ESTES PARK OBSERVATORY EVENT CALENDAR

We no longer do online reservations. Because of limited volunteers, we are open just four nights a week: Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday. We are only accepting individuals that are in compliance with CDC recommendations regarding Covid vaccinations (primary series + a booster) or have medical conditions exempting them from the vaccination. We are not requiring proof of vaccinations but trust that visitors will comply  with the restrictions.   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 dates you can fit into without exceeding the 12 people limit. Then you need to answer the following questions via either email (info@AngelsAbove.org) or call the observatory (970-586-5668):

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?
Where is your hometown?
Your request will be processed via email in the order received.

We are not taking reservations more than three months out. Currently, we are booking dates in September and October.  As conditions improve we hope to be able to accommodate more visitors. We are also doing our best to recruit more volunteers which directly affects our ability to host stargazing groups.

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 number of people that can fit in the dome.

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Lauren P. (2+2) 7:30 pm 7:30 pm
Lauren P. (2+2) 7:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Adults: 2 (vaccinated) Children: 2 Where are you from?: Denver Details: Date Requested: Saturday, October 1st, 2022, 7:30 pm Date Reservation made: 9/10 Hope For Clear Skies       Continue reading →
Margie F. (4) 7:30 pm 7:30 pm
Margie F. (4) 7:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Adults: 4 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: St Charles (St Louis) Missouri Details: Date Requested: Saturday, October 1st 2022, 7:30 pm Date Reservation made: 9/6 Hope For Clear Skies       Continue reading →
Thomas C. (4+2) 7:30 pm 7:30 pm
Thomas C. (4+2) 7:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Adults: 4 (vaccinated) Children:2 Where are you from?: Houston, TX Details: 10/1 – 10/3 Date Requested: Saturday, Oct. 1st 2022, 7:30 pm Date Reservation made: Hope For Clear Skies       Continue reading →
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Bill S. (2) 7:30 pm 7:30 pm
Bill S. (2) 7:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Adults: 2 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Rowlett, TXC Details: Availble 10/2- 10/3 Date Requested: Sunday, October 2nd, 2022, 7:30 pm Date Reservation made: 9/2 Hope For Clear Skies       Continue reading →
Diana N. (2) 7:30 pm 7:30 pm
Diana N. (2) 7:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Adults: 2 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Houston, TX Details: available 10/1-3 Date Requested: Sunday October 2nd, 2022 7:30 pm Date Reservation made:8/19 Diana Nguyen (2) 7:30 pm Hope For Clear Skies       Continue reading →
Doug & Jen. (2) 7:30 pmNo Name 7:30 pm
Doug & Jen. (2) 7:30 pmNo Name @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Adults: 2 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Jefferson City, MO Details: Available Oct. 1-4 Date Requested: Sunday, October 2, 2022, 7:30 pm Date Reservation made: 9/14 Hope For Clear Skies       Continue reading →
Georgette F. (4) 7:30 pm 7:30 pm
Georgette F. (4) 7:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Adults: 4 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Savannah, GA Details:available 10/2 – 10/9 Date Requested: Sunday, October 2nd, 2022 7:30 pm Date Reservation made: 10/2 Hope For Clear Skies       Continue reading →
Jeff S. (1) 7:30 pm 7:30 pm
Jeff S. (1) 7:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Adults: 1 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Chicago, IL Details: available 10/1-2 Date Requested: Sunday, October 2nd 2022, 7:30 pm Date Reservation made: 8/3 Hope For Clear Skies       Continue reading →
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🌓 1st Quarter
🌓 1st Quarter
Oct 3 all-day
🌓 1st Quarter Continue reading →
LMCO MARS (12) 7:30 pm
LMCO MARS (12) @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Hope For Clear Skies       Continue reading →
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Oct 4 all-day
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–CLOSED–
–CLOSED– @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 6 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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CLOSED FULL MOON
CLOSED FULL MOON @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 7 – Oct 9 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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🌕 Full moon
🌕 Full moon
Oct 9 all-day
🌕 Full moon Continue reading →
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Brooke S. (4) 7:30 pm 7:00 pm
Brooke S. (4) 7:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Adults: 4 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Fort Collins Details: Date Requested: Monday oct 10, 7:30 pm Date Reservation made:9/23 Hope For Clear Skies       Continue reading →
Dena T. (3) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Dena T. (3) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Adults: 3 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Brookville Kansas Near Salina Details: available 10/7 10/10 Date Requested: Monday, October 10th 2022, 7:00 pm Date Reservation made:8/7 Hope For Clear Skies       Continue reading →
Alan D. (4) 7:30 pm 7:30 pm
Alan D. (4) 7:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Adults: 4 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Atlanta GA Details: available 10/10-11 Date Requested: Monday, October 10th 2022, 7:30 pm Date Reservation made: 8/21 Alan Duncan (4) 7:30 pm Hope For Clear Skies       Continue reading →
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Sarah W. (2) 7:30 pm 7:30 pm
Sarah W. (2) 7:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Adults: 2 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Omaha, Nebraska Details: available 10/10 – 11 Date Requested: Tuesday, October 11th, 2022, 7:30 pm Date Reservation made: 8/15 Hope For Clear Skies       Continue reading →
