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Monday, October 3, 2011 - Contact: 225-273-6439

Science, Aliens and Celestial Fun: Highland Road Park Observatory Hosts Spooky Spectrum

Discover the spooky side of astronomy Oct. 22 at BREC's Highland Road Park Observatory from 8 p.m. to midnight. This annual family event explores the bizarre side of astronomy, physics and aeronautics just in time for Halloween.

Creepy science demonstrations, eerie stories and celestial-themed activities will entertain parents and children. Telescopes will also be available for viewings. Admission is free for all participants.

Highland Road Park Observatory, located at 13800 Highland Road, features a 20-inch reflecting telescope, which has discovered more than 50 asteroids and a 16-inch reflecting telescope. The observatory is brought to the public by BREC, LSU's Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society.

Call 225-768-9948 or email observatory@brec.org for more information.

 

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