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
New Year’s Holiday
New Year’s Holiday
Dec 28 2018 – Jan 1 2019 all-day
 
2
Galaxy Hunter 8:30 pm
Galaxy Hunter
Jan 2 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Galaxy Hunter
Group: Galaxy Hunter Name: Mike Hotka
3
Halvorson / DePaula 7:00 pm
Halvorson / DePaula
Jan 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Halvorson / DePaula
Reservation for: January, 3, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Group: Halvorson / DePaula Contact Name: Palmer Halvorson  
4
Rozek 6:30 pm
Rozek
Jan 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Rozek
Group: Rozek Name: Diane Rozek
5
Galaxy Hunter 8:30 pm
Galaxy Hunter
Jan 5 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Galaxy Hunter
Group: Galaxy Hunter Name: Mike Hotka
6
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Open only to LTO volunteers and their guests to use the telescopes.
7
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class 6:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Jan 7 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class Lead: Scott Kindt
8
9
10
Foothills Gateway 4:00 pm
Foothills Gateway
Jan 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Foothills Gateway
Reservation for: January, 10, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Group: Foothills Gateway Contact Name: Tom Clink  
11
12
Slinkard & Maclean 6:30 pm
Slinkard & Maclean
Jan 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Slinkard & Maclean
Reservation for: January 12, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Group: Slinkard & Maclean Contact Name: Lisa Maclean  
13
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Jan 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Open only to LTO volunteers and their guests to use the telescopes.
14
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class 6:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Jan 14 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class Lead: Scott Kindt
15
16
Ivy Stockwell Elementary 5:30 pm
Ivy Stockwell Elementary
Jan 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Ivy Stockwell Elementary
Reservation for: January, 16, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Group: Ivy Stockwell Elementary Contact Name: Emily Yenny  
17
19
Astronomy Education Session 10:00 am
Astronomy Education Session
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Astronomy Education Session
Astronomy Education Sessions taught by John Ensworth for LTO volunteers  
20
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Open only to LTO volunteers and their guests to use the telescopes.
Lunar Eclipse Viewing – open to public 7:30 pm
Lunar Eclipse Viewing – open to public
Jan 20 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Lunar Eclipse Viewing - open to public
Lunar Eclipse Viewing
21
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class 6:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class Lead: Scott Kindt
22
LTO Board Meeting 7:00 pm
LTO Board Meeting
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
LTO Board Meeting
LTO Board Meeting
23
24
25
Loveland Classical Schools (1st graders) 5:00 pm
Loveland Classical Schools (1st graders)
Jan 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Loveland Classical Schools (1st graders)
Group: Loveland Classical Schools (1st graders) Name: Heather Alverson Email: halverson@lovelandclassical.org
26
Cox Family 6:30 pm
Cox Family
Jan 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Cox Family
Group: Cox Family Name: Gene Cox
27
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Open only to LTO volunteers and their guests to use the telescopes.
28
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class 6:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class Lead: Scott Kindt
29
30
31
Eagle View Adult Center 6:30 pm
Eagle View Adult Center
Jan 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Eagle View Adult Center
Reservation for: January, 31, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Group: Eagle View Adult Center Contact Name: Calvin Perdue  

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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!