Friday Night Lecture Series: “Waiting for a Nova”

Highland Road Park Observatory

What violent process can cause a star to temporarily outshine its surroundings by factors of up to hundreds of thousands--if not millions--and survive, only to do it all over again ...

Evening Sky Viewing

Highland Road Park Observatory

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

Science Academy: “Mercury”

Highland Road Park Observatory

The closest planet to the Sun, the fastest to go around the Sun and the smallest official planet. They are all Mercury! In time for its upcoming evening elongation, Cadets ...

Evening Sky Viewing

Highland Road Park Observatory

Weather permitting, viewing through one or more telescopes will take place. During this time the First Quarter Moon at a maximum altitude of 48° in Virgo. Please keep headlights off ...

Evening Sky Viewing

Highland Road Park Observatory

Weather permitting, viewing through one or more telescopes will take place. During this time the waxing gibbous Moon at a maximum altitude of 24° in Sagittarius. Please keep headlights off ...

Science Academy: “A Natural Satellite to Visit”

Highland Road Park Observatory

Earth is the closest planet to the Sun with a Moon. This body has inspired and informed art, religion and philosophy as well as science, Cadets will discuss the different ...

Full Moon Party

Highland Road Park Observatory

Food, physical science demonstrations, hands-on activities, games (with chances to earn prizes), a sky tour and the possibility of no fewer than ten satellites and rocket bodies crossing the night ...

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