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Programs & Events at Highland Road Park Observatory

Feb
3
2023
Friday Night Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

Feb
4
2023
Science Academy

Cadets are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy and given an exciting chance to explore gravity, simple machines, stars, spacecraft, meteors, the Earth-Moon system, asteroids and comets, and the electromagnetic spectrum. Registration closes the Friday before each class. Jan. 7 + 14 + 28 Feb. 4 + 11 + 25 March 4 + 11 + 25 April 1 + 8 + 15 May 6 + 13 + 27 10 a.m.-noon / Ages 8-12

Ages: 8-12

Feb
10
2023
Friday Night Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

Feb
11
2023
Science Academy

Cadets are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy and given an exciting chance to explore gravity, simple machines, stars, spacecraft, meteors, the Earth-Moon system, asteroids and comets, and the electromagnetic spectrum. Registration closes the Friday before each class. Jan. 7 + 14 + 28 Feb. 4 + 11 + 25 March 4 + 11 + 25 April 1 + 8 + 15 May 6 + 13 + 27 10 a.m.-noon / Ages 8-12

Ages: 8-12

Feb
11
2023
Plus Night

Get something extra beyond standard viewing: sky tours, physical science demos, “birth” stars and a marshmallow roast. Each Plus Night has a unique theme, make sure to check out our website for theme details. Jan. 14 + Feb. 11 + March 25 + May 13 / 7-10 p.m.

Ages: all ages

Feb
17
2023
Friday Night Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

Feb
18
2023
Solar Viewing

HRPO staff shows the Sun via projection, filtered optical light and hydrogen-alpha. Patrons will see any sizable sunspots or flares. Jan. 21 + Feb. 18 + March 18 + May 20 / noon-2 p.m.

Ages: all ages

Feb
18
2023
STEM Expansion

Advanced demonstrations and topic extensions for an older teen crowd. Archived experiments, some not seen in over fifteen years, are joined with timely, cutting-edge demos and concepts. Certificates will be earned by participants. Registration closes the Friday before each class. Jan. 21 + Feb. 18 + March 18 + April 22 + May 20 / 3:30-7:30 p.m.

Ages: 12-16

Feb
24
2023
Friday Night Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

Feb
25
2023
Science Academy

Cadets are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy and given an exciting chance to explore gravity, simple machines, stars, spacecraft, meteors, the Earth-Moon system, asteroids and comets, and the electromagnetic spectrum. Registration closes the Friday before each class. Jan. 7 + 14 + 28 Feb. 4 + 11 + 25 March 4 + 11 + 25 April 1 + 8 + 15 May 6 + 13 + 27 10 a.m.-noon / Ages 8-12

Ages: 8-12

Mar
3
2023
Friday Night Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

Mar
4
2023
Science Academy

Cadets are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy and given an exciting chance to explore gravity, simple machines, stars, spacecraft, meteors, the Earth-Moon system, asteroids and comets, and the electromagnetic spectrum. Registration closes the Friday before each class. Jan. 7 + 14 + 28 Feb. 4 + 11 + 25 March 4 + 11 + 25 April 1 + 8 + 15 May 6 + 13 + 27 10 a.m.-noon / Ages 8-12

Ages: 8-12

Mar
10
2023
The Edge of Night - Winter

Which stars are seen first? Are Mercury and Venus or the Moon out? Is that moving object a plane, a satellite or space debris? There is no other time like twilight. Bring it into your life!

Ages: all ages

Mar
10
2023
Friday Night Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

Mar
11
2023
Science Academy

Cadets are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy and given an exciting chance to explore gravity, simple machines, stars, spacecraft, meteors, the Earth-Moon system, asteroids and comets, and the electromagnetic spectrum. Registration closes the Friday before each class. Jan. 7 + 14 + 28 Feb. 4 + 11 + 25 March 4 + 11 + 25 April 1 + 8 + 15 May 6 + 13 + 27 10 a.m.-noon / Ages 8-12

Ages: 8-12

Mar
17
2023
Friday Night Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

Mar
18
2023
Solar Viewing

HRPO staff shows the Sun via projection, filtered optical light and hydrogen-alpha. Patrons will see any sizable sunspots or flares. Jan. 21 + Feb. 18 + March 18 + May 20 / noon-2 p.m.

