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Science Programs & Events

Dec
13
2019
Astronomy Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

Dec
13
2019
Geminid Meteor Shower

The Geminids are one of the major meteor showers of the year—the only one caused by an asteroid.

Dec
14
2019
Science Academy

“Cadets” are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy.

Ages: 8-12

Dec
14
2019
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.

Dec
20
2019
Astronomy Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

Dec
21
2019
Dog Day at the Swamp

With our Dog Days, BSNC drops its “No Pets” policy and opens its doors and trails to pets once per season!

Dec
21
2019
Science Academy

“Cadets” are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy.

Ages: 8-12

Dec
27
2019
Astronomy Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

Dec
28
2019
Science Academy

“Cadets” are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy.

Ages: 8-12

Jan
3
2020
Astronomy Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

Jan
4
2020
Swamp Bird Walks

Led by a member of the Baton Rouge Audubon Society, on the first Saturday of every month, visitors can enjoy a morning hike through the trails at Bluebonnet Swamp while identifying various bird species.

Jan
4
2020
Science Academy

“Cadets” are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy.

Ages: 8-12

Jan
4
2020
Amateur Astronomy Courses

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

Jan
10
2020
Astronomy Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

Jan
11
2020
Science Academy

“Cadets” are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy.

Ages: 8-12

Jan
11
2020
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
17
2020
Astronomy Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

Jan
18
2020
Science Academy

“Cadets” are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy.

Ages: 8-12

Jan
18
2020
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
18
2020
Amateur Astronomy Courses

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

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