Night Sky Programs in Rocky Mountain National Park

Ranger-led night sky programs are held in the park in the summer starting in mid-June.
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Perseid Meteor Shower in RMNP on Trail Ridge Road. Photo by Dave Dugdale www.learningDSLRvideo.com

Perseid Meteor Shower in RMNP on Trail Ridge Road. Photo by Dave Dugdale www.learningDSLRvideo.com

Ranger-led night sky programs are held in the park in the summer starting in mid-June.

Astronomy in the Park

June, July and August
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.

(See more about August's Meteor Shower)

Stories Behind the Moon and Stars

June, July and August
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.

Night Sky Festival

Mid July
Three days of fun activities, speakers, programs, and night sky viewing. Listen to a talk by park ranger at sunset. Public skygazing thru telescopes provided by astronomy clubs along the Front Range. Meet at the Upper Beaver Meadows Trailhead. Look for more information in late June.

The Rocky Mountain Conservancy will also teach a night photography class on July 18. See the event schedule

Get the Official Schedules

Download the Program Schedule on the NPS website at www.nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/ranger_led_activities.htm

For more information about these programs in Rocky Mountain National Park, call 970-586-1206.

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