Begin or sustain your interest in astronomy at LTO! The night sky is wondrous, filled with countless swirling galaxies, the planets, the moon and so much more. Many of these sights are easily visible from Earth, but few people have witnessed them personally.
The Little Thompson Observatory can change that for you. Our mission is to help people of all ages learn about the universe by offering a first-hand experience with astronomy...
Upcoming Public Talk
3rd Friday of October
The simple idea of nothing, a concept that even toddlers can understand, is surprisingly difficult for scientists to pin down, with some of them questioning whether such a thing as nothing exists at all. Out guest speaker for Friday, October 21, 2016 will be John Ensworth. The talk will be about the Theory of Nothing!
Door Open: 7:00
Guest Speaker: 7:30 - 8:30
Observing: 8:30 - 10:00
New Radio Telescope at LTO!
Installed July, 2016
Stop by and check out our newest telescope. Once completed, this instrument will allow radio frequency observations of the Milky Way Galaxy galactic center.