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

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CLOSED Due To Corona Virus
CLOSED Due To Corona Virus @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jul 1 – Sep 30 all-day
CLOSED to the public for all events. Reservations are not being taken. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please stay safe and check with us after September. Wishing you Clear Skies!
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Jul 3 all-day
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Jul 4 all-day
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Cheryl O. (9) 9:00 pm 9:00 pm
Cheryl O. (9) 9:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jul 6 @ 9:00 pm
Adults: 7 Children: 2 Where are you from?: Richmond Heights, MO Details: Date Requested: Monday, July 6th, 9:00 pm Date Reservation made: 1/28
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Stephanie W. (2) 9:00 pm 7:00 pm
Stephanie W. (2) 9:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 2 Children: 0 Where are you from?: Beaumont,Texas Details: Want to come look at the stars and planet through the telescope Date Requested: Wednesday, July 8th, 9:00 pm Date Reservation made: 2/14/2020
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Dana S. (7) 9:00 pm 9:00 pm
Dana S. (7) 9:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jul 12 @ 9:00 pm
Adults: 6 Children: 1 Where are you from?: BATON ROUGE LA Details: VACATION AND BIRTHDAYS Date Requested: Sunday, July 12, 9:00 pm Date Reservation made: 1/28
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Bob W. (4) 9:00 pm 9:00 pm
Bob W. (4) 9:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jul 13 @ 9:00 pm
Adults: 4 Children: 0 Where are you from?: Dallas Details Date Requested: Monday, July 13th, 9:00 pm Date Reservation made: 3/11/2020
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Amanda W. (3) 9 pm 9:00 pm
Amanda W. (3) 9 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jul 15 @ 9:00 pm
Adults: 2 Children: 1 Where are you from?: Pennsylvania Details: Date Requested: Wednesday, July 15, 9:00 pm Date Reservation made: 1/15
Megan Z. (4) 9:00 pm 9:00 pm
Megan Z. (4) 9:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jul 15 @ 9:00 pm
Adults: 2 Children: 2 Where are you from: Shelby Township, Michigan Details: phone reservation Date Requested: Wednesday, July 15th, 9:00 pm Date Reservation made: 2/17/2020
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Adrienne R. (19) 9:00 pm 9:00 pm
Adrienne R. (19) 9:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jul 16 @ 9:00 pm
Adults: 12 Children: 7 Where are you from?: Spokane Details: Coming to Estes Park for a family reunion. Date Requested: Thursday, July 16th, 9:00 pm Date Reservation made: 3/8/2020
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Joe S. (10) 9:00 pm 9:00 pm
Joe S. (10) 9:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jul 19 @ 9:00 pm
Adults: 10 Children: 0 Where are you from: Albany, New York Details: phone reservation Date Requested: Sunday, July 19th, 9:00 pm Date Reservation made: 3/11/2020
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Brad C. (2) 9:00 pm 9:00 pm
Brad C. (2) 9:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jul 20 @ 9:00 pm
Adults: 2 Children: 0 Where are you from?: Morton, IL Details Date Requested: Monday, July 20, 9:00 pm Date Reservation made: 1/27
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Audrey A. (3) 9:00 pm 9:00 pm
Audrey A. (3) 9:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jul 21 @ 9:00 pm
Adults: 1 Children: 2 Where are you from?: Fort Lauderdale, Florida Date Requested: Tuesday, July 21st, 9:00 pm Date Reservation made: 3/1/2020
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Courtnie L. (12) 9:00 pm 9:00 pm
Courtnie L. (12) 9:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jul 26 @ 9:00 pm
Adults: 7 Children: 5 Where are you from?: St. Louis MO and San Antonio TX Details: Family group trip to Estes Park in July-interested in private viewing Date Requested: Sunday, July 26, 9:00 pm Date Reservation made:2/19/2020
Kristyne M. (4) 9:00 pm 9:00 pm
Kristyne M. (4) 9:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jul 26 @ 9:00 pm
Adults: 2 Children: 2 Where are you from?: Chicago Detais: Date Requested: Friday, July 10th, 9:00 pm Date Reservation made: 2/21/2020
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Gian C. (5) 9:00 pm 9:00 pm
Gian C. (5) 9:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jul 27 @ 9:00 pm
Adults: 2 Children: 3 Where are you from?: Lincoln, Nebraska Details: Date Requested: Monday, July 27th, 9:00 pm Date Reservation made: 2/10/2020
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Andrea W. (26) 9:00 pm 9:00 pm
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
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Jennifer S. (6) 9:00 pm 9:00 pm
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 9:00 pm
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
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Nicki W. (2) 9:00 pm 9:00 pm
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
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