Highland Road Park Observatory


Monday 8 August from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
No admission fee. For ages eighteen and older.
Attendees need not be BRAS members.
Drinks and refreshments.

B.R.A.S.’ Light Pollution Committee is tasked with reclaiming the natural sky for Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas, allowing many young people who live here to see the Milky Way Galaxy for the first time.

The LPC usually meets the second Monday of the month from 6:15 pm to 7:00 pm, before the B.R.A.S. public meeting. However, since the August B.R.A.S. public meeting takes place off site, the Committee Chairman has set a double-length meeting for August.

This meeting will…

  • introduce the general public to the LPC
  • explain the LPC’s benefit to amateur astronomers, nature lovers, homeowners and taxpayers
  • summarize the accomplishments of B.R.A.S. in this endeavor (including listing those entities with which B.R.A.S. has communicated)
  • instruct those interested in seeing as much of the Perseid Meteor Shower as possible what steps to take to maximize their view of that celestial event.

Space is right overhead—double stars, nebulae, the Milky Way Galaxy and other galaxies. We can see it if we let it through!

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Created by Frederick J. Barnett on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 11:15 AM.