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.


ESTES PARK OBSERVATORY EVENT CALENDAR

We no longer do on-line reservations.  If you wish to reserve a date for a visit: First check out the  calendar below  to see if there are any open dates or can you fit in to an existing date without exceeding the 12 people limit. Then you need to email (info@AngelsAbove.org) and answer the following questions : 

What is the date you wish to book?
What other dates are you available?
How many adults (13 & older)?
How many children (12 & under)?
A phone where you can be reached in Estes?
Your groups vaccination status?
Where is your hometown?

Your request will be processed  via email in the order received.

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
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CLOSED Copell Event
CLOSED Copell Event @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 1 all-day
Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
2
Karen K (2) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Karen K (2) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 2 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Colorado Springs Details: 10/1 – 10/2 Date Requested: Saturday, October 2, 202 Date Reservation made:8/9/2021 Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
Kim S (4) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Kim S (4) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 4 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Denver, CO Details: 10/2 – 10/3 Date Requested: Saturday, October 2, 2021 Date Reservation made: 9/4/2021 Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
Mary M (2) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Mary M (2) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 2 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Houston, TX Details: 10/2 – 10/2 Date Requested: Saturday, October 2, 2021 Date Reservation made:9/6/2021 Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
Sabine W (4) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Sabine W (4) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 4 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Louisville, KY Details: 10/1 – 10/3 Date Requested: Saturday, October 2, 2021 Date Reservation made: 9/6/2021 Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
3
Alejandro W (3) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Alejandro W (3) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 3 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Arlington, TX Details: 10/3 – 10/4 Date Requested: Sunday, October 3, 202 Date Reservation made: 9/5/2021 Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
David F (2) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
David F (2) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 2 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: So. Jordan, UT Details: 10/2 – 10/3 Date Requested: Sunday, October 3, 2021 Date Reservation made: 9/9/2021 Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
Jill D (2) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Jill D (2) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 2 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Parker, CO Details: 10/3 – 10/4 Date Requested: Sunday, October 3, 2021 Date Reservation made: 9/5/2021 Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
Kelsey W (2) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Kelsey W (2) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 2 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Wichita, KS Details:10/3 – 10/6 Date Requested: Sunday, October 3, 2021 Date Reservation made: 7/30/2021 Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
Melinda D (3) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Melinda D (3) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 3 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Denver, CO Details: 10/3 – 10/3 Date Requested: Sunday, October 3, 2021 Date Reservation made: 9/4/2021 Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
4
Devin D (2) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Devin D (2) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 2 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Spokane, WA Details:Oct 4-4 Date Requested: Monday, October 4, 2021 Date Reservation made: 9/13/202 Devin D (2) 7:00 pm Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
Fran & Matt B (2) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Fran & Matt B (2) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 2 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Elmhurst, IL Details: Oct 4-6 Date Requested: October 4, 2021 Date Reservation made: 8/21/2021 Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
Joe F (4) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Joe F (4) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 4 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Broomfield Details: Oct 4-4 Date Requested: Tuesday, October 10, 2021 Date Reservation made: 9/15/2021 Joe F (4) 7:00 pm Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
Kevin F (2) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Kevin F (2) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 2 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Fort Collins, CO Details: 9/29 – 10/9 Date Requested: Monday, October 4, 2021 Date Reservation made: 7/1/2021 Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
