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Programs & Events at Highland Road Park Observatory

Aug
12
2022
Perseid Meteor Shower

Did you know that every summer the Earth plows through a trail of cometary debris? HRPO will host a viewing session during the nighttime period, so patrons can experience the best chance to see high meteor rates that will shower the earth.

Aug
13
2022
Plus Night

Get something extra beyond a standard sky viewing! Events can include sky tours, physical science demos, “birth stars” and even marshmallow roasts. Enjoy unique themes and special activities to enhance your evening sky viewing experience. Aug. 13 + Sept. 10 / 7-10 p.m.

Aug
19
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+

Aug
20
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

Aug
20
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

Aug
26
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+

Aug
27
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

Aug
27
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.

Sep
2
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+

Sep
3
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

Sep
9
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+

Sep
10
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

Sep
10
2022
Plus Night

Get something extra beyond a standard sky viewing! Events can include sky tours, physical science demos, “birth stars” and even marshmallow roasts. Enjoy unique themes and special activities to enhance your evening sky viewing experience. Aug. 13 + Sept. 10 / 7-10 p.m.

Sep
16
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+

Sep
17
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

Sep
23
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+

Sep
24
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

Sep
24
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.

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
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
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
8
2022
Total Lunar Eclipse

Enjoy early morning sky excitement as we witness one of nature’s most spectacular events! While in the constellation Aries, the Moon will enter the Earth’s shadow, turning darker and darker—and then ???. The eclipse takes place early Tuesday morning. Nov. 8 / 2-5 a.m.

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
19
2022
HRPO 25th Anniversary Celebration

A quarter-century of public service means a quarter-century of memories, challenges, accomplishments and hopes. Join us for this historic and fun retrospective. Nov. 19 / 4 p.m.-midnight

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

Dec
2
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+

Dec
3
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

Dec
9
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+

Dec
10
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

Dec
10
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.

Dec
13
2022
Geminid Meteor Shower

The Geminids are one of the major meteor showers of the year AND the only one caused by an asteroid. Come join us and see if we can catch some “Earthgrazers”! Dec. 13 (Viewing may shift by one day) / 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

Dec
16
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+

Dec
17
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

Dec
23
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+

Dec
30
2022
2023 Preview Party

What is in store for 2023? Come find out with HRPO! This event will have all the excitement of the coming calendar year wrapped up into one fantastic night. Dec. 30 / 6-10 p.m.

Dec
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+

Dec
31
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

Dec
31
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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