This event is very popular; registration opens in the morning of May 28th. Please register at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6344505587/eorg#
The program begins on the Summit at 10:00pm but we will be asked to get to Echo Lake Lodge (by the USFS fee station) at 8:00pm to check in and organize carpools. We will start driving to the summit at 8:30pm. (We will be sent an email with further instructions closer to the date). The $10 entrance fee to the summit will be waived.
Carpoolers will meet in Wooly Mammoth, Lot AA at 7:00pm to organize carpools to Echo Lodge.
Here is the description of the program:
Join Naturalists, Rangers, and Educators from Jefferson County Open Space, US Forest Service, City of Lakewood, and the Denver Astronomical Society for a very special astronomy program on Mount Evans. Through engaging, hands-on activities learn about our cosmic connections while you peer through telescopes and navigate your way through the night sky.
Registration is required. Ages 10+ only.
Weather/conditions permitting. Rain date is June 29.
Dogs are not permitted.
A special high-elevation program requires some special preparation, please note:
This a late-night program. Check-in starts at 8:30 pm (at the entrance station), and the program will end around 12:30 am. Leaving early is discouraged as this disrupts the on-going viewing activities.
Our programs are designed for individuals & families. If you are part of a group organization, (scout troop, meet-up, etc.) we ask that each family registers seperately. You will not be allowed to register as a large group.
This program takes places at 14,000 feet. A higher elevation means less oxygen in the atmosphere and cold temperatures. You will need to be prepared for winter conditions, and potential difficulties with breathing.
There is an hour long drive from the front gate to the top of the mountain. It is a winding mountain road with no street lights, and possibly patches of snow. Be prepared for a mountain drive at night. We will not be shuttling people to the top.
You will receive important program information in your confirmation e-mail. If you do not have an e-mail address please call[masked] to find out details about the program.
If you are not comfortable with any of these conditions we DO NOT recommend this program.
If space is no longer available, please call Lookout Mountain Nature Center at[masked] to be placed on a waiting list.