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Highland Road Park Observatory

2019 AMATEUR ASTRONOMY COURSES

Saturdays from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm
For ages eighteen and older.
$15.00 per in-parish registrant.
$18.00 per out-of-parish registrant.
Registration begins 3 November at 9:00 am.
Go to WebTrac to register (activity #531992).

These exciting one-day classes are tailor-made to instruct the patron in the use of a personal telescope or binocular, or the basics of the unaided-eye Baton Rouge sky.

5 JANUARY: Learn Your Sky

This class is an introduction to the unaided-eye Baton Rouge sky. We’ll even go outside for some practice, weather permitting. Also included will be an overview of all major sky events for the next twelve months. This one-day course focuses specifically on the unaided-eye Baton Rouge sky. Limit thirty registrants. All registrants must be over eighteen; children are not allowed.

NOTE: This session will take place only if there are five people registered by Wednesday 2 January (although walk-ins will then be allowed on 5 January).

19 JANUARY: Learn Your Telescope

This class is a hands-on introduction to the operations of your personal telescope. We’ll even take it outside for some practice with the waxing gibbous Moon, weather permitting. Also included will be an overview of all major sky events for the next twelve months. Up to four household members over the age of eight are encouraged to attend, though the registrant for this course must be over eighteen. Please bring all parts and accessories belonging to the telescope, including the instruction manual. This one-day course focuses specifically on telescopic views of the Baton Rouge sky. Limit ten households. Limit one telescope per household.

This session will take place as long as there are three households registered by the deadline of Wednesday 16 January.

2 FEBRUARY: Learn Your Binocular

This class is a hands-on introduction to the operations of your personal binocular. We’ll even take it outside for some practice, weather permitting. Also included will be an overview of all major sky events for the next twelve months. Up to four household members over the age of eight are encouraged to attend, though the registrant for this course must be over eighteen. Please bring all parts and accessories belonging to the binocular, including the instruction manual. This one-day course focuses specifically on binocular views of the Baton Rouge sky. Limit twenty households. Limit one binocular per household.

This session will take place as long as there are four households registered by the deadline of Wednesday 30 January.

ATTENTION: The form below should be filled out and sent to HRPO within forty-eight hours of paying for the course or courses. Thank you.

2019 Adult Course Registration Form PDF


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