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The Estes Park Memorial Observatory (EPMO) is a community resource dedicated to fostering scientific education of children in Estes Park and serving as an educational venue for the community and visitors. EPMO holds events throughout the year in...more
Our family made a reservation with Mike about 2 weeks in advance. He was so incredibly nice over the phone and excited for our family to come. He texted me about an hour before our reserved time and said he would see us at the...More
What a great experience!!! Free to all with a small expectations of a donation for children's education fund-this was a night I will never forget! Mike Connolly took us up into the dome where we spent an evenings looking at:
First we looked at the...More
This was truly a highlight of our trip. Mike is a great person who loves to share his knowledge of the stars. We started with a few fascinating videos and he told us about the observatory. When it was dark enough, he divided us into...More
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Mike C, General Manager at Estes Park Memorial Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018
Thank You for the kind review. I really enjoyed your group. Please come back and see us again.
It's obvious that this is a passion for Mike and his volunteers and it's well appreciated. They spend their time, don't rush anyone and are very kind. We also enjoyed meeting Mike's rescue dog Willie.
If the clouds/weather cooperate with you, you'll be in for...More
Mike C, General Manager at Estes Park Memorial Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018
Thank you for the great review and please come visit us again someday.
This is a must-do if you visit Estes Park. Mike is so wonderful and knowledgeable, he makes sure you leave with the best experience possible! I love that they keep the groups of visitors smaller so everyone has ample time to enjoy looking through the...More
This observatory was built as a memorial for Mike's children who had passed away. Mike is extremely nice and you can tell he puts his heart into everything he does there. He is very knowledgeable and enjoys educating people about the stars. We saw constellations...More
A very cool little observatory curated b y the man sho built it. he works very hard at it and puts ion a good show, weather and sky conditions permitting. its no charge but donations are gratefully accepted, he built this observatory and runs it...More
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Mike C, Manager at Estes Park Memorial Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018
Michael, Thank you for the nice review. Please come back and visit us again.
This is one of the most amazing, and informative experiences. The person that runs the observatory is passionate, and very knowledgeable. It was a hands-on experience that my kids loved, as well as us big kids! We will be back.
Mike C, Manager at Estes Park Memorial Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017
Thanks for the great review. Please come back and see us again.