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Dec
12
2018
Let’s Go Legos: Kerr Warren

Come explore everything Lego! There will be a different Lego challenge each week given to the children, whether it is building an actual Lego figurine, or an arts and crafts to engage the children’s creative thinking.

Ages: 8-12

Dec
13
2018
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”!

Dec
14
2018
Astronomy Lecture Series

For over 20 years, this program has given patrons histories and possible futures. Skygazing tips, physics phenomena, space programs and famous events are covered.

Ages: 14+

Dec
15
2018
Science Academy

“Cadets” are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy. They explore gravity, simple machines, stars, planets, meteors, the Earth and the Moon, asteroids and comets, the electromagnetic spectrum and the American space program! Each session is stand-alone, but your child will want to attend again and again.

Ages: 8-12

Dec
17
2018
Let’s Go Legos: Longfellow

Come explore everything Lego! There will be a different Lego challenge each week given to the children, whether it is building an actual Lego figurine, or an arts and crafts to engage the children’s creative thinking. All materials are supplied by BREC and not taken home by children.

Ages: 8-12

Dec
19
2018
Let’s Go Legos: Kerr Warren

Come explore everything Lego! There will be a different Lego challenge each week given to the children, whether it is building an actual Lego figurine, or an arts and crafts to engage the children’s creative thinking.

Ages: 8-12

Dec
21
2018
Astronomy Lecture Series

For over 20 years, this program has given patrons histories and possible futures. Skygazing tips, physics phenomena, space programs and famous events are covered.

Ages: 14+

Dec
22
2018
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
22
2018
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.

Jan
5
2019
Swamp Bird Walks

Led by a member of the Baton Rouge Audubon Society (BRAS), visitors enjoy a morning hike through the forest and swamp while identifying various bird species. Bird-watching techniques and identification tips are also discussed. Beginners are welcome.

Jan
5
2019
FrogWatch USA™ Training

RIBBIT RIBBIT! Frogs and toads play an important role as indicators of an ecosystem’s health. With many amphibian populations in decline worldwide, citizens can help provide valuable data useful in monitoring their nearby populations. FrogWatch USA™ is a citizen science program that’s great for families, students and scout groups ages 12 and up – and it’s free for registered participants!

Ages: 12+

Jan
5
2019
Amateur Astronomy Courses

These annual favorites are brief inroads into the hobby of skygazing, tailor-made for the Baton Rouge area.

Ages: 18+

Jan
7
2019
Let’s Go Legos: Longfellow

Come explore everything Lego! There will be a different Lego challenge each week given to the children, whether it is building an actual Lego figurine, or an arts and crafts to engage the children’s creative thinking. All materials are supplied by BREC and not taken home by children.

Ages: 8-12

Jan
9
2019
Let’s Go Legos: Kerr Warren

Come explore everything Lego! There will be a different Lego challenge each week given to the children, whether it is building an actual Lego figurine, or an arts and crafts to engage the children’s creative thinking.

Ages: 8-12

Jan
11
2019
Astronomy Lecture Series

For over 20 years, this program has given patrons histories and possible futures. Skygazing tips, physics phenomena, space programs and famous events are covered.

Ages: 14+

Jan
12
2019
Science Academy

“Cadets” are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy. They explore gravity, simple machines, stars, planets, meteors, the Earth and the Moon, asteroids and comets, the electromagnetic spectrum and the American space program! Each session is stand-alone, but your child will want to attend again and again.

Ages: 8-12

Jan
12
2019
Plus Nights

Periodically, HRPO gives something extra to visitors in addition to standard viewing: a sky tour, physical science demonstrations, filtered lunar trips, “birth” stars and a marshmallow roast.

Jan
14
2019
Let’s Go Legos: Longfellow

Come explore everything Lego! There will be a different Lego challenge each week given to the children, whether it is building an actual Lego figurine, or an arts and crafts to engage the children’s creative thinking. All materials are supplied by BREC and not taken home by children.

Ages: 8-12

Jan
16
2019
Let’s Go Legos: Kerr Warren

Come explore everything Lego! There will be a different Lego challenge each week given to the children, whether it is building an actual Lego figurine, or an arts and crafts to engage the children’s creative thinking.

Ages: 8-12

Jan
18
2019
Astronomy Lecture Series

For over 20 years, this program has given patrons histories and possible futures. Skygazing tips, physics phenomena, space programs and famous events are covered.

Ages: 14+

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