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
1
L’s Birthday 8:30 pm
L’s Birthday
Sep 1 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
L's Birthday
Reservation for: September, 1, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM Group: L’s Birthday Contact Name: Lori Delehoy    
2
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Open only to LTO volunteers and their guests to use the telescopes.
3
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class 6:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Sep 3 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class Lead: Scott Kindt
4
5
6
7
Kassal Family and Friends Night 8:00 pm
Kassal Family and Friends Night
Sep 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Kassal Family and Friends Night
Reservation for: September, 7, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Group: Kassal Family and Friends Night Contact Name: Amanda Kassal  
8
Sarah Kemp family 8:00 pm
Sarah Kemp family
Sep 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sarah Kemp family
  Sarah Kemp family observing    
9
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Open only to LTO volunteers and their guests to use the telescopes.
10
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class 6:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class Lead: Scott Kindt
11
12
13
14
Classical Conversations (Homeschool group) 7:00 pm
Classical Conversations (Homeschool group)
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Classical Conversations (Homeschool group)
Reservation for: September, 14, 7:00 PM – 9:00- PM Group: Classical Conversations (Homeschool group) Contact Name: Sheri Laliberty  
15
16
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Open only to LTO volunteers and their guests to use the telescopes.
17
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class 6:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class Lead: Scott Kindt
18
19
LTO is Closed – Soccer Home Game 5:00 pm
LTO is Closed – Soccer Home Game
Sep 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
LTO is Closed – Soccer Home Game
20
22
Astronomy Education Session – CANCELLED – John E. not available 10:00 am
Astronomy Education Session – CANCELLED – John E. not available
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Astronomy Education Sessions taught by John Ensworth for LTO volunteers  
Erickson Family 7:30 pm
Erickson Family
Sep 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Erickson Family
Reservation for: September, 22, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Group: Erickson Family Contact Name: Kara Erickson  
23
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Open only to LTO volunteers and their guests to use the telescopes.
24
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class 6:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class Lead: Scott Kindt
25
LTO Board Meeting 7:00 pm
LTO Board Meeting
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
LTO Board Meeting
LTO Board Meeting
26
Serani Family 7:00 pm
Serani Family
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Serani Family
Reservation for: September, 26, 7:00 PM – 9:00- PM Group: The Serani Family
27
Berry Bunch 8:30 pm
Berry Bunch
Sep 27 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Berry Bunch
  Reservation for: September, 27, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM Group: Berry Bunch Contact Name: Angela Berry  
28
LTO Closed – Home Coming Game at Football Field
LTO Closed – Home Coming Game at Football Field
Sep 28 all-day
LTO Closed due to home coming football game next door at the field.
29
Divinely Fit, Inc. Liv Local Experience 7:30 pm
Divinely Fit, Inc. Liv Local Experience
Sep 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Divinely Fit, Inc. Liv Local Experience
Reservation for: September, 29, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Group: Divinely Fit, Inc. Liv Local Experience Contact Name: Deb Johnson
30
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Sep 30 @ 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)

*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!

So that we can better serve the public, can you help us by letting us know how you found LTO? (e.g. newspaper, brochure, website, etc.)

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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!