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Science Events

Dec
9
2017
Woods Walk Hiking Series: Kendalwood

Have you ever walked through a BREC park and wondered what type of trees you were looking at or what kind of animals live there? If so, now you can pick the brain of a BREC naturalist while enjoying a hike in one of BREC’s conservation areas.

Registration Deadline: 12/08/2017

Ages: 6+ (or able to complete a two-mile hike without a stroller)

Dec
9
2017
Science Academy

Children engage in visuals presentations and hands-on demonstrations related to astronomy, physics and space science. They rise through the ranks, earning higher Cadet Certificates through the year, with periodic sampling of International Space Station menus.

Ages: 8-12

Dec
9
2017
Evening Sky Viewing

At least two nights a week, a professional-grade telescope at HRPO is unlocked to showcase the Baton Rouge sky in all its glory (weather-permitting). This season visitors should expect to see Uranus and Neptune.

Dec
12
2017
Geminid Meteor Shower

The Geminids are one of the major meteor showers of the year–the only one caused by an asteroid. Come join us and see if we can catch some “earthgrazers!” It is important that visitors enter the main building to sign in and receive instructions before setting up any chairs or blankets.

Dec
15
2017
Friday Night Lecture Series

HRPO’s long-running lecture series enters the season for topics as diverse as buying your first telescope and the Star of Bethlehem.

Ages: 14+

Dec
15
2017
Evening Sky Viewing

At least two nights a week, a professional-grade telescope at HRPO is unlocked to showcase the Baton Rouge sky in all its glory (weather-permitting). This season visitors should expect to see Uranus and Neptune.

Dec
16
2017
Swamp Dog Days

With our Dog Days, BSNC drops its “no pets” policy and opens its doors and trails to pets four days out of the year! All pets are welcome, but they must be on a leash and have their vaccinations current.

Dec
16
2017
Science Academy

Children engage in visuals presentations and hands-on demonstrations related to astronomy, physics and space science. They rise through the ranks, earning higher Cadet Certificates through the year, with periodic sampling of International Space Station menus.

Ages: 8-12

Dec
16
2017
Solar Viewing

Weather permitting on selected Saturdays, HRPO staff shows the Sun in three manners—projected onto a white surface, directly via safely-filtered optical light and directly with a hydrogen-alpha telescope.

Dec
16
2017
Evening Sky Viewing

At least two nights a week, a professional-grade telescope at HRPO is unlocked to showcase the Baton Rouge sky in all its glory (weather-permitting). This season visitors should expect to see Uranus and Neptune.

Dec
22
2017
Friday Night Lecture Series

HRPO’s long-running lecture series enters the season for topics as diverse as buying your first telescope and the Star of Bethlehem.

Ages: 14+

Dec
22
2017
Evening Sky Viewing

At least two nights a week, a professional-grade telescope at HRPO is unlocked to showcase the Baton Rouge sky in all its glory (weather-permitting). This season visitors should expect to see Uranus and Neptune.

Dec
23
2017
Science Academy

Children engage in visuals presentations and hands-on demonstrations related to astronomy, physics and space science. They rise through the ranks, earning higher Cadet Certificates through the year, with periodic sampling of International Space Station menus.

Ages: 8-12

 
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