Upcoming Events at the Highland Road Observatory
BATON ROUGE – The Highland Road Park Observatory, or HRPO, a joint project of LSU’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, BREC and the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society, will host several upcoming events geared toward audiences of all ages. The observatory is located at 13800 Highland Road, and events are free and open to the public.
On Saturday, March 3, HRPO will host “The Seven Brightest Objects” in the sky from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. These include Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Canopus, Sirius, the moon and Mars.
Also, on Monday, March 5, HRPO will showcase an event that happens only every two years – Mars’ closest approach to Earth. The event will feature several displays on Mars as well as refreshments and games for children.
For more information, visit http://hrpo.lsu.edu or call the observatory at 225-768-9948.