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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Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Open only to LTO volunteers and their guests to use the telescopes.
2
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class 6:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class Lead: Scott Kindt
3
Rocky Mountain High School 6:30 pm
Rocky Mountain High School
Dec 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Rocky Mountain High School
Reservation for: December, 3, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Group: Rocky Mountain High School Name: Maya Wyllie  
4
Baldridge Family 6:30 pm
Baldridge Family
Dec 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Baldridge Family
Reservation for: December, 4, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Group: Baldridge Name: Ron Baldridge  
5
6
Center Two 7:30 pm
Center Two
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Center Two
Reservation for: December, 6, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Group: Center Two Name: Adam Center  
7
Nikita/Kylie and Family 7:00 pm
Nikita/Kylie and Family
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nikita/Kylie and Family
Reservation for: December, 7, 7:00 PM – 9:00- PM Group: Nikita/Kylie and Family Name: Nikita Jaquez  
8
LTO Volunteer Holiday Party – LTO Closed
LTO Volunteer Holiday Party – LTO Closed
Dec 8 all-day
LTO closed for volunteer Holiday party
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Open only to LTO volunteers and their guests to use the telescopes.
9
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class 6:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class Lead: Scott Kindt
10
Troop 184 7:00 pm
Troop 184
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Troop 184
Reservation for: December, 10, 7:00 PM – 9:00- PM Group: Troop 184 Name: Eric Clark  
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13
Isabella and friends 6:30 pm
Isabella and friends
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Isabella and friends
Reservation for: December, 13, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Group: Isabella and friends Name: Isabella Jones  
14
Atlas Obscura Denver 7:00 pm
Atlas Obscura Denver
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Atlas Obscura Denver
Group: Atlas Obscura Denver Name: Hannah Finch
15
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Open only to LTO volunteers and their guests to use the telescopes.
16
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class 6:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class Lead: Scott Kindt
Vance Brand Composite Squadron CAP 7:00 pm
Vance Brand Composite Squadron CAP
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Vance Brand Composite Squadron CAP
Reservation for: December, 16, 7:00 PM – 9:00- PM Group: Vance Brand Composite Squadron CAP Name: Joseph J Stanford  
17
18
Shining Mountain Waldorf Astronomy class 7:30 pm
Shining Mountain Waldorf Astronomy class
Dec 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Shining Mountain Waldorf Astronomy class
Reservation for: December, 18, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Group: Shining Mountain Waldorf Astronomy class Name: Cat Russell  
19
RICE & friends 7:30 pm
RICE & friends
Dec 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
RICE & friends
Reservation for: December, 20, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Group: RICE Name: Angela rice  
21
Astronomy Education Session 10:00 am
Astronomy Education Session
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Astronomy Education Session
Astronomy Education Sessions taught by John Ensworth for LTO volunteers  
Winter Solstice Event at City Star Brewing 6:00 pm
Winter Solstice Event at City Star Brewing
Dec 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Winter Solstice Event at City Star Brewing
Winter Solstice event at City Star Brewing  
22
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Dec 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Open only to LTO volunteers and their guests to use the telescopes.
23
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class 6:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Dec 23 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class Lead: Scott Kindt
NHAC 7:00 pm
NHAC
Dec 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
NHAC
Reservation for: December, 23, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Group: NHAC Name: Joana  
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Jones Family 7:00 pm
Jones Family
Dec 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jones Family
Reservation for: December, 26, 7:00 PM – 9:00- PM Group: Jones Family Name: Sheila Jones  
27
Cabrera and Friends 7:00 pm
Cabrera and Friends
Dec 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cabrera and Friends
Reservation for: December, 27, 7:00 PM – 9:00- PM Group: Cabrera and Friends Name: Nikolle Cabrera  
28
Jones Family 7:00 pm
Jones Family
Dec 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jones Family
Reservation for: December, 28, 7:00 PM – 9:00- PM Group: Jones Family Name: Sheila Jones  
29
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Dec 29 @ 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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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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