The Leo Fontenot Memorial Observatory

The Leo Fontenot Memorial Observatory is a secondary project of the Association.  It is located on the prominent hilltop behind the Rio Grande County Court House.

The 1 acre plus property, a modern “clam shell” type dome, a roll-off roof observatory, and two large professional-grade telescopes were donated to the Association.

This facility was built for educational purposes and use by active amateur astronomers.  It serves as "home" for the "star gazing parties" and other events of the Association.

Star Gazing Parties

Star Gazing Party Star Gazing Party

The New Observatory

New Observatory












Contact Us

The Lookout Mountain Observatory Association

PO Box 432
Del Norte, CO  81132

Or Email Alva Hibbs