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Highland Road Park Observatory

Friday Night Lecture Series

7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Originating years ago as a weekly outdoor presentation, HRPO’s cornerstone program—now indoors—provides free, entertaining and intelligent science talks to the citizens of the Baton Rouge area.

Perennially favorite speakers and topics are interspersed through the calendar year with surprising new guests and new concepts. No expertise in the physical sciences is required.

The lectures are aimed toward a general adult audience. Most high-schoolers have no trouble enjoying them.

After the talk and question-and-answer session, a door prize giveaway takes place. The number drawn corresponds to the number of a seat, so a patron must be seated for a chance to win the prize. The 20OGS is unlocked (weather permitting) for viewing until 10:00 pm.

Please check the Calendar of Events for the latest entries.

Apollo at 50 Anniversary Series

April 2010: Ilya Vekhter discusses quantum materials
April 2010: Ilya Vekhter discusses quantum materials.

December 2011: Brad Schaefer unlocks the mystery of the Star of Bethlehem
December 2011: Brad Schaefer unlocks the mystery of the Star of Bethlehem.

February 2016: Amber Stuver recites the exciting story of the first gravitational wave detection at LIGO
February 2016: Amber Stuver recites the exciting story of the first gravitational wave detection at LIGO.

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Updated by Frederick J. Barnett on Thursday, December 19, 2019, 01:24 PM.

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