DAS Activities

DAS Public Nights

Public Nights
Tuesday and Thursday at
DU's Historic Chamberlin Observatory
Current start time is 8:30 pm.

Costs to the public are:
$4.00 adults, $3.00 children

To book, please click:

Public Night Reservations



Dark Sky Weekend & Messier Marathon – March 2019

March 8, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – March 10, 2019 @ 5:00 am
EGK Dark Site
4210 S Bixler Rd
Deer Trail, CO 80105
Darrell Dodge

Weather Alert — As of Thursday March 7th at 9:30 pm:

Rain and snow showers are forecast for Friday evening March 8th – 8 am – 12 midnight;
Saturday’s forecast is “partly cloudy” except for three hours of clear skies from 10 pm Saturday, March 9th to Sunday, March 10th at 1 am. Winds are favorable.

The Dark Sky Weekend begins on Friday evening and goes to early morning on Sunday. Saturday night is the most popular time.

This month is traditionally the busiest of the year for the Dark Site because of the warming spring nights and the Messier Marathon.

See travel, access, orientation, use, and safety considerations on the EGK Web Page

PLEASE NOTE: Site orientations for DAS Members ONLY will be provided on the Dark Sky Weekend Saturday, approximately one hour before sundown.

Non-members who are not guests of members must contact the organizer for access, but only for Dark Sky Weekends. In general, large groups cannot be accommodated due to liability concerns.

See the Messier Marathon Page for more information.


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