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Highland Road Park Observatory
20 inch and 16 inch telescope domes
Main building housing 20OGS, with new addition in foreground housing 16OGS.
Main HRPO Building
Main HRPO Building (courtesy Tom Northrop).
16 inch telescope dome
Overhead view of grounds, facing southwest. Note compass, created by Wally Pursell, on viewing pad.

visitors since counter installed on March 1, 2003.
Website updated on Thursday, February 27, 2020, 06:15 PM.

Welcome to the Highland Road Park Observatory web site! Please use the links on the left and below to explore this site, and see what we are doing in astronomy in Baton Rouge!

HRPO Closed 25 and 29 February

The Edge of Night

Plus Night 7 March

Science Academy Historic Standalone 14 March

Venusian Elongation

STEM Expansion 28 March

Spring Space Exploration Camp

Highland Road Park Observatory
13800 Highland Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Ph. (225) 768-9948

A Joint Project of
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The Recreation & Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge
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LSU Department of Physics and Astronomy
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Baton Rouge Astronomical Society

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