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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Roxxxystarr Entertainment Group 3:00 pm
Roxxxystarr Entertainment Group
Nov 1 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Roxxxystarr Entertainment Group
Reservation for: November, 1, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Group: Roxxxystarr Entertainment Group Name: Roxanna Starla  
Home Football Game 7:00 pm
Home Football Game
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Home Football Game
 
2
Skelton 7:00 pm
Skelton
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Skelton
Reservation for: November, 2, 7:00 PM – 9:00- PM Group: Skelton Name: Matthew Skelton  
3
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Nov 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
Nov 4 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class Lead: Scott Kindt
5
Mike Hotka 6:00 pm
Mike Hotka
Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Mike Hotka
Mike Hotka personal viewing No other volunteers needed
The Dominicks 8:00 pm
The Dominicks
Nov 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Dominicks
Reservation for: November, 5, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Group: The Dominicks Name: Alex Dominick  
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8
Twin Peaks Charter 7:00 pm
Twin Peaks Charter
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Twin Peaks Charter
Reservation for: November, 8, 7:00 PM – 9:00- PM Group: Twin Peaks Charter Name: Chip Wiegand  
9
Andrea and Pablo school group 6:30 pm
Andrea and Pablo school group
Nov 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Andrea and Pablo school group
Reservation for: November, 9, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Group: Andrea and Pablo school group Name: Andrea Schweitzer  
10
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Nov 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
Mercury Transit of the Sun – CANCELLED Weather 8:00 am
Mercury Transit of the Sun – CANCELLED Weather
Nov 11 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
Observe Mercury’s shadow transiting the Sun’s surface  
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class 6:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Nov 11 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class Lead: Scott Kindt
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14
16
Astronomy Education Session 10:00 am
Astronomy Education Session
Nov 16 @ 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
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
New Volunteer Orientation
New Volunteer Orientation  
Atlas Obscura Denver 7:00 pm
Atlas Obscura Denver
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Atlas Obscura Denver
Group: Atlas Obscura Denver Name: Hannah Finch
17
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Nov 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
Nov 18 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class Lead: Scott Kindt
Hotka 9:00 pm
Hotka
Nov 18 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Hotka
  Reservation for: November, 18, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM Group: Hotka Name: Mike Hotka  
19
Rocky Mountain High School – CANCELLED Weather 6:30 pm
Rocky Mountain High School – CANCELLED Weather
Nov 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Reservation for: November, 19, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Group: Rocky Mountain High School Name: Maya Wyllie  
20
21
Denver Challenge B – CANCELLED Weather 7:00 pm
Denver Challenge B – CANCELLED Weather
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Reservation for: November, 21, 7:00 PM – 9:00- PM Group: Denver Challenge B Name: Melissa Chapin  
22
Mead Middle School STEM class – CANCELLED 8:45 am
Mead Middle School STEM class – CANCELLED
Nov 22 @ 8:45 am – 11:00 am
Reservation for: November, 22, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM Group: Mead Middle School STEM class Name: Janet Benter  
Girl Scout Troop # 710 6:30 pm
Girl Scout Troop # 710
Nov 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Girl Scout Troop # 710
Reservation for: November, 22, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Group: Girl Scout Troop # 710 Name: Laura Chaney  
23
Spoon Party 7:00 pm
Spoon Party
Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Spoon Party
Reservation for: November, 23, 7:00 PM – 9:00- PM Group: Spoon Party Name: Brian Spoon  
24
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Nov 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
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class 6:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Nov 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
Nov 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
LTO Board Meeting
LTO Board Meeting
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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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