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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Girl Scout Troop 72469 7:30 pm
Girl Scout Troop 72469
May 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Girl Scout Troop 72469
Reservation for: May, 2, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Group: Girl Scout Troop 72469 Name: Rebecca Knowlton  
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Highland Middle School 7:00 pm
Highland Middle School
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Highland Middle School
Reservation for: May, 3, 7:00 PM – 9:00- PM Group: Highland Middle School Name: Jennifer Stanley  
4
Miko and Eli 8:00 pm
Miko and Eli
May 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Miko and Eli
Reservation for: May, 4, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Group: Miko and Eli Name: Miko Coffey  
5
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
May 5 @ 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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New Vision Charter School 10:00 am
New Vision Charter School
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
New Vision Charter School
Reservation for: May, 6, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Group: New Vision Charter School Name: Katherine Williamson  
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class 6:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
May 6 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class Lead: Scott Kindt
7
Rocky Mountain High School – CANCELLED Weather 7:30 pm
Rocky Mountain High School – CANCELLED Weather
May 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Reservation for: May, 7, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Group: Rocky Mountain High School Name: Maya Wyllie  
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9
Dayspring Christian Academy 7:30 pm
Dayspring Christian Academy
May 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Dayspring Christian Academy
Reservation for: May, 9, 7:30 PM – 9:30- PM Group: Dayspring Christian Academy Name: Toni Riemer  
10
LEAP Sky and Space Class – CANCELLED Weather 8:00 pm
LEAP Sky and Space Class – CANCELLED Weather
May 10 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Reservation for: May, 10, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Group: LEAP Sky and Space Class Name: Janelle Flanscha  
11
Berthoud Main Street Program workshop 9:00 am
Berthoud Main Street Program workshop
May 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Berthoud Main Street Program workshop
Berthoud Main Street Program workshop Lead: Meinte  
Atlas Obscura Denver 7:30 pm
Atlas Obscura Denver
May 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Atlas Obscura Denver
Group: Atlas Obscura Denver Name: Hannah Finch
12
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Open only to LTO volunteers and their guests to use the telescopes.
13
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class 6:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
May 13 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class Lead: Scott Kindt
14
Graham family 8:00 pm
Graham family
May 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Graham family
Reservation for: May, 14, 7:00 PM – 9:00- PM Group: Graham family Name: Irene Graham  
15
KQA Milliken outreach 5:30 pm
KQA Milliken outreach
May 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
KQA Milliken outreach
KQA Milliken outreach –  
Berthoud Main Street Steering Committee Meeting 7:00 pm
Berthoud Main Street Steering Committee Meeting
May 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Berthoud Main Street Steering Committee Meeting
Berthoud Main Street Steering Committee meeting   Contact: Meinte Veldhuis  
16
City of Fort Collins-Light & Power Operations 8:00 pm
City of Fort Collins-Light & Power Operations
May 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
City of Fort Collins-Light & Power Operations
Reservation for: May, 16, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Group: City of Fort Collins-Light & Power Operations Name: Marisa Olivas  
17
Public Star Night – Dr Dan Durda – SwRI 7:00 pm
Public Star Night – Dr Dan Durda – SwRI
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Public Star Night – Dr Dan Durda – SwRI
18
Astronomy Education Session 10:00 am
Astronomy Education Session
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Astronomy Education Session
Astronomy Education Sessions taught by John Ensworth for LTO volunteers  
New Volunteer Orientation 1:00 pm
New Volunteer Orientation
May 18 @ 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
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Open only to LTO volunteers and their guests to use the telescopes.
20
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class 6:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
May 20 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class Lead: Scott Kindt
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22
Paddocks and News – CANCELLED Weather 8:30 pm
Paddocks and News – CANCELLED Weather
May 22 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Reservation for: May, 22, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM Group: Paddocks and News Name: Kris New  
23
Boulder Newcomers Club – CANCELLED Weather 8:00 pm
Boulder Newcomers Club – CANCELLED Weather
May 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Reservation for: May, 23, 8:00 PM – 10:00- PM Group: Boulder Newcomers Club Name: Yvonne Messer  
24
Jennifer Sanders 8:00 pm
Jennifer Sanders
May 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jennifer Sanders
Reservation for: May, 24, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Group: Jennifer Sanders Contact Name: Jennifer Sanders  
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Lisa MT 8:30 pm
Lisa MT
May 25 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Lisa MT
Reservation for: May, 25, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Group: Lisa MT Name: Lisa Martinez-Templeton  
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Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
May 26 @ 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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LTO Board Meeting 7:00 pm
LTO Board Meeting
May 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
LTO Board Meeting
LTO Board Meeting
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Stephen & Dondi Major 9:00 pm
Stephen & Dondi Major
May 29 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Stephen & Dondi Major
Reservation for: May, 29, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM Group: Stephen & Dondi Major Name: Stephen Major  
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Mark & Cassie Lorie 8:00 pm
Mark & Cassie Lorie
May 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Mark & Cassie Lorie
Reservation for: May, 30, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Group: Mark & Cassie Lorie Name: Mark Lorie  
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Sathre and Reifschneider Families 8:30 pm
Sathre and Reifschneider Families
May 31 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Sathre and Reifschneider Families
Reservation for: May, 31, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM Group: Sathre and Reifschneider Families Name: Jeanette Sathre  

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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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