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.

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Party with the Stars: Watch as night descends on Rocky Mountain National Park. Volunteers will be available with telescopes to help you experience the magic of the night sky.

June 16, 8:30 PM

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 23, 8:30 PM
July 14, 21, & 28, 8:15 PM
August 18 & 25, 7:45 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.
June 30, 8:30 PM
July 7, 8:15 PM
August 4 & 11, 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 from 2016. Next festival coming in 2018!

Last updated: March 24, 2017

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Mailing Address:

1000 US Hwy 36
Estes Park, CO 80517

Phone:

(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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