Astronomy

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Astronomy

The YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park Center, is pleased to offer a rich astronomy program for our guests.  It is our intention to take full advantage of our dark, clear Rocky Mountain skies to provide enjoyable and educational opportunities for our guests.

On a weekly basis, we offer the following programs (please see our Activity Guide for details):

  • Astronomy:  Look through our telescopes at a variety of nighttime celestial objects, including planets, double stars, star clusters, and distant galaxies.  Tour the stars with your session guides and learn to identify more than one dozen constellations and hear the myths associated with them.  This program is designed for ages 10+ and requires advance registration.
  • Star Gazing:  Tour the nighttime stars with your session guides for a relaxing outdoor evening session.  Learn to identify more than one dozen constellations and hear the myths associated with them.  All ages are welcome and no signup is required.
  • If you have attended one of our astronomy sessions, we welcome your feedback and comments. Let us know what you liked and what you would change.

Click here to view the weekly Activity Guide and register for activities here.

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