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Highland Road Park Observatory

Administrative Hours

Monday to Thursday, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Friday and Saturday, 5:00 pm to close (usually 10:00 pm)

All times are Central.

The Calendar of Events lists times for public programs.

Field trips should be scheduled with BREC Education Curator Amy Northrop.

Only HRPO personnel are allowed on HRPO grounds after sunset. (HRPO personnel are from BREC, LSU’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, and the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society).

HRPO grounds are closed after sunset to the general public except for previously announced public programs.

Rules Listing

Old Observatory Sign
This sign was posted at our front gate when HRPO was new. Although it’s no longer used, “X” still marks the spot. Please remember to use parking lights only when entering the front gate after sunset to preserve night vision.


Updated by Frederick J. Barnett on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, 03:33 PM.

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