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–CLOSED–
–CLOSED– @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 12 – Oct 13 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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Hannah E. (5+2) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Hannah E. (5+2) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Adults: 5 (vaccinated) Children: 2 Where are you from?: Estes Park Details: Date Requested: Friday, October 14th, 2022, 7:00 pm Date Reservation made: 8/2 Hope For Clear Skies       Continue reading →
Kelly R. (2) 7:30 pm 7:30 pm
Kelly R. (2) 7:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Adults: 2 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: San Diego, CA Details: Date Requested: Friday, October 14th 2022, 7:30 pm Date Reservation made: 9/10 Hope For Clear Skies       Continue reading →
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Lori N. (6) 8:00 pm 7:30 pm
Lori N. (6) 8:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Adults: 6 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Nashville TN Details: available 10/12 – 10/15 Date Requested: Saturday, Oct. 15th 2022, 7:30 pm Date Reservation made: 8/4 Lori Nason (6) 8:00 pm Hope For Clear Skies       Continue Continue reading →
Victoria S. (7) 7:30 pm 7:30 pm
Victoria S. (7) 7:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Adults: 7 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Northern Colorado Details: Date Requested: Saturday, October 15, 2022 7:30 pm Date Reservation made: 9/6 Victoria Silva (9) 7:30 pm Hope For Clear Skies       Continue reading →
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Dawn W. (2) , 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Dawn W. (2) , 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Adults: 2 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Estes Park Details: October 15 or 16 Date Requested: Sunday, October 16, 7:00 pm Date Reservation made: 9/14 Hope For Clear Skies       Continue reading →
Patty H. (6) 7:30 pm 7:30 pm
Patty H. (6) 7:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Adults: 6 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Sanborn IA, Minneapolis MN, Littleton CO Details: available 9/16-17 Date Requested: Sunday, October 16th 2022, 7:30 pm Date Reservation made: 9/7 Hope For Clear Skies       Continue reading →
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🌗 3rd Quarter
🌗 3rd Quarter
Oct 17 all-day
🌗 3rd Quarter Continue reading →
Lynn D. (2) 7:30 pm 7:30 pm
Lynn D. (2) 7:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Adults: 2 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Mount Vernon, Texas on Lake Cypress Springs Details: 10/17 – 20 Date Requested: Monday Oct. 17th 2022, 7:30 pm Date Reservation made: 8/4 Hope For Clear Skies       Continue reading Continue reading →
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Oct 18 all-day
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–CLOSED–
–CLOSED– @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 18 – Oct 20 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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Special Library Program at the Observatory
Special Library Program at the Observatory @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 21 – Oct 22 all-day
The Estes Park Library has reserved the Observatory for October 21st and the 22nd to invite kids, tweens, and teens to learn about the observatory, sit outside the observatory to watch the meteor shower, and to chart stars. Hope For Continue reading →
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Cheryl O.(2) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Cheryl O.(2) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Adults: 2 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Chelmsford Massachusetts Details: 10/22-23 Date Requested: Sunday, October 23rd, 2022, 7:00 pm Date Reservation made: 9/14 Hope For Clear Skies       Continue reading →
EV Rec. Ctr. (6) 7:30 pm 7:30 pm
EV Rec. Ctr. (6) 7:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Adults: 6 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Estes Park Details: available 10/23, 28 Date Requested: Sunday, October 23rd, 2022, 7:30 pm Date Reservation made: 8/25 Hope For Clear Skies       Continue reading →
Katie S. (2) 7:30 pm 7:30 pm
Katie S. (2) 7:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Adults: 2 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Brainard, Nebraska Details: Date Requested: Sunday, October 23rd, 2022, 7:30 pm Date Reservation made: 8/26 Hope For Clear Skies       Continue reading →
Stephanie B. (2) 7:30 pm 7:30 pm
Stephanie B. (2) 7:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Adults: 2 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Northwest Arkansas Details: Available 10/20-25 Date Requested: Sunday October 23rd, 2022 7:30 pm Date Reservation made: 9/7 Hope For Clear Skies       Continue reading →
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Elisabeth S. (3) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Elisabeth S. (3) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Adults: 3 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Ringsted, Denmark Details: availab;e 10/24 – 12/06 Date Requested: Monday, October 24th, 2022 7:00 pm Date Reservation made: 9/27 Elisabeth S. (3) 7:00 pm Hope For Clear Skies       Continue Continue reading →
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🌑 New moon
🌑 New moon
Oct 25 all-day
🌑 New moon Continue reading →
–CLOSED–
–CLOSED– @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 25 – Oct 27 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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Mallary S. (2+1) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Mallary S. (2+1) 7:00 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Adults: 2 (vaccinated) Children: 1 Where are you from?: Kansas City, Missour Details: available 10/28 – 29 Date Requested: Friday Oct. 28th 2022, 7:00 pm Date Reservation made: 8/14 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 further notice.  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 further notice.  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 month EPMO & EVAS  Astronomy Lecture

