In Estes Park, beauty surrounds. From towering mountains, crystal clear lakes, and abundant wildlife, there is no shortage of opportunities for stopping to admire nature at its finest. Not only can you look around in wonder at the beauty in Estes Park, but there is also plenty to see when you look up. Estes Park’s night sky is filled with a brilliant display of stars, and the Estes Park Memorial Observatory is one destination for adding some education and interest to your stargazing efforts.
As a learning center for local students, residents, and visitors, Estes Park Memorial Observatory also offers an educational and interesting option for an outing during your stay in Estes Park. Through the use of astronomy, the goal of the center is to pique interest in math, physics, and science. Tours of the night sky are held from the observatory’s 16-foot dome using high-quality equipment that allows for observing and pointing to deep space objects seen in the sky. Lectures and educational videos are also available at select times. Whether you’re in Estes Park with the entire family and are looking for a meaningful activity in which to participate with the kids, or you’re in search of unique activity to add to a date night on your romantic getaway, stargazing at the Estes Park Memorial Observatory allows for the appreciate of nature on a larger scale than what can be seen with the naked eye.
Planning Your Excursion to Estes Park Memorial Observatory
This Estes Park Observatory is located in Estes Park at 1500 Manford Ave. They can be contacted at 970-586-5668 with any questions. Free private viewings to the public are available for groups of up to 20 people, with donations welcomed. Viewing sessions must be booked at least one week in advance on their website.
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