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Estes Park Memorial Observatory

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Estes Park Memorial Observatory

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1600 Manford Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517-5427
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Salsa4eva wrote a review Jan 2020
Orlando, Florida110 contributions21 helpful votes
I had to hogtie my husband into going to this-he was afraid it would be too cold and he didn’t understand Mike’s amazing wealth of knowledge. My hubby later said this was the best part of our trip! You must wear layers and dress appropriately! You will start indoors with videos and Mike will explain what you will see when you go up into the observatory. He’s a brilliant retired astrophysicist but teaches children about our galaxy. People of all ages will enjoy the night with Mike. We would love to go again! You must reserve your spot far in advance because his space in the observatory is very limited. It is free, but they use all donations to educate local school children to gain their interest in the stem sciences. It’s such a wonderful program!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Mike C, Manager at Estes Park Memorial Observatory
Responded 12 Jan 2020
Thank you for the great review. I wish I was an Astrophysicists but I’m just a lowly retired engineer with a passion for physics and the stars. Space boggles my mind and I love sharing anything I can with our visitors to make their visit fun and interesting. I especially love getting the kids excited about science and space. Please come back and visit us again sometime. Clear Skies, Mike
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ArcticTexan wrote a review Dec 2019
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My wife and I were in Estes Park for our honeymoon, and I was able to sign up for the tour of the Memorial Observatory. Mike did a fantastic job communicating with us and the rest of the group regarding potential weather changes and was able to work with us to reschedule when the clouds rolled in. During the tour, Mike did an amazing job explaining the basics of astronomy and showing us what we would be looking at when we went up to the telescope. Even though it was a rather large group (12-14 people), Mike was able to effectively create and individualized experience and make sure everyone got plenty of opportunities with the telescope. My wife and I will definitely plan to make a return visit the next time we are in Estes Park.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Mike C, Manager at Estes Park Memorial Observatory
Responded 12 Jan 2020
Thank you for the review and your interest in our observatory. I’m glad you had a good time. I’d love to have you come back again sometime. Best Wishes and Clear Skies, Mike
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Rosemary S wrote a review Nov 2019
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My friends and I had a wonderful time at the observatory. We will definitely go back next year. Mike was very knowledgeable about astronomy and was extremely nice and patient with our group. I highly recommend that you visit when you are in Estes. Kid and adult friendly.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Mike C, General Manager at Estes Park Memorial Observatory
Responded 16 Nov 2019
Thank You. I'm so happy you had good time. Please do come back. Mike
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Caryn M wrote a review Nov 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
For our small company retreat, we made evening reservations for an intriguing experience that exceeded our expectations!! We all had such a great time learning, observing through the telescope, and chatting with Mike. We were so impressed by Mike's expansive knowledge and ability to share it!!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Mike C, General Manager at Estes Park Memorial Observatory
Responded 12 Nov 2019
Thanks Caryn. You guys were great. Come again. Mike
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Debbie P wrote a review Nov 2019
4 contributions1 helpful vote
I had such a great time here viewing the stars with my daughter and her family. However, the 5 year old did fall asleep before we finished.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Responded 16 Nov 2019
Thank You. I'm so happy you had good time. The little guy was trying to hang in there but he was just too tired. Please do come back. Mike
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