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PostPosted: March 6th, 2017, 1:57 pm 
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Science Academy
Topic: "Expedition 3"
Date and Time: Saturday 11 March at 10am


Continuing our long-standing tradition of periodic "trips" to the ISS, Cadets will study the stay of Commander Frank Culbertson and his colleagues, then construct on a circuit board and sample the astronauts’ menus. Science Academy is for eight- to twelve-year-olds. The cost is five dollars per child who resides in East Baton Rouge Parish, and six dollars per out-of-parish child.


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PostPosted: March 9th, 2017, 4:58 pm 
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Evening Sky Viewing Plus
Date and Time: Saturday 11 March from 7pm to 10pm


In addition to the standard Saturday night offering, Plus Night includes physical science demonstrations, ultraviolet coloring, a marshmallow roast and a sky tour. The fire will be extinguished no later than 9pm.


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PostPosted: March 17th, 2017, 5:41 pm 
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"Mercury and Venus"
Date and Time: Friday 17 March at 7:30pm


One zips around the Sun in eighty-eight Earth days and one has a hellish atmosphere of temperature and pressure. From our vantage point, each can go through phases! Can we view these planets from our homes? This talk is aimed at a general adult audience and has no admission fee.


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PostPosted: March 18th, 2017, 11:09 am 
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Planet Time: Mercury
Date and Time: Saturday 18 March from 3:45pm to 5:45pm


BREC Program Aide Jordan Cobbs will attempt track Venus with the 20OGS until that instrument reaches its limit; he will then use a portable telescope at the back viewing pad until 5:45pm if necessary.

More information:
http://hrpo.lsu.edu/programs/planet_times.html


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PostPosted: March 19th, 2017, 7:06 pm 
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NanoDays
Date and Time: Saturday 25 March from 2pm to 6pm


This is going to be so much fun. It always is, every year. Dr. Juana Moreno and her students will use the HRPO grounds to bring interactive demonstrations illustrating the nature and uses of nanotechnology. Make no mistake, though--this event has always been for families! Weather permitting, there will be solar viewing from 2pm to 4pm, and lunar viewing from 4:30pm to 6pm. There is no admission fee.

NOTE: Due to the Hodges Gardens Star Party, HRPO will be closed from 22 to 24 March, and NanoDays will be the only public offering on the 25th.

More information:
http://hrpo.lsu.edu/programs/nano.html


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PostPosted: March 22nd, 2017, 6:13 pm 
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"NASA Spinoff Technology"
Date and Time: Friday 31 March at 7:30pm


HRPO Center Supervisor Tom Northrop gives the audience an overview of the fascinating objects and technology that developed as a direct result of the American Space Program. Many of these devices and materials may be at the doctor’s office, the mall—some might even be in your home! This talk is aimed at a general adult audience and has no admission fee.


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PostPosted: March 23rd, 2017, 2:27 pm 
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Stargazers Camp Open House
Date and Time: Tuesday 4 April from 3pm to 6pm


Is HRPO's Stargazers Camp right for your child? Education Curator Amy Brouillette will host a walk-in session with information about this year's summer camp schedule and other surprises in store during HRPO's twentieth anniversary year! Weather permitting, there will be solar viewing from 3pm to 4:30pm, and lunar viewing from 4:30pm to 6pm. There is no admission fee.

More information:
http://hrpo.lsu.edu/programs/camp.html


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PostPosted: March 24th, 2017, 12:59 pm 
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"Titanic 105th Anniversary"
Date and Time: Friday 7 April at 7:30pm


One of the most infamous maritime disasters had a distinct astronomical connection. That connection and the sorrowful history of this event is recounted by BREC Education Curator Amy Brouillette. This talk is aimed at a general adult audience and has no admission fee.


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PostPosted: March 25th, 2017, 2:03 pm 
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"Tabby's Star"
Speaker: Tabetha Boyajian
Date and Time: Monday 10 April at 7pm


KIC 8462852 (nicknamed Tabby's Star) is a mysterious object with a light curve unlike any seen associated with other stars. The investigation is ongoing but Dr. Tabetha Boyajian will speak at the April BRAS meeting and present the story up to its latest chapter. The talk is aimed at a general adult audience and has no admission fee.


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"Dating the Crucifixion"
Date and Time: Friday 14 April at 7:30pm


It is one of the most profound events to influence Western history. Can ancient texts and the motions of the Universe help pinpoint the actual date? For the twelfth consecutive year, LSU physics professor Brad Schaefer returns for Good Friday and leads the audience step-by-step through the investigation in this, one of the most intriguing lectures in HRPO history! Arrive early, because it may just be standing room only! This talk is aimed at a general adult audience and has no admission fee.


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