6
Eric Z. (6) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Eric Z. (6) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 2 Children: 4 Where are you from?: Colorado Springs Details: Date Requested: Friday, March 6, 7:00 pm Date Reservation made: 1/18 Eric Zuniga (6) 7:00 pm
Macy C. (3) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Macy C. (3) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 3 Children: 0 Where are you from?: Florida Details: I will be visiting for my birthday with my two friends from March 6th – 9th, we would love to see a show on Saturday March 7th. Date Requested: Friday, Continue reading →
Tom & Donna B. (2) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Tom & Donna B. (2) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 2 Children: 0 Where are you from: Baton Rouge, LA Details: phone reservation Date Requested: Friday, March 6th, 7:00 pm Date Reservation made: 3/4/2020 Tom & Donna Ballard (2) 7:00 pm
Tony H. (2) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Tony H. (2) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 2 Children: 0 Where are you from: Rosemond, MN Details: phone reservation Date Requested: Friday, March 6th, 7:00 pm Date Reservation made: 2/20/2020
7
CLOSED FULL MOON
CLOSED FULL MOON @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 7 all-day
CLOSED to Public Stargazing
8
CLOSED FULL MOON
CLOSED FULL MOON @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 8 all-day
CLOSED to Public Stargazing
9
CLOSED FULL MOON
CLOSED FULL MOON @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 9 all-day
CLOSED to Public Stargazing
10
CLOSED
CLOSED @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 10 – Mar 12 all-day
CLOSED to Public Stargazing
11
12
Morgan T. (3) 8:00 pm 8:00 pm
Morgan T. (3) 8:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 12 @ 8:00 pm
Adults: 2 Children: 1 Where are you from: Houston, Texas Details: phone reservation Date Requested: Thursday, March 12th, 8:00 pm Date Reservation made: 3/11/2020
13
14
Eric Mc. (2) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Eric Mc. (2) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 2 Children: 0 Where are you from?: Ames, IA Details: Just 2 adults, we will be staying in Estes for the week. Date Requested: Saturday, March 14, 7:00 pm Date Reservation made: 2/14/2020
Adriana (7) 8:00 pm 8:00 pm
Adriana (7) 8:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 14 @ 8:00 pm
Adults: 4 Children: 3 Where are you from: Carville, TX Details: phone reservation Date Requested: Saturday, March 14th, 8:00 pm Date Reservation made: 3/10/2020
15
Julie C. (4) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Julie C. (4) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 2 Children: 2 Where are you from?: Omaha, NE Details: Date Requested: Sunday, March 15th, 7:00 pm Date Reservation made: 2/3/2020
Mark K. (4) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Mark K. (4) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 2 Children: 2 Where are you from: Texas Details: Date Requested: Sunday, March 15th, 7:00 pm Date Reservation made: 3/4/2020
Eileen F. (4) 7:30 pm 7:30 pm
Eileen F. (4) 7:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 15 @ 7:30 pm
Adults: 2 Children: 2 Where are you from?: Glen Ellyn IL Details: Date Requested: Monday, March 30th, 7:30 pm Date Reservation made: 2/3/2020
16
Paul D. (3) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Paul D. (3) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 3 Children: 0 Where are you from: Greeley, CO Details: phone reservation Date Requested: Monday, March 16th, 7:00 pm Date Reservation made: 2/24/2020
Sammi D. (5) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Sammi D. (5) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 5 Children: 0 Where are you from?: Denton, Texas Details: Date Requested: Monday, March 16, 7:00 pm Date Reservation made: 1/5
17
CLOSED
CLOSED @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 17 – Mar 19 all-day
CLOSED to Public Stargazing
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20
Kim N. (4) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Kim N. (4) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 2 Children: 2 Where are you from?: Nashville, TN Date Requested:Friday, March 20th, 7:00 pm Date Reservation made: 1/5 Kim Neese (4) 7:00 pm
Lisa S. (6) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Lisa S. (6) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 4 Children: 2 Where are you from: Irvine, CA Details: phone reservation Date Requested: Friday, March 20th, 7:00 pm Date Reservation made: 1/26
Robyn M. (2) 7:30 pm 7:30 pm
Robyn M. (2) 7:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm
Adults: 1 Children: 1 Where are you from: ?? Details: phone reservation Date Requested: Friday, March 20th, 7:30 pm Date Reservation made:
21
Atlas Obscura (14) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Atlas Obscura (14) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 14 Children: 0 Where are you from: Denver Details: phone reservation 3 dates Date Requested: Saturday, 2/15, 3/21, 4/18, 7:00 pm Date Reservation made: 10/26 Atlas Obscura (14) 7:00 pm
22
Jim W. (6) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Jim W. (6) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 4 Children: 2 Where are you from: Estes Park Details: phone reservation Date Requested: Sunday, March 22, 7:00 pm Date Reservation made: 1/12
Todd S. (4) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Todd S. (4) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 2 Children: 2 Where are you from?: Lafayette, Indiana Details: 18th wedding anniversary Date Requested: Sunday, March 22, 7:00 pm Date Reservation made: 1/21
23
Lauren H. (3) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Lauren H. (3) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 2 Children: 1 Where are you from: Minneapolis, MN Details: phone reservation Date Requested: Monday, March 23rd, 7:00 pm Date Reservation made:3/2/2020
Shelly M. (8) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Shelly M. (8) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 4 Children: 4 Where are you from?: Bentonville, AR Details: Date Requested: Monday, March 23, 7:00 pm Date Reservation made: 1/10
24
CLOSED
CLOSED @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 24 – Mar 26 all-day
CLOSED to Public Stargazing
25
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27
Cynthia Y. (12) 7:30 pm 7:30 pm
Cynthia Y. (12) 7:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 27 @ 7:30 pm
Adults: 12 Children: 0 Where are you from?: Estes Park Details: Date Requested: Friday, March 27th, 7:30 pm Date Reservation made: 1/27
28
Amber V. (2) 7:30 pm 7:30 pm
Amber V. (2) 7:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm
Adults: 2 Children: 0 Where are you from?: Fort Collins Details: Date Requested: Saturday, March 28th, 7:30 pm Date Reservation made: 2/15/2020
29
Becky A. (5) 7:30 pm 7:30 pm
Becky A. (5) 7:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm
Adults: 4 Children: 1 Where are you from?: colorado springs and alabama Date Requested: Sunday, March 29, 7:30 pm Date Reservation made: 1/17
30
31
CLOSED
CLOSED @ Private Viewing EPMO
Mar 31 – Apr 1 all-day
CLOSED to Public Stargazing