5
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Oct 5 all-day
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—CLOSED—
—CLOSED— @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 5 – Oct 7 all-day
Sorry Closed . We just don’t have enough volunteers to keep the observatory open full time. We will open more dates as volunteers become available.   Continue reading →
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🌑 New moon
🌑 New moon
Oct 6 all-day
🌑 New moon Continue reading →
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Jenny B (3) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Jenny B (3) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 2 (vaccinated) Children: 1 Where are you from?: Austin, TX Details: 10/9 – 10/11 Date Requested: Saturday, October 9, 2021 Date Reservation made: 7/25/2021 Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
Mike S (6) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Mike S (6) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 4 (vaccinated) Children: 2 Where are you from?: Floyds Knobs, IN Details: 10/9 – 10/11 Date Requested: Saturday, October 9, 2021 Date Reservation made: 8/4/2021 Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
Ron S (3) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Ron S (3) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 2 (vaccinated) Children: 1 Where are you from?: Glen Haven, C Details: Oct 9-10 Date Requested: Saturday, October 9, 2021 Date Reservation made: 9/13/202 Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
Steven C (2) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Steven C (2) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 2 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Westmount, IL Details: 10/9 Date Requested: Saturday, October 9, 2021 Date Reservation made: 10/3/2021 Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
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Bonnie M (4) 6:30 pm 6:30 pm
Bonnie M (4) 6:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 10 @ 6:30 pm
Adults: 4 (vaccinated) Children: 0 Where are you from?: CA, IL Details: 10/8 – 10/10 Date Requested: Sunday, October 10, 2021 Date Reservation made: 8/27/2021 Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
Nova H (3) 6:30 pm 6:30 pm
Nova H (3) 6:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 10 @ 6:30 pm
Adults: 3 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Houston, TX Details: Oct 10 Date Requested: Sunday, October 10, 2021 Date Reservation made: 9/12/2021 Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
Adam L. (2) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Adam L. (2) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 2 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Buffalo, NY Details: Oct 10-10 Date Requested: Sunday, October 10, 2021 Date Reservation made: 9/13/2021 Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
James B (2) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
James B (2) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 2 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Estes Park, CO Details: 10/11 – 10/11 Date Requested: Sunday, October 10, 2021 Date Reservation made: 8/27/2021 Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
Janelle P (2) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Janelle P (2) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 1 (vaccinated) Children: 1 Where are you from?: Denver, Chicago Details: 10/10 – 10/11 Date Requested: Sunday, October 10, 2021 Date Reservation made: 10/10/2021 Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
Sharon N (2) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Sharon N (2) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 2 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Fishers, IN Details: 10/10 – 10/11 Date Requested: Sunday, October 10, 2021 Date Reservation made: 10/10/2021 Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
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Grace B (3) 6:30 pm 6:30 pm
Grace B (3) 6:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 11 @ 6:30 pm
Adults: 3 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Omaha, NE Details: 10/8 – 10/10 Date Requested: Monday, October 11, 2021 Date Reservation made: 10/5/2021 Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
Jayme S (4) 6:30 pm 6:30 pm
Jayme S (4) 6:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 11 @ 6:30 pm
Adults: 3 (vaccinated) Children: 1 Where are you from?: Marion IA Details: 10/11 – 10/12 Date Requested: October 11, 2021 Date Reservation made: 8/9/2021 Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
Nichole Isaac (6) 6:30 pm 6:30 pm
Nichole Isaac (6) 6:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 11 @ 6:30 pm
Name: Nichole Isaac Email: nicholemisaac@gmail.com Phone While in Estes: 217-493-0686 Adults: 4 (vaccinated) Children: 2 Where are you from?: Champaign, IL Details: Oct 11, Only Date Requested: Monday, October 11, 2021 Date Reservation made: 9/20/2021 Nichole Isaac (6) 6:30 pm Continue reading →
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YMCA (12) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
YMCA (12) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 12 Children: 0 Where are you from?: YMCA of The Rockies Details: Staff Date Requested: Tuesday, October 12, 2021 Date Reservation made: 9/15/2021 Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
