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Highland Road Park Observatory

SPOOKY SPECTRUM

Saturday 8 October

[Front gate opens at 6:00 pm CDT.]
[Sunset at 6:41 pm CDT. Twilight ends 8:01 pm CDT.]

For all ages. Binocular recommended.

[Admission Fee. $0.00]
[Donation Drive, suggested $1.00 per person.]
[Merchandise and Wormhole items, varies.]

Don’t forget your costume!

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)

FOOD (6:30 pm to 8:30 pm)

EXPLODING PUMPKIN

PHYSICAL SCIENCE DEMONSTRATIONS

LSU 20OGS (UPSTAIRS) TELESCOPE
This telescope has been used to discover dozens of asteroids. It will be open for up-close views of the Moon, Jupiter♃ and Saturn♄.

This year’s operator will be BRAS Treasurer Trey Anding.

OUTSIDE TELESCOPES

CELESTIAL OBJECTS AND EVENTS

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

MARSHMALLOW ROAST

VISIBLE PASSES

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)

LUNAR TOUR (9:30 pm)

2012 Spooky Spectrum
2021 Spooky Spectrum
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Updated by Frederick J. Barnett on Thursday, October 6, 2022, 12:25 PM.

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