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Highland Road Park Observatory


Saturday 23 November from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Predicted visible pass of ISS at 6:20 pm.
Exhibitors on site until 9:00 pm.
No admission fee. For ages eight and older.

The Andromeda Galaxy is the farthest object that can be seen by the human eye without the aid of equipment—it is over two million light-years in the distance! This galaxy, the Perseus Double Cluster, the Lagoon Nebula…all of them are in the Baton Rouge sky during the calendar year. But we Baton Rougeans inadvertently block our view, using a curtain of dust particles illuminated by badly-designed streetlamps and other nighttime fixtures. This month the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society sponsors the second annual Natural Sky Conference. Please consider visiting at that time to show support of a reduction in tax money-wasting light pollution.

Updated by Frederick J. Barnett on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 03:10 PM.

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