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
Berthoud High School GPS 7:00 pm
Berthoud High School GPS
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Berthoud High School GPS
Reservation for: November, 1, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Group: Berthoud High School GPS Contact Name: BriAnna Morel  
2
Berthoud High School 7:00 pm
Berthoud High School
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Berthoud High School
Reservation for: November, 2, 7:00 PM – 9:00- PM Group: Berthoud High School Contact Name: BriAnna Morel  
3
LDS Church Young Single Adult Ward 7:30 pm
LDS Church Young Single Adult Ward
Nov 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
LDS Church Young Single Adult Ward
Reservation for: November, 3, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Group: LDS Church Young Single Adult Ward Contact Name: John Denison  
4
5
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Open only to LTO volunteers and their guests to use the telescopes.
6
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class 6:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class Lead: Scott Kindt
7
Larimer County RSVP – CANCELLED Weather 6:30 pm
Larimer County RSVP – CANCELLED Weather
Nov 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Reservation for: November, 7, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Group: Larimer County RSVP Contact Name: Janeen Stubbs  
8
Michael Christiansen’s Friends – CANCELLED 6:30 pm
Michael Christiansen’s Friends – CANCELLED
Nov 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Reservation for: November, 8, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Group: Michael Christiansen’s Friends Contact Name: Michael Christiansen  
9
Michael Christiansen’s Friends 6:30 pm
Michael Christiansen’s Friends
Nov 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Michael Christiansen's Friends
Reservation for: November, 9, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Group: Michael Christiansen’s Friends Contact Name: Michael Christiansen –
10
Rejoice Lutheran Church 7:30 pm
Rejoice Lutheran Church
Nov 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Rejoice Lutheran Church
Reservation for: November, 10, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Group: Rejoice Lutheran Church Contact Name: Glenn Hetchler  
11
CSU Astronomy Club 8:00 pm
CSU Astronomy Club
Nov 11 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
CSU Astronomy Club
Reservation for: November, 11, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Group: CSU Astronomy Club Contact Name: Norman Revere  
12
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Nov 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Open only to LTO volunteers and their guests to use the telescopes.
13
St. John’s Third Grade 10:00 am
St. John’s Third Grade
Nov 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
St. John's Third Grade
Reservation for: November, 13, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Group: St. John’s Third Grade Contact Name: Tina Mertens  
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class 6:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class Lead: Scott Kindt
14
Troop 64 Boy Scouts 7:00 pm
Troop 64 Boy Scouts
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Troop 64 Boy Scouts
Reservation for: November, 14, 7:00 PM – 9:00- PM Group: Troop 64 Boy Scouts Contact Name: Scott Conlin  
15
16
RMHS Astronomy 6:30 pm
RMHS Astronomy
Nov 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
RMHS Astronomy
Reservation for: November, 16, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Group: RMHS Astronomy Contact Name: Maya Wyllie  
17
TMS 6th Grade Astronomers 11:45 am
TMS 6th Grade Astronomers
Nov 17 @ 11:45 am – 12:45 pm
TMS 6th Grade Astronomers
TMS 6th Grade Astronomers – Solar viewing Contact: David Hunn
Public Star Night – Mark Rennert et al – 2017 Eclipse Revisited 7:00 pm
Public Star Night – Mark Rennert et al – 2017 Eclipse Revisited
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Public Star Night – Mark Rennert et al – 2017 Eclipse Revisited
18
Astronomy Education Session 10:00 am
Astronomy Education Session
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Astronomy Education Session
Astronomy Education Sessions taught by John Ensworth for LTO volunteers  
New Volunteer Orientation 1:00 pm
New Volunteer Orientation
Nov 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
New Volunteer Orientation
19
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Open only to LTO volunteers and their guests to use the telescopes.
20
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class 6:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class Lead: Scott Kindt
21
22
24
Brian’s Family 7:30 pm
Brian’s Family
Nov 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Brian's Family
Reservation for: November, 24, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Group: Brian’s Family Contact Name: Brian Kouba  
25
Kaden’s Birthday Party 6:30 pm
Kaden’s Birthday Party
Nov 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Kaden's Birthday Party
Reservation for: November, 25, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Group: Kaden’s Birthday Party Contact Name: Hayley Pherson  
26
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Open only to LTO volunteers and their guests to use the telescopes.
27
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class 6:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Nov 27 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class Lead: Scott Kindt
28
Mead Middle School 8th grade STEM class 9:15 am
Mead Middle School 8th grade STEM class
Nov 28 @ 9:15 am – 11:00 am
Mead Middle School 8th grade STEM class
Reservation for: November, 28, 9:20AM – 11:00- AM Group: Mead Middle School Contact Name: Janet Benter  
LTO Board Meeting 7:00 pm
LTO Board Meeting
Nov 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
LTO Board Meeting
LTO Board Meeting
29
Pack 387 7:00 pm
Pack 387
Nov 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pack 387
Reservation for: November, 29, 7:00 PM – 9:00- PM Group: Pack 387 Contact Name: Todd McMurtrey  
30
Michael Christiansen’s Friends 8:00 pm
Michael Christiansen’s Friends
Nov 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Michael Christiansen's Friends
Reservation for: November, 30, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Group: Michael Christiansen’s Friends Contact Name: Michael Christiansen  

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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

*Day

*Time of day

*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!