April 2024
Apr 02
02 April 2024
Highland Road Park Observatory,

This two-day, thrice-a-year offering gives kids a front-row seat for hands-on exploration of current STEM developments; the latest in astronomical discoveries; and construction and launch of a chemical rocket. 

Apr 05
05 April 2024
Highland Road Park Observatory,

This new annual presentation (an amalgam of earlier discontinued talks) will provide a baseline for where Baton Rouge skygazers stand regarding acquisition of the Sun and Moon; planets; asteroids and ...

Apr 05
05 April 2024
Highland Road Park Observatory,

Weather permitting, viewing through one or more telescopes will take place. During this time the waning crescent Moon will be below the horizon. Please keep headlights off while parking and ...

Apr 06
06 April 2024
Highland Road Park Observatory,

Yes--they are born, and they die...just like us. Most follow "standard" progressions of aging; others have strange lives that rival anything found in science fiction. Cadets will immerse themselves in ...

Apr 06
06 April 2024
Highland Road Park Observatory,

Weather permitting, viewing through one or more telescopes will take place. During this time the waning crescent Moon will be below the horizon. Please keep headlights off while parking and ...

Apr 08
08 April 2024
Highland Road Park Observatory,

The clockwork of the heavens arrange for Baton Rougeans yet another fascinating obscuration of the solar disk! The Sun probably will be about eighty-five percent covered by Earth's Moon. HRPO ...

Apr 12
12 April 2024
Highland Road Park Observatory,

It has been sixty-five years since NASA announced that Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, John Glenn, "Gus" Grissom, Wally Schirra, Alan Shepard and "Deke" Slayton would go where no American had ...

Apr 12
12 April 2024
Highland Road Park Observatory,

Weather permitting, viewing through one or more telescopes will take place. During this time the waxing crescent Moon will be at a maximum altitude of 43° in Taurus. Please keep ...

Apr 13
13 April 2024
Highland Road Park Observatory,

Oxygen and carbon, silicon and uranium, neon and helium, silver and gold. Cadets will travel the rows and columns that describe the building blocks of everything! To register, go to ...

Apr 13
13 April 2024
Highland Road Park Observatory,

Weather permitting, viewing through one or more telescopes will take place. There will also be physical science demonstrations, a marshmallow roast, a sky tour and a game for kids to ...

Apr 15
15 April 2024
Highland Road Park Observatory,

Are you a local skygazer, homeowner, business owner, science teacher or stakeholder interested reclaiming a natural sky above HRPO and its surrounding while simultaneously saving money and energy, and making ...

Apr 15
15 April 2024
Highland Road Park Observatory,

For over four decades the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society has educated countless numbers of citizens in the joys of planetary and deep-sky gazing, the perils of light pollution and factors ...

Apr 19
19 April 2024
Highland Road Park Observatory,

Coal, water, wind, solar and nuclear all play their parts in our society's quality of life. Learn about the history of each one and where it stands in a practical ...

Apr 19
19 April 2024
Highland Road Park Observatory,

Weather permitting, viewing through one or more telescopes will take place. During this time the waxing gibbous Moon will be at a maximum altitude of 65° in Leo. Please keep ...

Apr 20
20 April 2024
Highland Road Park Observatory,

May and June of 2024 will see probably the great levels of sunspots, plage, flares and prominences for the next eight to fourteen years! Cadets will learn about Solar Cycle ...

Apr 20
20 April 2024
Highland Road Park Observatory,

Weather permitting, viewing through one or more telescopes will take place. During this time the waxing gibbous Moon will be at a maximum altitude of 56° in Virgo. Please keep ...

Apr 26
26 April 2024
Highland Road Park Observatory,

As the cool and fog wind down to make way for the warmth of late spring, let's retain some of that chill with a collection of STEM stories guaranteed to ...

Apr 26
26 April 2024
Highland Road Park Observatory,

Weather permitting, viewing through one or more telescopes will take place. During this time the waning gibbous Moon will be below the horizon. Please keep headlights off while parking and ...

Apr 27
27 April 2024
Highland Road Park Observatory,

Weather permitting, viewing of the Sun’s image in three different manners (indirectly onto a white surface, directly with safely-filtered optical light and directly in hydrogen-alpha wavelength) will take place. During ...

Apr 27
27 April 2024
Highland Road Park Observatory,

This program offers advanced topics, activity extensions and all-new games and demonstrations to older youth. Certificates are earned and archived as well as modern experiments take place. There are also giveaways ...

Apr 27
27 April 2024
Highland Road Park Observatory,

Weather permitting, viewing through one or more telescopes will take place. During this time the waning gibbous Moon will be below the horizon. Please keep headlights off while parking and ...