Come visit on this moonlit night—if you dare—as HRPO delves into the eerie side of astronomy, physics and aeronautics. We’ll have creepy science demonstrations, some of which we’ve never used. And don’t forget the stories. Strange sky phenomena…extra dimensions …extraterrestrials. Be warned—we want to make you think! Please check schedule carefully so you arrive at the appropriate time!
SCOPE-ON-A-ROPE (6:15 pm to 7:30 pm)
The wonderful device allows patrons to bring (within reason) small items from home or from the outside property and see up-close views. Into what microscpic world could we delve? Spices? Coins? Plants? Minerals?
FOOD (6:30 pm to 8:30 pm)
Gelato = $4.00 to $7.00 per serving
Fried Fish with Fries = $13.49 plus tax
Fish Po-Boy with Fries = $13.99 plus tax
Fried Shrimp with Fries = $15.49 plus tax
Shrimp Po-Boy with Fries = $15.99 plus tax
6:45 pm to 7:00 pm = What happens when gas pressure builds up? [Patrons must follow safety guidelines of personnel.]
9:15 pm to 10:00 pm = The Great Square of Pegasus**
9:30 pm to 10:00 pm = The W of Cassiopeia**
~9:41 pm = Europa’s Shadow Begins Transit of Jupiter♃
Objects marked with (*) are suitable for binoculars or require binoculars.
Objects marked with (**) are unaided-eye only.
"?" means Mercury☿’s visibility during this event is questionable.
"☹" means view of Andromeda Galaxy currently lessened by light pollution.
RED GLOW STICKS
7:30 pm = sale begins at front desk [limited number]
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm = The campfire comes with three weird STEM stories!
---stories at 7:40 pm, 8:20 pm and 9:00 pm
7:44 pm = Starlink 4161 (mag 2.5)
7:47 pm = Cosmos 2219 rocket (mag 2.4)
7:55 pm = Tiangong (mag -0.5) Very low. Must go to southeast treeline.
7:58 pm = a Soyuz-U rocket body (mag 2.5)
8:08 pm = first Chang Zheng 4B rocket body (mag 1.3)
8:36 pm = second Change Zheng 4B rocket body (mag 2.0)
These manmade objects will pass through the Baton Rouge sky. It is predicted that the passes will be visible to the unaided eye. The lower the magnitude the brighter the pass.
SKY TOUR (9:15 pm)
The HRPO Education Program Specialist highlights the brightest deep-sky objects.
LUNAR TOUR (9:30 pm)
The HRPO Manager highlights various features on the Moon.
Updated by Frederick J. Barnett on Thursday, October 6, 2022, 12:25 PM.