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
Sons of Norway 6:30 pm
Sons of Norway
Mar 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Sons of Norway
Reservation for: March, 1, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Group: Sons of Norway Contact Name: Deborah Price  
2
Starck – CANCELLED Weather 7:00 pm
Starck – CANCELLED Weather
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Reservation for: March, 2, 7:00 PM – 9:00- PM Group: Starck Name: Carson  
3
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Open only to LTO volunteers and their guests to use the telescopes.
4
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class 6:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class Lead: Scott Kindt
5
Troop 184 – CANCELLED Clouds 7:00 pm
Troop 184 – CANCELLED Clouds
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Group: Troop 184 Name: Eric Clark
6
Mistry Explorers – CANCELLED Weather 6:30 pm
Mistry Explorers – CANCELLED Weather
Mar 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Reservation for: March, 6, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Group: Mistry Explorers Name: Kelly Mistry  
7
Bill Reed Middle School 6:30 pm
Bill Reed Middle School
Mar 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Bill Reed Middle School
Reservation for: March, 7, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Group: Bill Reed Middle School Name: Karen Helfrich  
8
Miko and Eli – CANCELLED Weather 8:00 pm
Miko and Eli – CANCELLED Weather
Mar 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Group: Miko and Eli Name: Miko Coffey  
9
Atlas Obscura Denver 6:30 pm
Atlas Obscura Denver
Mar 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Atlas Obscura Denver
Group: Atlas Obscura Denver Name: Hannah Finch
10
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Open only to LTO volunteers and their guests to use the telescopes.
11
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class 6:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class Lead: Scott Kindt
12
Troop 184 – CANCELLED Weather 7:00 pm
Troop 184 – CANCELLED Weather
Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Group: Troop 184 Name: Eric Clark
13
14
Ivy Stockwell- Kindergarten Visit – CANCELLED Weather 10:00 am
Ivy Stockwell- Kindergarten Visit – CANCELLED Weather
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Reservation for: March, 14, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Group: Ivy Stockwell- Kindergarten Visit Name: Emily Yenny  
Ivy Stockwell- Kindergarten PM Class – CANCELLED Weather 1:00 pm
Ivy Stockwell- Kindergarten PM Class – CANCELLED Weather
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Reservation for: March, 14, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Group: Ivy Stockwell- Kindergarten PM Class Name: Emily Yenny  
Classical Conversations Homeschool – CANCELLED Weather 7:30 pm
Classical Conversations Homeschool – CANCELLED Weather
Mar 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Reservation for: March, 14, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Group: Classical Conversations Homeschool Name: Michael Christiansen  
16
Astronomy Education Session – CANCELLED – John out of town 10:00 am
Astronomy Education Session – CANCELLED – John out of town
Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Astronomy Education Sessions taught by John Ensworth for LTO volunteers  
17
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Mar 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Open only to LTO volunteers and their guests to use the telescopes.
18
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class 6:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Mar 18 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class Lead: Scott Kindt
19
20
Northern Colorado Homeschool Association 7:00 pm
Northern Colorado Homeschool Association
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Northern Colorado Homeschool Association
Reservation for: March, 20, 7:00 PM – 9:00- PM Group: Northern Colorado Homeschool Association Name: Emily Walters  
21
22
SARA West Conference
SARA West Conference
Mar 22 – Mar 24 all-day
SARA West Conference
SARA West Conference @ UCAR Boulder Lead: Jay Wilson
Mead Middle School STEM 12:00 pm
Mead Middle School STEM
Mar 22 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Mead Middle School STEM
Reservation for: March, 22, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Group: Mead Middle School STEM Contact Name: Janet Benter  
23
SARA Conference Visit to LTO 7:30 pm
SARA Conference Visit to LTO
Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
SARA Conference Visit to LTO
SARA Conference Visit to LTO Contact: Jay Wilson
24
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Open only to LTO volunteers and their guests to use the telescopes.
25
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class 6:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class
Thompson District Astronomy Magnet Class Lead: Scott Kindt
26
LTO Board Meeting 7:00 pm
LTO Board Meeting
Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
LTO Board Meeting
LTO Board Meeting
27
28
29
Ivy Stockwell- Kindergarten Visit 10:00 am
Ivy Stockwell- Kindergarten Visit
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ivy Stockwell- Kindergarten Visit
Reservation for: March, 29, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Group: Ivy Stockwell- Kindergarten Visit Name: Emily Yenny  
Ivy Stockwell- Kindergarten PM Class 1:00 pm
Ivy Stockwell- Kindergarten PM Class
Mar 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ivy Stockwell- Kindergarten PM Class
Reservation for: March, 29, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Group: Ivy Stockwell- Kindergarten PM Class Name: Emily Yenny  
Eric and Debbie 6:30 pm
Eric and Debbie
Mar 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Eric and Debbie
Reservation for: March, 29, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Group: Eric and Debbie Name: Eric Smithgall   —  
30
WMR Irrigation Assoc 10:00 am
WMR Irrigation Assoc
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
WMR Irrigation Assoc
WMR Irrigation meeting  
Flanscha Family 7:30 pm
Flanscha Family
Mar 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Flanscha Family
Reservation for: March 30, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Group: Flanscha Family Name: Janelle Flanscha  
31
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers 10:00 am
Observatory Reserved for LTO Volunteers
Mar 31 @ 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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