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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LTO is Closed due to Corona Virus Pandemic
LTO is Closed due to Corona Virus Pandemic
Aug 1 2020 – Jun 30 2021 all-day
LTO is Closed until further notice, due to Corona Virus Pandemic
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class 6:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class Lead: Scott Kindt
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Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Feb 7 @ 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
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class Lead: Scott Kindt
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Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Feb 14 @ 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
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class Lead: Scott Kindt
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Virtual Public Star Night 8:00 pm
Virtual Public Star Night
Feb 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Virtual Public Star Night
YouTube Live link: https://youtu.be/ahIm_scKOyo
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Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Feb 21 @ 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
Feb 22 @ 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
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
LTO Board Meeting
LTO Board Meeting
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Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Feb 28 @ 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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STEP 2: Please fill out our reservation request form below:
(* = required field)

    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!

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    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!