Reservation and Event Calendar

To request a date for your group to visit the observatory, follow the 3 simple steps below. Or, use our calendar to find special events at LTO.

STEP 1: Find an open day and time in the calendar below. A white space indicates an open date. Clicking on an open date on the calendar has no effect, it is for viewing purposes only. Use navigation arrows < or > to change months as needed. The observatory is closed annually during July for maintenance and construction projects, and for the safety of our visitors we cannot schedule groups during this time period. After finding an available time and date, continue to steps 2 and 3 below the calendar.

Please allow 2 weeks lead time for your requested date. LTO needs this time to contact our volunteers to staff your event.
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
Bill Reed Middle School – CANCELLED Weather 6:30 pm
Bill Reed Middle School – CANCELLED Weather
Feb 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Reservation for: February, 1, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Group: Bill Reed Middle School Contact Name: Karen Helfrich  
2
Love Friends 8:00 pm
Love Friends
Feb 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Love Friends
Reservation for: February, 2, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Group: Love Friends Contact Name: Kitty Love  
3
Woodglen Fourth Grade 6:30 pm
Woodglen Fourth Grade
Feb 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Woodglen Fourth Grade
Reservation for: February, 3, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Group: Woodglen Fourth Grade Contact Name: Julie Luoma  
4
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Feb 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Open only to LTO volunteers and their guests to use the telescopes.
5
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class 6:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class Lead: Scott Kindt
6
Loveland Classical School (1st grade Science class) 6:30 pm
Loveland Classical School (1st grade Science class)
Feb 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Loveland Classical School (1st grade Science class)
Reservation for: February, 6, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Group: Loveland Classical School (1st grade Science class) Contact Name: Heather Alverson  
7
Rigden Farm – CANCELLED 2:00 pm
Rigden Farm – CANCELLED
Feb 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Reservation for: January, 10, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Group: Rigden Farm Contact Name: Emily Franta  
Loveland Classical School (1st grade Science class) 6:30 pm
Loveland Classical School (1st grade Science class)
Feb 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Loveland Classical School (1st grade Science class)
Reservation for: February, 6, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Group: Loveland Classical School (1st grade Science class) Contact Name: Heather Alverson  
8
Loveland Classical School (1st grade Science class) 6:30 pm
Loveland Classical School (1st grade Science class)
Feb 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Loveland Classical School (1st grade Science class)
Reservation for: February, 6, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Group: Loveland Classical School (1st grade Science class) Contact Name: Heather Alverson  
9
Boschock Family – CANCELLED Weather 7:00 pm
Boschock Family – CANCELLED Weather
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Reservation for: February, 9, 7:00 PM – 9:00- PM Group: Boschock Family Contact Name: Keith Boschock  
10
Liberty Common School 6th. Grade girls – CANCELLED Weather 7:00 pm
Liberty Common School 6th. Grade girls – CANCELLED Weather
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Reservation for: February, 10, 7:00 PM – 9:00- PM Group: Liberty Common School 6th. Grade girls Contact Name: Victor Redstone  
11
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Open only to LTO volunteers and their guests to use the telescopes.
12
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class 6:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class Lead: Scott Kindt
13
Golden View Classical Academy 6:30 pm
Golden View Classical Academy
Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Golden View Classical Academy
Reservation for: February, 13, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Group: Golden View Classical Academy Contact Name: Andrew Ward  
14
15
Kylee’s Birthday Party – CANCELLED Weather 7:00 pm
Kylee’s Birthday Party – CANCELLED Weather
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Reservation for: February, 15, 7:00 PM – 9:00- PM Group: Kylee’s Birthday Party Contact Name: Marissa Kortus  
17
Astronomy Education Session 10:00 am
Astronomy Education Session
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Astronomy Education Session
Astronomy Education Sessions taught by John Ensworth for LTO volunteers  
Geminden Group 6:00 pm
Geminden Group
Feb 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Geminden Group
Reservation for: February, 17, 6:00 PM – 8:00- PM Group: Geminden Group Contact Name: Colin Geminden  
18
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Open only to LTO volunteers and their guests to use the telescopes.
19
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class 6:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class Lead: Scott Kindt
20
Bill Reed Middle School 6:30 pm
Bill Reed Middle School
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Bill Reed Middle School
Reservation for: February, 20, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Group: Bill Reed Middle School Contact Name: Karen Helfrich  
21
22
Rubadu and Bowden Families – CANCELLED 6:30 pm
Rubadu and Bowden Families – CANCELLED
Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
EVENT CANCELLED Reservation for: February, 22, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Group: Rubadu and Bowden Families Contact Name: Kim Rubadu through Joe Bowden  
23
Friends of Hotka – CANCELLED Weather 7:00 pm
Friends of Hotka – CANCELLED Weather
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Reservation for: February, 23, 7:00 PM – 9:00- PM Group: Friends of Hotka Contact Name: Mike Hotka  
24
New Volunteer Orientation 1:00 pm
New Volunteer Orientation
Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
New Volunteer Orientation
25
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Open only to LTO volunteers and their guests to use the telescopes.
26
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class 6:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class Lead: Scott Kindt
27
LTO Board Meeting 7:00 pm
LTO Board Meeting
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
LTO Board Meeting
LTO Board Meeting
28
Home School Physics Class 1:00 pm
Home School Physics Class
Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Home School Physics Class
Reservation for: February, 28, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Group: Home School Physics Class Contact Name: Jeannie Shattuck  

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STEP 2: Please fill out our reservation request form below:
(* = required field)

*Group Name

*Contact Name (first and last)

*Contact Email

*Your Group's location (city)

*Contact Phone Number (with area code):

Reservation Date Request:
Please allow a minimum of 2 weeks for scheduling.
LTO needs this time to contact volunteers to staff your event.
Maximum Group Size is 30, except by special arrangement.
Thank you!

*Month

*Date

*Time

*Number of Adults

*Number of Children

So that we may serve you better, please give us some additional information about your group such as; educational requirements, objects you would like to observe, and any special interests!

So that we can better serve the public, can you help us by letting us know how you found LTO? (e.g. newspaper, brochure, website, etc.)

*And finally, just to prove you are human, and help us avoid spam, please answer the following math challenge!

An important note from the board before submitting your request:
At LTO, our mission is to interest people, particularly children, in the sciences, using astronomy as a teaching tool. To this end, our materials and presentations approach astronomical phenomena such as the creation of the universe, star formation, planetary formation (including earth) and the size and scope of the universe, from a scientific perspective. While we respect the rights of our guests to hold their own views on such matters, we do not tailor programs to conform to any views other than current scientific thinking.

STEP 3: Click on the "Send" button below and you're done. We'll get back to you within a few days with a confirming email - thanks!