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Science Programs & Events

Sep
30
2022
Friday Night Lecture Series

For twenty-five years this free program has given observatory patrons celestial histories and possible futures. Skygazing tips, physics phenomena, space programs and famous events are covered in unique themed lectures. Fridays / 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Ages: 14+

Oct
1
2022
Science Academy

Cadets are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy! Topics will include Saturn, Neptune, deep-space objects, observing the Universe and more. Aug. 6 + 20 + 27 / Sept. 3 + 10 + 24 Oct. 1 + 15 + 22 / Nov. 5 + 12 Dec. 3 + 10 + 17 + 31 Saturday / 10 a.m.-noon $5 EBR Parish residents $6 out-of-parish residents

Ages: 8-12

Oct
1
2022
Solar Viewing

HRPO staff show the Sun via a variety of techniques including projection, filtered optical light and hydrogen-alpha. Patrons will see any sizable sunspots or flares. Sunscreen and protective clothing are advised. Aug. 27 + Sept. 24 + Oct. 1 + Nov. 12 + Dec. 10 Saturdays / noon-2 p.m.

Oct
7
2022
Friday Night Lecture Series

For twenty-five years this free program has given observatory patrons celestial histories and possible futures. Skygazing tips, physics phenomena, space programs and famous events are covered in unique themed lectures. Fridays / 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Ages: 14+

Oct
8
2022
Farr Park Equestrian Center's Open House - CANCELED

Join us for Farr Park’s Open House and see everything that Farr Park has to offer. Families will be able to play games, tour the facility, go for a hayride, view riding demonstrations, and more!

Oct
14
2022
Friday Night Lecture Series

For twenty-five years this free program has given observatory patrons celestial histories and possible futures. Skygazing tips, physics phenomena, space programs and famous events are covered in unique themed lectures. Fridays / 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Ages: 14+

Oct
15
2022
Science Academy

Cadets are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy! Topics will include Saturn, Neptune, deep-space objects, observing the Universe and more. Aug. 6 + 20 + 27 / Sept. 3 + 10 + 24 Oct. 1 + 15 + 22 / Nov. 5 + 12 Dec. 3 + 10 + 17 + 31 Saturday / 10 a.m.-noon $5 EBR Parish residents $6 out-of-parish residents

Ages: 8-12

Oct
21
2022
Friday Night Lecture Series

For twenty-five years this free program has given observatory patrons celestial histories and possible futures. Skygazing tips, physics phenomena, space programs and famous events are covered in unique themed lectures. Fridays / 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Ages: 14+

Oct
22
2022
Science Academy

Cadets are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy! Topics will include Saturn, Neptune, deep-space objects, observing the Universe and more. Aug. 6 + 20 + 27 / Sept. 3 + 10 + 24 Oct. 1 + 15 + 22 / Nov. 5 + 12 Dec. 3 + 10 + 17 + 31 Saturday / 10 a.m.-noon $5 EBR Parish residents $6 out-of-parish residents

Ages: 8-12

Oct
28
2022
Friday Night Lecture Series

For twenty-five years this free program has given observatory patrons celestial histories and possible futures. Skygazing tips, physics phenomena, space programs and famous events are covered in unique themed lectures. Fridays / 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Ages: 14+

Oct
29
2022
STEM Expansion

Tweens and teens can experience advanced STEM demonstrations and topic extensions for an older crowd. Participants will also get to discover archived experiments, some not seen in over fifteen years! All participants will receive a certificate. Aug. 20 + Sept. 17 + Oct. 29 + Nov. 26 + Dec. 31 Saturdays / 3:30-7:30 p.m. $15 EBR Parish residents $18 out-of-parish residents

Ages: 12-16

Nov
4
2022
Friday Night Lecture Series

For twenty-five years this free program has given observatory patrons celestial histories and possible futures. Skygazing tips, physics phenomena, space programs and famous events are covered in unique themed lectures. Fridays / 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Ages: 14+

Nov
5
2022
Invasive Plant Workshop

Do you have invasives species growing in yard that you want to learn how to get rid of? Ever wondered what is a friend and what is a foe in the jungle of your yard? Then this is the workshop for you! BREC scientists and invasive species removal professionals will be giving a in-depth look at the worst invasive plant species in the parish and how to tackle them. Learn from our tried and true techniques, see them in action and ask questions! Register in advance at volunteer.brec.org Space limited, registration may close if class fills

Ages: 16+

Nov
5
2022
Science Academy

Cadets are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy! Topics will include Saturn, Neptune, deep-space objects, observing the Universe and more. Aug. 6 + 20 + 27 / Sept. 3 + 10 + 24 Oct. 1 + 15 + 22 / Nov. 5 + 12 Dec. 3 + 10 + 17 + 31 Saturday / 10 a.m.-noon $5 EBR Parish residents $6 out-of-parish residents

Ages: 8-12

Nov
11
2022
Friday Night Lecture Series

For twenty-five years this free program has given observatory patrons celestial histories and possible futures. Skygazing tips, physics phenomena, space programs and famous events are covered in unique themed lectures. Fridays / 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Ages: 14+

Nov
12
2022
Science Academy

Cadets are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy! Topics will include Saturn, Neptune, deep-space objects, observing the Universe and more. Aug. 6 + 20 + 27 / Sept. 3 + 10 + 24 Oct. 1 + 15 + 22 / Nov. 5 + 12 Dec. 3 + 10 + 17 + 31 Saturday / 10 a.m.-noon $5 EBR Parish residents $6 out-of-parish residents

Ages: 8-12

Nov
12
2022
Solar Viewing

HRPO staff show the Sun via a variety of techniques including projection, filtered optical light and hydrogen-alpha. Patrons will see any sizable sunspots or flares. Sunscreen and protective clothing are advised. Aug. 27 + Sept. 24 + Oct. 1 + Nov. 12 + Dec. 10 Saturdays / noon-2 p.m.

Nov
18
2022
Friday Night Lecture Series

For twenty-five years this free program has given observatory patrons celestial histories and possible futures. Skygazing tips, physics phenomena, space programs and famous events are covered in unique themed lectures. Fridays / 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Ages: 14+

Nov
25
2022
Friday Night Lecture Series

For twenty-five years this free program has given observatory patrons celestial histories and possible futures. Skygazing tips, physics phenomena, space programs and famous events are covered in unique themed lectures. Fridays / 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Ages: 14+

Nov
26
2022
STEM Expansion

Tweens and teens can experience advanced STEM demonstrations and topic extensions for an older crowd. Participants will also get to discover archived experiments, some not seen in over fifteen years! All participants will receive a certificate. Aug. 20 + Sept. 17 + Oct. 29 + Nov. 26 + Dec. 31 Saturdays / 3:30-7:30 p.m. $15 EBR Parish residents $18 out-of-parish residents

Ages: 12-16

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