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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Holloway Family 8:00 pm
Holloway Family
Aug 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Holloway Family
Holloway Family Contact: Diana Holloway Phone: 970-221-3795  
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Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Aug 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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Malone 8:30 pm
Malone
Aug 6 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Malone
Reservation for: August, 6, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM Group: Malone Contact Name: Ken Malone –
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LDS church Activity Day Girls- Carlson Farm 8:00 pm
LDS church Activity Day Girls- Carlson Farm
Aug 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
LDS church Activity Day Girls- Carlson Farm
Reservation for: August, 7, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Group: LDS church Activity Day Girls- Carlson Farm Contact Name: Autumn Hunt  
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The Sunshine House – CANCELLED 10:00 am
The Sunshine House – CANCELLED
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Reservation for: August, 8, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Group: The Sunshine House Contact Name: Chantelle Masters  
STEM 11:00 am
STEM
Aug 8 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
STEM
Reservation for: August, 8, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Group: STEM Contact Name: Jay Wilson  
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Little Sprouts Childcare and Farm School 10:00 am
Little Sprouts Childcare and Farm School
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Little Sprouts Childcare and Farm School
Reservation for: August, 10, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Group: Little Sprouts Childcare and Farm School Contact Name: Lora Mann  
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Robby’s Belated Birthday Stargazing! 8:30 pm
Robby’s Belated Birthday Stargazing!
Aug 11 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Robby’s Belated Birthday Stargazing!
Reservation for: August, 11, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM Group: Robby’s Belated Birthday Stargazing! Contact Name: Aja Mattise-Lorenzen  
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Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Aug 12 @ 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 13 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class Lead: Scott Kindt
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BCF Committee Meeting 5:30 pm
BCF Committee Meeting
Aug 14 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
BCF Committee Meeting
Berthoud Community Fund Committee Meeting Lead: Meinte  
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STEM 11:00 am
STEM
Aug 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
STEM
Reservation for: August, 8, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Group: STEM Contact Name: Jay Wilson  
The Nye family 8:30 pm
The Nye family
Aug 15 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
The Nye family
Reservation for: August, 15, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM Group: The Nye family Contact Name: Bruce Nye  
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Good Samaritan Society 3:00 pm
Good Samaritan Society
Aug 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Good Samaritan Society
Reservation for: August, 16, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Group: Good Samaritan Society Contact Name: Nate Klaus  
Michael Christiansen 8:30 pm
Michael Christiansen
Aug 16 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Michael Christiansen
Reservation for: August, 16, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM Group: Michael Christiansen Contact Name: Michael Christiansen  
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Astronomy Education Session 10:00 am
Astronomy Education Session
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Astronomy Education Session
Astronomy Education Sessions taught by John Ensworth for LTO volunteers  
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Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Aug 19 @ 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 20 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class Lead: Scott Kindt
STEM Meeting – Dish redesign 6:30 pm
STEM Meeting – Dish redesign
Aug 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
STEM Meeting - Dish redesign
STEM Meeting – Dish antenna redesign   Lead: Jay Wilson, Meinte Veldhuis
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Delehoy Family – CANCELLED Weather 8:00 pm
Delehoy Family – CANCELLED Weather
Aug 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Reservation for: August, 21, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Group: Delehoy Family Contact Name: Lori Delehoy  
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STEM 11:00 am
STEM
Aug 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
STEM
Reservation for: August, 8, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Group: STEM Contact Name: Jay Wilson  
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Girl Scout Troop 72886 7:00 pm
Girl Scout Troop 72886
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Girl Scout Troop 72886
Reservation for: August, 24, 7:00 PM – 9:00- PM Group: Girl Scout Troop 72886 Contact Name: Mallory Bau  
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New Volunteer Orientation 1:00 pm
New Volunteer Orientation
Aug 25 @ 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
Aug 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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Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class 6:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Aug 27 @ 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 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
LTO Board Meeting
LTO Board Meeting
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Amanda’s Sixteenth Birthday Bros 8:30 pm
Amanda’s Sixteenth Birthday Bros
Aug 31 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Amanda’s Sixteenth Birthday Bros
Reservation for: August, 31, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM Group: Amanda’s Sixteenth Birthday Bros Contact Name: Kassidy Ricketson  

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STEP 2: Please fill out our reservation request form below:
(* = required field)

*Group Name

*Contact Name (first and last)

*Contact Email

*Your Group's location (city)

*Contact Phone Number (with area code):

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!

*Month

*Date

*Time

*Number of Adults

*Number of Children

So that we may serve you better, please give us some additional information about your group such as; educational requirements, objects you would like to observe, and any special interests!

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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!