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.

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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Dan Rickenbach Family – CANCELLED by LTO 7:00 pm
Dan Rickenbach Family – CANCELLED by LTO
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Reservation for: August, 1, 7:00 PM – 9:00- PM Group: Dan Rickenbach Family Contact Name: Michelle Rickenbach  
2
Annual Maintenance – LTO Closed
Radio Astronomy STEM 10:00 am
Radio Astronomy STEM
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Radio Astronomy STEM
Reservation for: May, 31, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Group: Radio Astronomy STEM Contact Name: Jay Wilson  
3
Douthit family – CANCELLED by LTO 8:00 pm
Douthit family – CANCELLED by LTO
Aug 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Reservation for: August, 3, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Group: Douthit family Contact Name: Patricia Douthit  
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Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Open only to LTO volunteers and their guests to use the telescopes.
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Radio Astronomy STEM 10:00 am
Radio Astronomy STEM
Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Radio Astronomy STEM
Reservation for: May, 31, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Group: Radio Astronomy STEM Contact Name: Jay Wilson  
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Outreach at Clearview Library in Windsor 2:00 pm
Outreach at Clearview Library in Windsor
Aug 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Outreach at Clearview Library in Windsor
Outreach at Clearview Library, Windsor, CO.   Contact: Jennifer Bradley    
Hill Family 8:30 pm
Hill Family
Aug 12 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Hill Family
Reservation for: August, 12, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM Group: Hill Family Contact Name: Brian Hill  
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Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Open only to LTO volunteers and their guests to use the telescopes.
Minnesota Astronomical Society 9:00 pm
Minnesota Astronomical Society
Aug 13 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Minnesota Astronomical Society
Reservation for: August, 13, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM Group: Minnesota Astronomical Society Contact Name: Brandon Hamil – –
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Bryan 8:00 pm
Bryan
Aug 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Bryan
Reservation for: August, 14, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Group: Bryan Contact Name: Bryan Keil  
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3 friends 7:30 pm
3 friends
Aug 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
3 friends
Reservation for: August, 15, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Group: 3 friends Contact Name: Diane Petersen  
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Radio Astronomy STEM 10:00 am
Radio Astronomy STEM
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Radio Astronomy STEM
Reservation for: May, 31, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Group: Radio Astronomy STEM Contact Name: Jay Wilson  
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Astronomy Education Session – CANCELLED Eclipse 10:00 am
Astronomy Education Session – CANCELLED Eclipse
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Astronomy Education Sessions taught by John Ensworth for LTO volunteers  
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Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Open only to LTO volunteers and their guests to use the telescopes.
Tour of LTO for Danish visitors 10:00 am
Tour of LTO for Danish visitors
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tour of LTO for Danish visitors
Tour of LTO for Danish visitors on their way to Casper  
21
LTO Closed 10:00 am
LTO Closed
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
LTO is closed – no eclipse viewing
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class 6:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class Lead: Scott Kindt
22
LTO Board Meeting 7:00 pm
LTO Board Meeting
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
LTO Board Meeting
LTO Board Meeting
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Radio Astronomy STEM 10:00 am
Radio Astronomy STEM
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Radio Astronomy STEM
Reservation for: May, 31, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Group: Radio Astronomy STEM Contact Name: Jay Wilson  
Lds youth group girls ages 8-11 7:00 pm
Lds youth group girls ages 8-11
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lds youth group girls ages 8-11
Reservation for: August, 23, 7:00 PM – 9:00- PM Group: Lds youth group girls ages 8-11 Contact Name: Shaina Bale  
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Smith/McMillen Family 7:30 pm
Smith/McMillen Family
Aug 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Smith/McMillen Family
Reservation for: August, 25, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Group: Smith/McMillen Family Contact Name: Angie McMillen  
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New Volunteer Orientation 1:00 pm
New Volunteer Orientation
Aug 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
New Volunteer Orientation
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Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Open only to LTO volunteers and their guests to use the telescopes.
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Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class 6:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class Lead: Scott Kindt
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Radio Astronomy STEM 10:00 am
Radio Astronomy STEM
Aug 30 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Radio Astronomy STEM
Reservation for: May, 31, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Group: Radio Astronomy STEM Contact Name: Jay Wilson  
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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 Requested:
Please allow a minimum of 1 week for scheduling.
Maximum Group Size is 30, except by special arrangement.

*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!