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.

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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

Aug
11
Tue
🌗 3rd Quarter
Aug 11 all-day

🌗 3rd Quarter

Aug
19
Wed
🌑 New moon
Aug 19 all-day

🌑 New moon

Aug
25
Tue
🌓 1st Quarter
Aug 25 all-day

🌓 1st Quarter

Sep
2
Wed
🌕 Full moon
Sep 2 all-day

🌕 Full moon

Sep
10
Thu
🌗 3rd Quarter
Sep 10 all-day

🌗 3rd Quarter

Sep
17
Thu
🌑 New moon
Sep 17 all-day

🌑 New moon

Sep
24
Thu
🌓 1st Quarter
Sep 24 all-day

🌓 1st Quarter

Oct
1
Thu
🌕 Full moon
Oct 1 all-day

🌕 Full moon

Oct
10
Sat
🌗 3rd Quarter
Oct 10 all-day

🌗 3rd Quarter

Oct
16
Fri
🌑 New moon
Oct 16 all-day

🌑 New moon