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🌓 1st Quarter
🌓 1st Quarter
Oct 13 all-day
🌓 1st Quarter Continue reading →
—CLOSED—
—CLOSED— @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 13 – Oct 14 all-day
Sorry Closed . We just don’t have enough volunteers to keep the observatory open full time. We will open more dates as volunteers become available.   Continue reading →
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Annette F (3) 6:30 pm 6:30 pm
Annette F (3) 6:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 15 @ 6:30 pm
Adults: 3 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Grand Rapids, MI Details: 10/15 – 10/16 Date Requested: Friday, October 15, 2021 Date Reservation made: 10/2/2021 Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
James S (2) 6:30 pm 6:30 pm
James S (2) 6:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 15 @ 6:30 pm
Adults: 2 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Branson, MO Details: 10/15 Date Requested: Friday, October 15, 2021 Date Reservation made: 10/1/2021 Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
Karen C (2) 6:30 pm 6:30 pm
Karen C (2) 6:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 15 @ 6:30 pm
Adults: 2 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Rockingham, VA Details: 10/13-15 Date Requested: Friday, October 15, 202 Date Reservation made: 9/9/2021 Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
Mary S (3) 6:30 pm 6:30 pm
Mary S (3) 6:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 15 @ 6:30 pm
Adults: 3 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Nashville, TN Details: 10/15-10/16 Date Requested: Friday, October 15, 2021 Date Reservation made: 7/28/2021 Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
Melissa M (2) 6:30 pm 6:30 pm
Melissa M (2) 6:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 15 @ 6:30 pm
Adults: 2 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Olathe, KS Details: 10/15 Date Requested: Friday, October 15, 202 Date Reservation made: 9/22/2021 Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
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Debbie B (6) 6:30 pm 6:30 pm
Debbie B (6) 6:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 16 @ 6:30 pm
Adults: 6 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Denver, CO Details: 10/16 – 17 Date Requested: Saturday, October 16, 2021 Date Reservation made: 8/27/2021 Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
Loretta W (3+2) 6:30 pm 6:30 pm
Loretta W (3+2) 6:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 16 @ 6:30 pm
Adults: 3 (vaccinated) Children: 2 Where are you from?: Lillydale, MI Details: 10/16 – 17 Date Requested: Saturday, October 16, 2021 Date Reservation made: 10/2/2021 Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
ML (2) 6:30 pm 6:30 pm
ML (2) 6:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 16 @ 6:30 pm
Adults: 2 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: ???? Details: 10/16 – 17 Date Requested: Saturday, October 16, 20 Date Reservation made: 9/27/2021 Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
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Ashley D (5) 6:30 pm 6:30 pm
Ashley D (5) 6:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm
Adults: 5 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Fredrick, CO Details: 10/17 Date Requested: Sunday, October 17, 2021 Date Reservation made: 9/5/2021 Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
Megan H (5) 6:30 pm 6:30 pm
Megan H (5) 6:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm
Adults: 2 (vaccinated) Children: 3 Where are you from?: Estes Park, CO Details: 10/17 – 17 Date Requested: Sunday, October 17, 2021 Date Reservation made: 8/27/2021 Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
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CLOSED FULL MOON
CLOSED FULL MOON @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 18 – Oct 20 all-day
CLOSED to Reservations Sorry but there is no viewing around the full moon. It is just too bright and washes out the cool astronomical objects (star clusters, nebula, galaxies, planets, etc.) we like to see.  Also, the full moon is Continue reading →
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Oct 19 all-day
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🌕 Full moon
🌕 Full moon
Oct 20 all-day
🌕 Full moon Continue reading →
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Rodney M (2)6:30 pm 6:30 pm
Rodney M (2)6:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 21 @ 6:30 pm
Adults: 2 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Sinton, TX Details: Oct 21-22 Date Requested: Thursday, October 21, 2021 Date Reservation made: 9/18/2021 Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
Stacy J (4) 6:30 pm 6:30 pm
Stacy J (4) 6:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 21 @ 6:30 pm
Adults: 2 (vaccinated) Children: 2 Where are you from?: Centennial, CO Details: Oct. 21-22 Date Requested: Thursday, October 21, 2021 Date Reservation made: 8/7/2021 Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
