Night Sky & Astronomy Programs

The milky way arches through a star speckled sky over Sprague Lake.
The milky way arcs through a star speckled sky over Sprague Lake.



Astronomy in the Park

Observe the night sky with the help of a park ranger and expert volunteer astronomers. Dress warmly and bring a flashlight. Thirty minute program followed by viewing. Meet at Upper Beaver Meadows Trailhead.
Friday, June 21 & 28 at 8:30 PM
Friday, July 5 & 26 at 8:15 PM
Friday, August 2 at 8:00 PM
Friday, August 23 at 7:45 PM

Stars and Meteors

Use a telescopte to explore the astronomy of Rocky's night sky. Dress warmly, bring vinoculatrs if you have them. Program will be cancelled if overcast. Meet at the Holzwarth Historic Site Parking Area for this 1-1.5 hour activity.
Thursday, August 1, and Friday, August 2, 9:00 PM

Stories Behind the Moon & Stars

The night sky comes alive through storytelling and fun activities. Celebrate darkness at Rocky! Dress warmly. Bring binoculars and a flashlight. Meet at Moraine Park Discovery Center for this 1-1.5 hour program.
Tuesday, July 9 & 16, at 8:15 PM
Tuesday, August 6 & 13 at 7:45 PM

Rocky Mountain National Park Night Sky Festival

Returning Summer of 2020
Three days of fun daytime activities, speakers, programs, and night sky viewing.

Last updated: May 13, 2019

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Mailing Address:

1000 US Hwy 36
Estes Park, CO 80517


(970) 586-1206
Through winter, the Information Office is open 8:00 am–4:30 pm Mon–Fri. Recorded Trail Ridge Road status: (970) 586-1222.

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