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
1
Ericksons & Friends 6:30 pm
Ericksons & Friends
Feb 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Ericksons & Friends
Reservation for: February, 1, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Group: Ericksons & Friends Name: Kara Erickson  
Hotka 8:30 pm
Hotka
Feb 1 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Hotka
Reservation for: February, 2, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM Group: Hotka Name: Mike Hotka  
2
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Feb 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Open only to LTO volunteers and their guests to use the telescopes.
3
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class 6:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class Lead: Scott Kindt
4
Verser – CANCELLED Weather 6:30 pm
Verser – CANCELLED Weather
Feb 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Reservation for: February, 4, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Group: Verser Name: Amanda Verser    
5
Heart of the Rockies 456 Class 6:00 pm
Heart of the Rockies 456 Class
Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Heart of the Rockies 456 Class
Reservation for: February, 5, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Group: Heart of the Rockies 456 Class Name: Laura Baldwin-Stout  
6
7
8
Navigators chapter 245 6:00 pm
Navigators chapter 245
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Navigators chapter 245
Reservation for: February, 8, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Group: Navigators chapter 245 Name: Brian Shucker —
9
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Open only to LTO volunteers and their guests to use the telescopes.
10
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class 6:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class Lead: Scott Kindt
11
BCF Meeting 5:30 pm
BCF Meeting
Feb 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
BCF Meeting
BCF Meeting Contact: Meinte
12
13
Mike Hotka 6:30 pm
Mike Hotka
Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mike Hotka
Reservation for: February, 13, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Group: Mike Hotka Name: Mike Hotka  
14
The two lovers 8:00 pm
The two lovers
Feb 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The two lovers
Reservation for: February, 14, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Group: The two lovers Name: Lorie Swisher  
15
Red-dy for Anything 6:30 pm
Red-dy for Anything
Feb 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Red-dy for Anything
Reservation for: February, 15, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Group: Red-dy for Anything Name: Kathy Buckley  
16
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Open only to LTO volunteers and their guests to use the telescopes.
17
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class 6:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Feb 17 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class Lead: Scott Kindt
18
19
Broomfield High School – CANCELLED Weather 7:30 pm
Broomfield High School – CANCELLED Weather
Feb 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Reservation for: February, 19, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Group: Broomfield High School Name: Paula Seifried  
20
Ivy Stockwell Elementary 9:30 am
Ivy Stockwell Elementary
Feb 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Ivy Stockwell Elementary
Reservation for: February, 20, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Group: Ivy Stockwell Elementary Name: Emily Yenny  
oliver family 6:30 pm
oliver family
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
oliver family
Reservation for: February, 20, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Group: oliver family Name: andrew oliver  
21
Public Star Night – Dr Emily Hardegree-Ullman – Erased From the History Books 7:00 pm
Public Star Night – Dr Emily Hardegree-Ullman – Erased From the History Books
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Public Star Night – Dr Emily Hardegree-Ullman – Erased From the History Books Einstein, Hawking, Hubble. Ask a stranger to name a famous astronomer and 9 times out of 10 they will think of a man. Despite the incredible contributions
22
Astronomy Education Session 10:00 am
Astronomy Education Session
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Astronomy Education Session
Astronomy Education Sessions taught by John Ensworth for LTO volunteers  
Atlas Obscura Denver 7:00 pm
Atlas Obscura Denver
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Atlas Obscura Denver
Group: Atlas Obscura Denver Name: Hannah Finch
23
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Open only to LTO volunteers and their guests to use the telescopes.
24
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class 6:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Feb 24 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class Lead: Scott Kindt
25
LTO Board Meeting 7:00 pm
LTO Board Meeting
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
LTO Board Meeting
LTO Board Meeting
26
Berthoud Tiger Scouts 6:30 pm
Berthoud Tiger Scouts
Feb 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Berthoud Tiger Scouts
Reservation for: February, 26, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Group: Berthoud Tiger Scouts Name: Laurel Beeken  
27
Dayspring Christian Academy; Fourth Grade 6:30 pm
Dayspring Christian Academy; Fourth Grade
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Dayspring Christian Academy; Fourth Grade
Reservation for: February, 27, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Group: Dayspring Christian Academy; Fourth Grade Name: Toni Riemer  
28
Hammersmith School 7:00 pm
Hammersmith School
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hammersmith School
Reservation for: February, 28, 7:00 PM – 9:00- PM Group: Hammersmith School Name: Becca Anderson  
29
New Volunteer Orientation 1:00 pm
New Volunteer Orientation
Feb 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
New Volunteer Orientation
New Volunteer Orientation  

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STEP 2: Please fill out our reservation request form below:
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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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