Rose S (6) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Rose S (6) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 6 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: South Park, PA Details: Oct 21-22 Date Requested: Thursday, October 21, 2021 Date Reservation made: 9/14/2021 Rose Schroyer (6) 6:30 pm Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
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Karen K (8) 6:30 pm 6:30 pm
Karen K (8) 6:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 22 @ 6:30 pm
Adults: 8 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Fort Collins, CO Details: Oct 21-22 Date Requested: Friday, October 22, 2021 Date Reservation made: 9/13/2021 Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
Mary K(3) 6:30 pm 6:30 pm
Mary K(3) 6:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 22 @ 6:30 pm
Adults: 3 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Canton, GA Details: 10/22 Date Requested: Friday, October 22, 2021 Date Reservation made: 9/24/2021 Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
Savannah R (2) 6:30 pm 6:30 pm
Savannah R (2) 6:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 22 @ 6:30 pm
Adults: 2 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Orlando, FL Details: 10/21 – 10/22 Date Requested: Friday, October 22, 2021 Date Reservation made: 9/26/2021 Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
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Lyndie D (6+6) 6:30 pm 6:30 pm
Lyndie D (6+6) 6:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm
Adults: 6 (vaccinated) Children: 6 Where are you from?: Houston, TX Details: 10/23 Date Requested: Saturday, October 23, 2021 Date Reservation made: 8/29/2021 Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
Sharon B (2) 6:30 pm 6:30 pm
Sharon B (2) 6:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm
Adults: 2 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Colo Springs, CO Details: Date Requested: Saturday, October 23, 2021 Date Reservation made: 10/4/2021 Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
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Selena I (2) 6:30 pm 6:30 pm
Selena I (2) 6:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm
Adults:2 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Houston & San Fran Details: 10/21-10/24 Date Requested: Sunday, 10/24/2021 Date Reservation made: 9/21/2021 Selena I (2) 6:30 pm Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
Ariel J (2) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Ariel J (2) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 2 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Houston, TX Details: 10/24 Date Requested: Sunday, October 24, 2021 Date Reservation made: 10/2/2021 Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
Jason H (2) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Jason H (2) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 2 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Colorado Springs, CO Details: 10/23-24 Date Requested: Sunday, October 24, 2021 Date Reservation made: 10/11/2021 Jason Hammersley (2) 7:00 pm Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
Namrata P (2) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Namrata P (2) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm
Adults: 2 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Indianapolis, IN Details: Oct 24-25 Date Requested: Sunday, October 24, 2021 Date Reservation made: 10/14/2021 Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
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Book Club (12) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Book Club (12) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm
Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
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—CLOSED—
—CLOSED— @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 26 – Oct 28 all-day
Sorry Closed . We just don’t have enough volunteers to keep the observatory open full time. We will open more dates as volunteers become available.   Continue reading →
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🌗 3rd Quarter
🌗 3rd Quarter
Oct 28 all-day
🌗 3rd Quarter Continue reading →
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Ale P (2+2) 6:30 pm 8:00 pm
Ale P (2+2) 6:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 30 @ 8:00 pm
Adults: 2 (vaccinated) Children: 2 Where are you from?: Boulder, CO Details: 10/30-10/31 Date Requested: Saturday, October30, 2021 Date Reservation made: 8/5/2021 Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
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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 –

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

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6:30 pm Ashley D (5) 6:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Ashley D (5) 6:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm
Adults: 5 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Fredrick, CO Details: 10/17 Date Requested: Sunday, October 17, 2021 Date Reservation made: 9/5/2021 Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →
6:30 pm Megan H (5) 6:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Megan H (5) 6:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm
Adults: 2 (vaccinated) Children: 3 Where are you from?: Estes Park, CO Details: 10/17 – 17 Date Requested: Sunday, October 17, 2021 Date Reservation made: 8/27/2021 Hope for clear skies!     Continue reading →