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Astronomy Lecture Series

Friday, Feb 14, 2020 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm 2020-02-14 19:30:00 2020-02-14 20:30:00 America/Chicago 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. Highland Road Park Observatory BREC

Highland Road Park Observatory

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

Most Fridays. Visit hrpo.lsu.edu for complete schedule.

Upcoming Topics: 

February 7 - “Astronomy Lecture Series” is “Astrophotography for Youth”
Judah Santiago has attended several programs at HRPO. He was inspired to image the sky any way he knew how, and now he’s imparting that information to the audience in this special lecture aimed at adolescents.

February 14 - Current State of Betelgeuse
The “fainting” of the great supergiant Betelgeuse (usually one of the fifteen brightest stars in the sky) is a major topic of discussion within the professional and amateur ranks. Betelgeuse has dimmed to a pathetic (for it) magnitude not seen in recent skygazing history. We will explain the type of regular variability Betelgeuse has, how this current dimming deviates from that, and what to expect in the future.

February 21 - Hurricanes
BREC Center Supervisor Jordan Cobbs shows it never too early in the calendar year to start preparing! How do hurricanes form and how accurate are the current prediction models?

February 28 - The Saga of Daylight Time
From intriguing beginnings this bizarre policy has been with us throughout our entire lives. Now we are asked serious questions. What does Daylight Time do for modern society? Is Daylight Time no longer needed? We’ll hear from members of the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society—and you.

Ages: 14+

For More Information

225-768-9948
observatory@brec.org

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Highland Road Park Observatory
13800 Highland Road
Baton Rouge, LA

Phone: 225-768-9948
Fax: 225-766-3539
hrpo.lsu.edu
observatory@brec.org
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