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.
NOTE: Starting in Mid-August 2021, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic uncertainty, we will allow only visitors from one family, who are all vaccinated, to request a visit, and LTO can cancel the visit at any time, if circumstances change.
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Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Jul 4 @ 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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Habitat Volunteers Visit 8:00 pm
Habitat Volunteers Visit
Jul 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Habitat Volunteers Visit
Habitat Volunteers visiting LTO with Tom Patterson  
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Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Jul 11 @ 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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Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Jul 18 @ 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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Melsheimer Group 7:30 pm
Melsheimer Group
Jul 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Melsheimer Group
Private group with Tom and Diane Melsheimer and 3 grand kids, Ron King and Pat Munson, and Gena and John.  
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Denver Astronomical Society visit to LTO 10:00 am
Denver Astronomical Society visit to LTO
Jul 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Denver Astronomical Society visit to LTO
DAS visit to LTO to review construction and operations.  
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Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Jul 25 @ 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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LTO Board Meeting 7:00 pm
LTO Board Meeting
Jul 27 @ 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.

    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!