Due to the current uncertainties associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic and the upcoming flu season, the observatory board of directors has suspended operations for the remainder of the year, through December 31, 2020. 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.
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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.
Observe 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.