The BREC, LSU, BRAS Highland Road Park Observatory

Observatory Hours

Friday evening programs are special at Highland Road Park Observatory. Join us on Fridays for exciting science presentations, guided binocular tours, and telescope viewing. Use of personal lawn chairs and home binoculars recommended.

Saturdays are fun at the observatory. The Highland Road Park Observatory offers something for everyone, from telescope viewing of the sun to building model rockets. From 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM we offer a second night of telescope viewing.

You can view the Calendar for Observatory events.

You may call (225) 768-9948 during office hours on Friday or Saturday to learn if the sky observing scheduled for that night will still be held, should the weather look questionable.

The Observatory hours are:

  • Tuesday, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Thursday, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Friday, 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Saturday, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

All times are Central.

If you would like to schedule a time to bring a group to the observatory, please call (225) 768-9948 during office hours.


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Last updated by Frederick J. Barnett on Monday, December 22, 2008 8:22:07 AM