The Estes Park Memorial Observatory (EPMO) in conjunction with the Estes Valley Astronomical Society (EVAS) holds 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 the 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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7:30 pm Bill S. (2) 7:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Bill S. (2) 7:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Adults: 2 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Rowlett, TXC Details: Availble 10/2- 10/3 Date Requested: Sunday, October 2nd, 2022, 7:30 pm Date Reservation made: 9/2 Hope For Clear Skies       Continue reading →
7:30 pm Diana N. (2) 7:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Diana N. (2) 7:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Adults: 2 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Houston, TX Details: available 10/1-3 Date Requested: Sunday October 2nd, 2022 7:30 pm Date Reservation made:8/19 Diana Nguyen (2) 7:30 pm Hope For Clear Skies       Continue reading →
7:30 pm Doug & Jen. (2) 7:30 pmNo Name @ Private Viewing EPMO
Doug & Jen. (2) 7:30 pmNo Name @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Adults: 2 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Jefferson City, MO Details: Available Oct. 1-4 Date Requested: Sunday, October 2, 2022, 7:30 pm Date Reservation made: 9/14 Hope For Clear Skies       Continue reading →
7:30 pm Georgette F. (4) 7:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Georgette F. (4) 7:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Adults: 4 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Savannah, GA Details:available 10/2 – 10/9 Date Requested: Sunday, October 2nd, 2022 7:30 pm Date Reservation made: 10/2 Hope For Clear Skies       Continue reading →
7:30 pm Jeff S. (1) 7:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Jeff S. (1) 7:30 pm @ Private Viewing EPMO
Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Adults: 1 (vaccinated) Children: Where are you from?: Chicago, IL Details: available 10/1-2 Date Requested: Sunday, October 2nd 2022, 7:30 pm Date Reservation made: 8/3 Hope For Clear Skies       Continue reading →