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Science Events

Dec
15
2017
Friday Night Lecture Series

HRPO’s long-running lecture series enters the season for topics as diverse as buying your first telescope and the Star of Bethlehem.

Ages: 14+

Dec
15
2017
Evening Sky Viewing

At least two nights a week, a professional-grade telescope at HRPO is unlocked to showcase the Baton Rouge sky in all its glory (weather-permitting). This season visitors should expect to see Uranus and Neptune.

Dec
16
2017
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
16
2017
Woods Walk Hiking Series: Kendalwood

Have you ever walked through a BREC park and wondered what type of trees you were looking at or what kind of animals live there? If so, now you can pick the brain of a BREC naturalist while enjoying a hike in one of BREC’s conservation areas.

Registration Deadline: 12/08/2017
Registration Closed

Ages: 6+ (or able to complete a two-mile hike without a stroller)

Dec
16
2017
Science Academy

"Cadets" are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy to explore gravity, simple machines, stars, spacecraft, meteors, the Earth and the Moon, asteroids and comets, the electromagnetic spectrum and the American space program!

Ages: 8-12

Dec
16
2017
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
16
2017
Evening Sky Viewing

At least two nights a week, a professional-grade telescope at HRPO is unlocked to showcase the Baton Rouge sky in all its glory (weather-permitting). This season visitors should expect to see Uranus and Neptune.

Dec
22
2017
Friday Night Lecture Series

HRPO’s long-running lecture series enters the season for topics as diverse as buying your first telescope and the Star of Bethlehem.

Ages: 14+

Dec
22
2017
Evening Sky Viewing

At least two nights a week, a professional-grade telescope at HRPO is unlocked to showcase the Baton Rouge sky in all its glory (weather-permitting). This season visitors should expect to see Uranus and Neptune.

Dec
23
2017
Science Academy

"Cadets" are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy to explore gravity, simple machines, stars, spacecraft, meteors, the Earth and the Moon, asteroids and comets, the electromagnetic spectrum and the American space program!

Ages: 8-12

Jan
6
2018
Swamp Bird Walks

Led by a member of the Baton Rouge Audubon Society, visitors enjoy a morning hike through the forest and swamp while identifying various bird species.

Jan
6
2018
Frogwatch USA Training - Ribbit Ribbit!

FrogWatch USA™ is a citizen science program that’s great for families, students and scout groups! Frogs and toads play an important role as indicators of an ecosystem’s health. Many populations of amphibians worldwide have experienced decline in past decades.

Ages: 12+

Jan
6
2018
Science Academy

"Cadets" are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy to explore gravity, simple machines, stars, spacecraft, meteors, the Earth and the Moon, asteroids and comets, the electromagnetic spectrum and the American space program!

Ages: 8-12

Jan
6
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
6
2018
Evening Sky Viewing

At least two nights a week, a professional-grade telescope at HRPO is unlocked to showcase the Baton Rouge sky in all its glory (weather-permitting). This season visitors should expect to see Uranus and Neptune.

Jan
6
2018
Evening Sky Viewing Plus

Standard sky viewing offering supplemented with sky tour, marshmallow roast and physical science demos.

Jan
13
2018
Science Academy

"Cadets" are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy to explore gravity, simple machines, stars, spacecraft, meteors, the Earth and the Moon, asteroids and comets, the electromagnetic spectrum and the American space program!

Ages: 8-12

Jan
13
2018
Learn Your Sky

This class is an introduction to the unaided-eye Baton Rouge sky. Included will be outside practice (weather permitting) and an overview of all major unaided-eye events for the next twelve months.

Registration Deadline: 01/10/2018

Ages: 18+

Jan
20
2018
Woods Walk Hiking Series: Frenchtown

Have you ever walked through a BREC park and wondered what type of trees you were looking at or what kind of animals live there? If so, now you can pick the brain of a BREC naturalist while enjoying a hike in one of BREC’s Conservation Areas.

Ages: 6+

Jan
20
2018
Science Academy

"Cadets" are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy to explore gravity, simple machines, stars, spacecraft, meteors, the Earth and the Moon, asteroids and comets, the electromagnetic spectrum and the American space program!

Ages: 8-12

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