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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 Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 11:21 AM.

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

2022 HRPO Donation Drive 1 October to 31 December

Christmas Tree Cluster Viewing 26 November to 23 December

Science Academy Planets 3 December (Mars) and 10 December (Mercury)

Martian Opposition 7 December
(Updated December 07)

HRPO_Closed 9 December

Solar Viewing 10 December

Adult Courses

Baton Rouge Astronomical Society Light Pollution Committee Meeting 12 December

Baton Rouge Astronomical Society Public Meeting 12 December

Geminid Meteor Shower 13 December

Mercurian Elongation 21 December

HRPO 25th Anniversary 30 December

Highland Road Park Observatory
13800 Highland Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Ph. (225) 768-9948
e-mail: observatory@brec.org

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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