Chamberlin Observatory And Observatory Park1021 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 2930 E Warren Ave, Denver, CO 80210, United States
- Timings: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-3038715172
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Park, Observatory, Educational Site, Observation Deck
Owned and operated by the University of Denver, this historic observatory was built in 1890. The rusticated red sandstone block building is quite pretty. It has a refracting telescope with a 20-inch objective lens. Every month, the Denver Astronomical Society organises fun and related events that include multi-media presentations, views of the heavens through the telescope, and an explanation of the observatory's workings. Find details of upcoming Public Nights on the Denver Astronomical Society website.
The park outside the observatory is itself worth visiting. It is small but has a huge playground. Kids are often seen playing every variety of sport. Once a month, the park is used as a star-gazing party location.
Chamberlin Observatory And Observatory Park Travel Tips
- Tickets payable online via PayPal.
- Children must be over 41 inches tall.
- Always face the ladder while climbing up and down the ladder.
- People under the influence of alcohol will not be allowed.
Entrance Ticket Details For Chamberlin Observatory And Observatory Park
Entry for public star gazing program:
- For adult: 4 USD
- For children: 3 USD
Chamberlin Observatory And Observatory Park Hours
Public Star Gazing Program:
- Tuesday and Thursday: Starts from 7:30pm (in winter) & 8:30pm (in summer).
- Check the calendar for updated timing.
How to Reach Chamberlin Observatory And Observatory Park
- Bus 21 stop Evans Ave & S Milwaukee St
- Drive to here or take a taxi.
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Chamberlin Observatory And Observatory Park Reviews & Ratings
I definitely recommend trying out the public nights, which have been going on since 1894! The night starts out with a volunteer doing a presentation on a topic (it varies, depending who does it that night)- They're so passionate about it that I just had the best time. Then you have a tour of the observatory and its clocks, which is fascinating because it's so old. Then, if the weather is clear, you'll be able to look through the telescope at whatever's clearest at that time. The first time I went, we saw one of the star clusters in Orion's belt. If you're not able to look out of the telescope due to weather, you're able to come back to any public night. And, really, it's $4 per person to do something so different and informative. Give it a try!
If you are in to astronomy and telescopes this is a must visit. It is only open a few select days per month but well worth it. Very educational and the history involved is interesting!
What a wonderful way to observe the heavens. We took our daughter for her birthday and got a very clear view of Jupiter and it's four largest moons. Staff was kind, patient, and knowledge. The cost was extremely affordable for the whole family. It was a diverse crowd wich was really nice, people on dates, older couples, singles, and people with kids.
This place is the shiznit for astronomy in the Denver Metro area. Both the observatory itself and the TWENTY-INCH Clark refractor inside are 125 years old. The scope works like a champ, even if it is an antique. Cheapest date in the universe at just TWO BUCKS.
Beautiful historic telescope & observatory. Had a great date night here on one of the public nights. The moon looked so close you could touch it, and we also looked at a star in the process of being born. Very cool!