Ages: all ages

Mar
18
2023
STEM Expansion

Advanced demonstrations and topic extensions for an older teen crowd. Archived experiments, some not seen in over fifteen years, are joined with timely, cutting-edge demos and concepts. Certificates will be earned by participants. Registration closes the Friday before each class. Jan. 21 + Feb. 18 + March 18 + April 22 + May 20 / 3:30-7:30 p.m.

Ages: 12-16

Mar
24
2023
Friday Night Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

Mar
25
2023
Science Academy

Cadets are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy and given an exciting chance to explore gravity, simple machines, stars, spacecraft, meteors, the Earth-Moon system, asteroids and comets, and the electromagnetic spectrum. Registration closes the Friday before each class. Jan. 7 + 14 + 28 Feb. 4 + 11 + 25 March 4 + 11 + 25 April 1 + 8 + 15 May 6 + 13 + 27 10 a.m.-noon / Ages 8-12

Ages: 8-12

Mar
25
2023
Plus Night

Get something extra beyond standard viewing: sky tours, physical science demos, “birth” stars and a marshmallow roast. Each Plus Night has a unique theme, make sure to check out our website for theme details. Jan. 14 + Feb. 11 + March 25 + May 13 / 7-10 p.m.

Ages: all ages

Mar
31
2023
Friday Night Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

Apr
1
2023
Science Academy

Cadets are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy and given an exciting chance to explore gravity, simple machines, stars, spacecraft, meteors, the Earth-Moon system, asteroids and comets, and the electromagnetic spectrum. Registration closes the Friday before each class. Jan. 7 + 14 + 28 Feb. 4 + 11 + 25 March 4 + 11 + 25 April 1 + 8 + 15 May 6 + 13 + 27 10 a.m.-noon / Ages 8-12

Ages: 8-12

Apr
7
2023
Friday Night Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

Apr
8
2023
Science Academy

Cadets are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy and given an exciting chance to explore gravity, simple machines, stars, spacecraft, meteors, the Earth-Moon system, asteroids and comets, and the electromagnetic spectrum. Registration closes the Friday before each class. Jan. 7 + 14 + 28 Feb. 4 + 11 + 25 March 4 + 11 + 25 April 1 + 8 + 15 May 6 + 13 + 27 10 a.m.-noon / Ages 8-12

Ages: 8-12

Apr
14
2023
Friday Night Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

Apr
15
2023
Science Academy

Cadets are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy and given an exciting chance to explore gravity, simple machines, stars, spacecraft, meteors, the Earth-Moon system, asteroids and comets, and the electromagnetic spectrum. Registration closes the Friday before each class. Jan. 7 + 14 + 28 Feb. 4 + 11 + 25 March 4 + 11 + 25 April 1 + 8 + 15 May 6 + 13 + 27 10 a.m.-noon / Ages 8-12

Ages: 8-12

Apr
21
2023
Friday Night Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

Apr
22
2023
STEM Expansion

Advanced demonstrations and topic extensions for an older teen crowd. Archived experiments, some not seen in over fifteen years, are joined with timely, cutting-edge demos and concepts. Certificates will be earned by participants. Registration closes the Friday before each class. Jan. 21 + Feb. 18 + March 18 + April 22 + May 20 / 3:30-7:30 p.m.

Ages: 12-16

Apr
28
2023
Start of Summer Night Hike and Campfire: Observatory

Join us on a Friday night for a great way to say hello to summer! The program will include a night hike to learn about local ecology and nocturnal animals and will include activities and games. And no Night Hike would we complete without some time around the campfire and a S’more! Come enjoy this great way to get the family out after the daytime heat. Preregistration is required and spaces are limited. Children must be registered and accompanied by a registered adult.Join us on a Friday night for a great way to say hello to summer! The program will include a night hike to learn about local ecology and nocturnal animals and will include activities and games. And no Night Hike would we complete without some time around the campfire and a S’more! Come enjoy this great way to get the family out after the daytime heat. Preregistration is required and spaces are limited. Children must be registered and accompanied by a registered adult.

