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 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.  After finding an available date, continue to steps 2 and 3 below the calendar.

Please allow at least 2 weeks lead time for LTO to to staff your visit.
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
May 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
Magnet Class 5:00 pm
Magnet Class
May 2 @ 5:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Magnet Class
 
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4
5
6
7
Suni Group 8:00 pm
Suni Group
May 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Suni Group
 
8
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Open only to LTO volunteers and their guests to use the telescopes.
McManus 5:00 pm
McManus
May 8 @ 5:00 pm – 11:45 pm
McManus
No volunteers needed.
9
Magnet Class 5:00 pm
Magnet Class
May 9 @ 5:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Magnet Class
 
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11
12
13
Holmes Group 9:00 pm
Holmes Group
May 13 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Holmes Group
 
14
Roberts Group 8:30 pm
Roberts Group
May 14 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Roberts Group
 
15
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
May 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
Magnet Class 5:00 pm
Magnet Class
May 16 @ 5:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Magnet Class
 
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18
19
Lingo Group 8:30 pm
Lingo Group
May 19 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Lingo Group
 
20
Sturdy Group 7:30 pm
Sturdy Group
May 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Sturdy Group
 
22
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
May 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
Magnet Class 5:00 pm
Magnet Class
May 23 @ 5:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Magnet Class
 
24
LTO Board Meeting 7:00 pm
LTO Board Meeting
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
LTO Board Meeting
LTO Board Meeting
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27
Barr Group 8:00 pm
Barr Group
May 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Barr Group
 
28
Adamson Group 7:30 pm
Adamson Group
May 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Adamson Group
 
29
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
May 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Open only to LTO volunteers and their guests to use the telescopes.
30
Magnet Class 5:00 pm
Magnet Class
May 30 @ 5:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Magnet Class
 
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STEP 2: Please fill out our reservation request form below:
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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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