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SCIENCE ACADEMY CADET WINS ASTRONOMICAL LEAGUE AWARD

BRAS President Merrill Hess received word that Ephraim C., a nine-year old Science Academy Cadet, has won the Astronomical League’s annual Horkheimer/O’Meara Youth Journalism Award. (BRAS is a member organization of the AL.) The Award was open to eight- to fourteen-year olds. Those entering had to pen a three- to five-hundred word essay concerning a scientific event or discovery. The judges used the criteria of accuracy, creativity, conciseness and clarity. The Award consists of a plaque and a check for one thousand dollars. Congratulations, Ephraim!

HRPO GEARS UP FOR “HAM RADIO” FIELD DAY

The Baton Rouge Amateur Radio Club is currently performing pre-maintenance on the silver ARS antenna and assessing the inside area for transmitting station setup. The public is invited to this event, which keeps getting more and more popular. ARRL Field Day takes place on Saturday, 27 June from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

HRPO HAS NO PROGRAMMING ON INDEPENDENCE DAY

In honor of our great country, HRPO personnel will have the facility closed on 4 July.

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Last updated by Frederick J. Barnett on Friday, June 05, 2015 12:25:44 PM.