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Highland Road Park Observatory


One Saturday per month from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
No admission fee. For all ages.
(solar viewer, $2.00 each)

The hobby of astronomy immediately brings to mind thoughts of darkened backyards and dimly-lit nighttime activities at HRPO. But patrons also have the option of visiting during daylight hours to see our parent star.

Weather permitting, once monthly HRPO personnel offers three views of the Sun☉…

The Saturdays in 2020 for solar viewing are…

13 January
15 February
21 March
Solar viewing in April will take place during NanoDays.
Solar viewing in May will take place during International Astronomy Day.
Solar viewing in June will take place during A.R.R.L. Field Day.
11 July
8 August
12 September
17 October
14 November
12 December

[April, May and June will have special Solar Viewing times incorporated into larger events. For all other months, the times are 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.]

The solar viewers for sale look like cardboard sunglasses, but they block over 99% of the entirety of the Sun☉’s light and therefore keep eyes safe. The solar viewers are not toys. Please follow all instructions listed on the viewer.

Want to have a keepsake of your visit? Download the Solar Sketching Form below and use your personal artistry to remember your view of the Sun…

Solar Sketching Form PDF

LSU students take advantage of special solar viewing session on 25 April 2017.
LSU students take advantage of special solar viewing session on 25 April 2017.

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Updated by Frederick J. Barnett on Friday, October 2, 2020, 03:47 PM.

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