Night Sky & Astronomy Programs

Photo of the milky way stretching over bear lake and reflecting in the still water.
The Milky Way Galaxy stretches overhead at Bear Lake.


Astronomy in the Park: Observe the night sky with the help of a park ranger and expert volunteer astronomers. Dress warmly, bring binoculars and a flashlight. Thirty minute program followed by viewing. Meet at Upper Beaver Meadows Trailhead.
June 24, 8:30 PM
July 8 & 29, 8:15 PM
August 5 & 26, 8:00 PM

Stories Behind the Moon and Stars: The night sky comes alive through storytelling and fun activities. Celebrate darkness at Rocky! Dress warmly, bring binoculars and a flashlight. Program lasts approximately 1.5 hours. Meet at Moraine Park Discovery Center.
July 1, 15 & 22, 8:15 PM
August 12, 8:00 PM

Rocky Mountain National Park Night Sky Festival: Three days of fun daytime activities, speakers, programs, and night sky viewing. View the event schedule.
July 28, 29, 30

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1000 US Hwy 36
Estes Park, CO 80517


(970) 586-1206
Have questions? We've got answers! Call 8am–4:30pm Mountain Time to speak with park staff (recorded information after hours). For Trail Ridge Road status, call (970) 586-1222.

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