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.
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Decker Family – CANCELLED Weather 8:00 pm
Decker Family – CANCELLED Weather
May 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Reservation for: May, 3, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Group: Decker Family Contact Name: Robyn Decker  
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Colin Geminden 8:00 pm
Colin Geminden
May 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Colin Geminden
Reservation for: May, 4, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Group: Colin Geminden Contact Name: Colin Geminden  
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Mountain View HS Science Class 7:30 pm
Mountain View HS Science Class
May 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Mountain View HS Science Class
Reservation for: April, 5, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Group: Mountain View HS Science Class Contact Name: Jennifer Stanley  
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Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
May 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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Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class 6:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
May 7 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class Lead: Scott Kindt
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Mike Hotka 8:00 pm
Mike Hotka
May 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Mike Hotka
Mike Hotka use of 24″ telescope
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TMS 6th Grade Astronomers 11:45 am
TMS 6th Grade Astronomers
May 10 @ 11:45 am – 12:45 pm
TMS 6th Grade Astronomers
TMS 6th Grade Astronomers – Solar viewing Contact: David Hunn
Dayspring Christian Academy  4th grade 8:00 pm
Dayspring Christian Academy  4th grade
May 10 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dayspring Christian Academy  4th grade
Reservation for: May, 10, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Group: Dayspring Christian Academy  4th grade Contact Name: Toni Riemer – –  
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TMS 6th Grade Astronomers 11:45 am
TMS 6th Grade Astronomers
May 11 @ 11:45 am – 12:45 pm
TMS 6th Grade Astronomers
TMS 6th Grade Astronomers – Solar viewing Contact: David Hunn
Liberty Common School 6th. Grade Girls – CANCELLED Weather 8:30 pm
Liberty Common School 6th. Grade Girls – CANCELLED Weather
May 11 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Reservation for: May, 11, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM Group: Libert Common School 6th. Grade Girls Contact Name: Victor Redstone    
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Mrs. Alverson’s Teacher Treasure – CANCELLED Weather 7:30 pm
Mrs. Alverson’s Teacher Treasure – CANCELLED Weather
May 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Reservation for: May, 12, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Group: Mrs. Alverson’s Teacher Treasure Contact Name: Heather Alverson  
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Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
May 13 @ 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
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class Lead: Scott Kindt
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Anandan Family 7:00 pm
Anandan Family
May 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Anandan Family
Reservation for: May, 15, 7:00 PM – 9:00- PM Group: Anandan Family Contact Name: Chandirasekarendiran Anandan    
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Decker Family 8:00 pm
Decker Family
May 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Decker Family
Reservation for: May, 16, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Group: Decker Family Contact Name: Robyn Decker  
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Girl Scout Brownie/Jr Troop#70532 8:00 pm
Girl Scout Brownie/Jr Troop#70532
May 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Girl Scout Brownie/Jr Troop#70532
Reservation for: May, 17, 8:00 PM – 10:00- PM Group: Girl Scout Brownie/Jr Troop#70532 Contact Name: Julie Mahoney  
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Astronomy Education Session 10:00 am
Astronomy Education Session
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Astronomy Education Session
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
May 20 @ 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
May 21 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class Lead: Scott Kindt
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LTO Board Meeting 7:00 pm
LTO Board Meeting
May 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
LTO Board Meeting
LTO Board Meeting
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Foundations Church 7:30 pm
Foundations Church
May 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Foundations Church
Reservation for: May, 23, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Group: Foundations Church Contact Name: Michael Christiansen  
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Michael Christiansen’s Friends 8:00 pm
Michael Christiansen’s Friends
May 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Michael Christiansen's Friends
Reservation for: May, 24, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Group: Michael Christiansen’s Friends Contact Name: Michael Christiansen  
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Dijkstra Family 7:30 pm
Dijkstra Family
May 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Dijkstra Family
Reservation for: May, 25, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Group: Dijkstra Family Contact Name: Noel Dijkstra  
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Hillary Skeffington 7:30 pm
Hillary Skeffington
May 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Hillary Skeffington
Reservation for: May, 26, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Group: Hillary Skeffington Contact Name: Hillary Skeffington  
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Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
May 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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Mrs. Alverson’s Teacher Treasure 7:30 pm
Mrs. Alverson’s Teacher Treasure
May 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Mrs. Alverson's Teacher Treasure
Reservation for: May, 29, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Group: Mrs. Alverson’s Teacher Treasure Contact Name: Heather Alverson  
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Bowden/Warner Families 8:00 pm
Bowden/Warner Families
May 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Bowden/Warner Families
Reservation for: May, 30, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Group: Bowden/Warner Families Contact Name: Joe Bowden  
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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!