Ages: 6+

Apr
28
2023
Friday Night Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

Apr
29
2023
International Astronomy Day

The largest and best IAD celebration is within a day’s driving distance of Baton Rouge. Music, games, food, demonstrations, rides, exhibitors, and sky viewings.

Ages: all ages

May
5
2023
Friday Night Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

May
6
2023
Science Academy

Cadets are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy and given an exciting chance to explore gravity, simple machines, stars, spacecraft, meteors, the Earth-Moon system, asteroids and comets, and the electromagnetic spectrum. Registration closes the Friday before each class. Jan. 7 + 14 + 28 Feb. 4 + 11 + 25 March 4 + 11 + 25 April 1 + 8 + 15 May 6 + 13 + 27 10 a.m.-noon / Ages 8-12

Ages: 8-12

May
12
2023
Friday Night Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

May
13
2023
Science Academy

Cadets are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy and given an exciting chance to explore gravity, simple machines, stars, spacecraft, meteors, the Earth-Moon system, asteroids and comets, and the electromagnetic spectrum. Registration closes the Friday before each class. Jan. 7 + 14 + 28 Feb. 4 + 11 + 25 March 4 + 11 + 25 April 1 + 8 + 15 May 6 + 13 + 27 10 a.m.-noon / Ages 8-12

Ages: 8-12

May
13
2023
Plus Night

Get something extra beyond standard viewing: sky tours, physical science demos, “birth” stars and a marshmallow roast. Each Plus Night has a unique theme, make sure to check out our website for theme details. Jan. 14 + Feb. 11 + March 25 + May 13 / 7-10 p.m.

Ages: all ages

May
19
2023
Friday Night Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

May
20
2023
Solar Viewing

HRPO staff shows the Sun via projection, filtered optical light and hydrogen-alpha. Patrons will see any sizable sunspots or flares. Jan. 21 + Feb. 18 + March 18 + May 20 / noon-2 p.m.

Ages: all ages

May
20
2023
STEM Expansion

Advanced demonstrations and topic extensions for an older teen crowd. Archived experiments, some not seen in over fifteen years, are joined with timely, cutting-edge demos and concepts. Certificates will be earned by participants. Registration closes the Friday before each class. Jan. 21 + Feb. 18 + March 18 + April 22 + May 20 / 3:30-7:30 p.m.

Ages: 12-16

May
26
2023
Friday Night Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

May
27
2023
Science Academy

Cadets are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy and given an exciting chance to explore gravity, simple machines, stars, spacecraft, meteors, the Earth-Moon system, asteroids and comets, and the electromagnetic spectrum. Registration closes the Friday before each class. Jan. 7 + 14 + 28 Feb. 4 + 11 + 25 March 4 + 11 + 25 April 1 + 8 + 15 May 6 + 13 + 27 10 a.m.-noon / Ages 8-12

Ages: 8-12

Jun
2
2023
Friday Night Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

Jun
9
2023
Friday Night Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

Jun
16
2023
Friday Night Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

Jun
23
2023
Friday Night Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

Jun
30
2023
Friday Night Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

Jul
7
2023
Friday Night Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

Jul
14
2023
Friday Night Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

Jul
21
2023
Friday Night Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

Jul
28
2023
Friday Night Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

Aug
4
2023
Friday Night Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

Aug
11
2023
Friday Night Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

Aug
18
2023
Friday Night Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

Aug
25
2023
Friday Night Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

Sep
1
2023
Friday Night Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

Sep
8
2023
Friday Night Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

Sep
15
2023
Friday Night Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

Sep
22
2023
Friday Night Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

Sep
29
2023
Friday Night Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

Oct
6
2023
Friday Night Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

Oct
13
2023
Friday Night Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

Oct
20
2023
Friday Night Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

Oct
27
2023
Friday Night Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

Nov
3
2023
Friday Night Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

Nov
10
2023
Friday Night Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

Nov
17
2023
Friday Night Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

Nov
24
2023
Friday Night Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

Dec
1
2023
Friday Night Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

Dec
8
2023
Friday Night Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

Dec
15
2023
Friday Night Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

Dec
22
2023
Friday Night Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

Dec
29
2023
Friday Night Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

 

 

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