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Highland Road Park Observatory
20 inch and 16 inch telescope domes
Main building housing 20OGS, with new addition in foreground housing 16OGS.
Main HRPO Building
Main HRPO Building (courtesy Tom Northrop).
16 inch telescope dome
Overhead view of grounds, facing southwest. Note compass, created by Wally Pursell, on viewing pad.

visitors since counter installed on March 1, 2003.
Website updated on Friday, September 30, 2022, 12:00 PM.

Welcome to the Highland Road Park Observatory web site! Please use the links at the top and below to explore this site, and see what we are doing in astronomy in Baton Rouge!

Solar Viewing 24 September and 1 October

Buying Skygazing Equipment

2022 HRPO Donation Drive 1 October to 31 December

Spooky Spectrum 8 October

Baton Rouge Astronomical Society Light Pollution Committee Meeting 10 October

Baton Rouge Astronomical Society Public Meeting 10 October

Friday Night Lecture Series 14 October Wonders of the Fall Sky

STEM Expansion 29 October Spooky STEM

Total Lunar Eclipse 8 November

Uranian Opposition 8 November

Highland Road Park Observatory
13800 Highland Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Ph. (225) 768-9948

A Joint Project of
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The Recreation & Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge
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LSU Department of Physics and Astronomy
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Baton Rouge Astronomical Society

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