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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Annual Maintenance – LTO Closed
Annual Maintenance – LTO Closed
Jul 1 – Aug 3 all-day
Annual Maintenance – Observatory Closed
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Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Open only to LTO volunteers and their guests to use the telescopes.
Rousselle Family – CANCELLED Clouds 8:00 pm
Rousselle Family – CANCELLED Clouds
Aug 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Reservation for: August, 5, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Group: Rousselle Family Name: Sarah Rousselle    
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Barry Family 8:00 pm
Barry Family
Aug 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Barry Family
Reservation for: August, 5, 8:00 PM – 10:00- PM Group: Barry Family Name: Lann Barry  
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Whitley/Collins 8:00 pm
Whitley/Collins
Aug 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Whitley/Collins
Reservation for: August, 6, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Group: Whitley/Collins Name: Victorya Whitley  
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Mike and Shoni – CANCELLED Clouds 8:30 pm
Mike and Shoni – CANCELLED Clouds
Aug 7 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Reservation for: August, 7, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM Group: Mike and Shoni Name: michael mcdaniel  
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Namaqua Center for Children/Summitstone Health Partners 10:30 am
Namaqua Center for Children/Summitstone Health Partners
Aug 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Namaqua Center for Children/Summitstone Health Partners
Reservation for: August, 8, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Group: Namaqua Center for Children/Summitstone Health Partners Name: Tammy Humphrey  
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Boy Scout Troops 66 and 64 7:30 pm
Boy Scout Troops 66 and 64
Aug 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Boy Scout Troops 66 and 64
Reservation for: August, 9, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Group: Boy Scout Troops 66 and 64 Name: Kristy Martinez  
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MVPC Families 8:30 pm
MVPC Families
Aug 10 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
MVPC Families
Reservation for: August, 10, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM Group: MVPC Families Name: Kimberly Caldwell  
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Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Aug 11 @ 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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Clowers Family 8:00 pm
Clowers Family
Aug 12 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Clowers Family
Reservation for: August, 12, 8:00 PM – 10:00- PM Group: Clowers Family Name: Kristina Clowers  
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BCF Committee Meeting 5:30 pm
BCF Committee Meeting
Aug 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
BCF Committee Meeting
Berthoud Community Fund Committee Meeting Lead: Meinte  
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Mike and Shoni 8:30 pm
Mike and Shoni
Aug 14 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Mike and Shoni
Reservation for: August, 14, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM Group: Mike and Shoni Name: michael mcdaniel  
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Fifth Element 9:00 pm
Fifth Element
Aug 15 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Fifth Element
Reservation for: August, 15, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM Group:Fifth Element Name: Howard Pogoda  
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Astronomy Education Session 10:00 am
Astronomy Education Session
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Astronomy Education Session
Astronomy Education Sessions taught by John Ensworth for LTO volunteers  
Atlas Obscura Denver 7:30 pm
Atlas Obscura Denver
Aug 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Atlas Obscura Denver
Group: Atlas Obscura Denver Name: Hannah Finch
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Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Aug 18 @ 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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Menadue Family 8:00 pm
Menadue Family
Aug 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Menadue Family
Reservation for: August, 19, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Group: Menadue Name: David Menadue    
Morrow Family 8:00 pm
Morrow Family
Aug 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Morrow Family
Reservation for: August, 19, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Group: Morrow Family Name: LEE PAPANIA  
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Kimble/Izer Family 8:00 pm
Kimble/Izer Family
Aug 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Kimble/Izer Family
Reservation for: August, 20, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Group: Kimble/Izer Family Name: Deanna Izer  
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Mrs. Alverson’s Star Struck Teacher Treasure 8:00 pm
Mrs. Alverson’s Star Struck Teacher Treasure
Aug 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Mrs. Alverson's Star Struck Teacher Treasure
Reservation for: August, 21, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Group: Mrs. Alverson’s Star Struck Teacher Treasure Name: Heather Alverson  
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Olsen Family 8:00 pm
Olsen Family
Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Olsen Family
Reservation for: August, 22, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Group: Olsen Family Name: Derek Olsen —
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Grafted by love adoption group 7:00 pm
Grafted by love adoption group
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Grafted by love adoption group
Reservation for: August, 23, 7:00 PM – 9:00- PM Group: Grafted by love adoption group Name: Heather Van Pelt  
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New Volunteer Orientation 1:00 pm
New Volunteer Orientation
Aug 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
New Volunteer Orientation
Shelly Hull Family 7:30 pm
Shelly Hull Family
Aug 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Shelly Hull Family
Reservation for: August, 24, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Group: Shelly Hull Name: Shelly Hull  
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Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Aug 25 @ 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 26 @ 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
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
LTO Board Meeting
LTO Board Meeting
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Christopher Family 7:00 pm
Christopher Family
Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Christopher Family
Reservation for: August, 28, 7:00 PM – 9:00- PM Group: Christopher Family Name: Christopher, Mike  
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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.

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