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
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LTO is Closed due to Corona Virus Pandemic
LTO is Closed due to Corona Virus Pandemic
Mar 12 – Jun 30 all-day
LTO is Closed until further notice, due to Corona Virus Pandemic
2
Parents As Teachers 10:00 am
Parents As Teachers
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Parents As Teachers
Reservation for: May, 2, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Group: Parents As Teachers Name: Jennifer Dart  
Ericksons and Friends 8:00 pm
Ericksons and Friends
May 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Ericksons and Friends
Reservation for: May, 2, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Group: Ericksons and Friends Name: Kara Erickson  
3
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Open only to LTO volunteers and their guests to use the telescopes.
4
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class 6:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class Lead: Scott Kindt
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9
LATINO OUTDOORS 7:30 pm
LATINO OUTDOORS
May 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
LATINO OUTDOORS
Reservation for: May, 9, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Group: LATINO OUTDOORS Name: JANELLE PACIENCIA  
10
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
May 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Open only to LTO volunteers and their guests to use the telescopes.
11
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class 6:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
May 11 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class Lead: Scott Kindt
12
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15
Public Star Night – TBD 7:00 pm
Public Star Night – TBD
May 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Public Star Night – TBD
16
Morris 8:00 pm
Morris
May 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Morris
Reservation for: May, 16, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Group: Morris Name: Victoria Morris  
17
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
May 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Open only to LTO volunteers and their guests to use the telescopes.
18
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class 6:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
May 18 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class Lead: Scott Kindt
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23
New Volunteer Orientation 1:00 pm
New Volunteer Orientation
May 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
New Volunteer Orientation
New Volunteer Orientation  
24
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
May 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Open only to LTO volunteers and their guests to use the telescopes.
25
Memorial Day
Memorial Day
May 25 all-day
 
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class 6:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class Lead: Scott Kindt
26
LTO Board Meeting 7:00 pm
LTO Board Meeting
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
LTO Board Meeting
LTO Board Meeting
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30
Atlas Obscura Denver 8:00 pm
Atlas Obscura Denver
May 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Atlas Obscura Denver
Group: Atlas Obscura Denver Name: Hannah Finch
31
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
May 31 @ 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!