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Highland Road Park Observatory

2022-2023 AMATEUR ASTRONOMY COURSES

Saturdays from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm CST
For ages eighteen and older.
$15.00 per in-parish registrant.
$18.00 per out-of-parish registrant.
Registration in progress.
Go to WebTrac to register (activity #531992).

These exciting one-day classes are tailor-made to instruct the patron in the use of a personal telescope or binocular, or the basics of the unaided-eye Baton Rouge sky.

10 DECEMBER: Learn Your Sky

This class is an introduction to the unaided-eye Baton Rouge sky. We’ll even go outside for some practice, weather permitting. Also included will be an overview of all major sky events for the next twelve months. This one-day course focuses specifically on the unaided-eye Baton Rouge sky. Limit thirty registrants. All registrants must be over eighteen; children are not allowed.

Topics that will be covered include…

NOTE: This session will take place as long as there are three people registered by Wednesday 7 December (although walk-ins will then be allowed).

7 JANUARY: Learn Your Binocular

This class is a hands-on introduction to the operations of your personal binocular. We’ll even take it outside for some practice, weather permitting. Also included will be an overview of all major sky events for the next twelve months. Please bring all parts and accessories belonging to the binocular, including the instruction manual. This one-day course focuses specifically on binocular views of the Baton Rouge sky. Limit twenty households. Limit one binocular per household.

Topics that will be covered include…

This session will take place as long as there are two households registered by the deadline of Wednesday 4 January.

28 JANUARY: Learn Your Telescope

This class is a hands-on introduction to the operations of your personal telescope. We’ll even take it outside for some practice with the First Quarter Moon, weather permitting. Also included will be an overview of all major sky events for the next twelve months. Up to four household members over the age of eight are encouraged to attend, though the registrant for this course must be over eighteen. Please bring all parts and accessories belonging to the telescope, including the instruction manual. This one-day course focuses specifically on telescopic views of the Baton Rouge sky. Limit ten households. Limit one telescope per household.

Topics that will be covered include…

This session will take place as long as there is one household registered by the deadline of Wednesday 25 January.

ATTENTION: A form will be sent to each registrant within forty-eight hours of registration. It should be filled out and returned to HRPO. Thank you.


Updated by Frederick J. Barnett on Friday, October 21, 2022, 11:25 AM.

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