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PostPosted: March 27th, 2017, 12:51 pm 
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Science Academy
Topic: "Plate Tectonics"
Date and Time: Saturday 15 April at 10am


The theory that explain how the crust of the Earth moves takes the spotlight. Cadets will find out whether plate tectonics is suspected on other bodies of the Solar System. 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 28th, 2017, 11:20 am 
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Spring Rocket Camp
Dates and Time: Tuesday 18 April and Wednesday 19 April (8am to 5pm daily)


HRPO personnel cannot count the number of rockets that have left the back viewing pad at HRPO. Former Manager Trey Goodman had Rocket Camp going at such an enthusiastic clip HRPO had to expand the number of sessions. There are now Rocket Camps during Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks.

This Spring we are using two rockets from the venerable Estes company--the Star Trooper and the Yankee. Registration for this camp is in progress, and already it is at about forty-five percent capacity, so don't dawdle! The Camp is for nine- to thirteen-year-olds. The cost is $57.00 per East Baton Rouge Parish child and $68.40 for any child who resides outside of EBRP.

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


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PostPosted: March 29th, 2017, 12:23 pm 
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"Wonders of the Spring Sky"
Date and Time: Friday 21 April at 7:30pm


Quarterly, BREC Education Curator Amy Brouillette highlights the unaided-eye, binocular and telescopic objects and events visible in the Baton Rouge sky. How many can you see from your home? How many more would you see without light pollution? Is the hobby of skygazing of reasonable cost? This talk is aimed at a general adult audience and has no admission fee.


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PostPosted: March 30th, 2017, 3:34 pm 
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Science Academy
Topic: "Expedition 4"
Date and Time: Saturday 22 April at 10am


Continuing our long-standing tradition of periodic “trips” to the ISS, Cadets will 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 31st, 2017, 5:37 pm 
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Baton Rouge Amateur Radio Club 80th Anniversary
Date and Time: Sunday 23 April from 11am to 1pm


When they aren’t helping in emergencies like Hurricane Katrina and the Great Flood, BRARC members know how to have fun! The HRPO grounds will be used for a special commemorative station, with HF rigs set up for contacts. Our regular patrons and in-the-area visitors are more than welcome to stop and learn more about “ham” radio.


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PostPosted: April 1st, 2017, 4:46 pm 
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International Astronomy Day
Date and Time: Saturday 29 April from 3pm to 11pm


This is the HRPO event by which all others are measured.... There is not too much to say here that is not on the official page for IAD--except that there is a raffling of over $700 in brand-new astronomical equipment to cover partially the cost of the event and tickets are on sale right now!

Confirmed exhibitors at this time include...
*The Baton Rouge Amateur Radio Club
*The Baton Rouge Gallery
*The Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport
*The Baton Rouge Zoo
*The Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center
*Catholic High School
*The Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices
*City Gelato
*The Dunham School
*East Baton Rouge Mosquito Abatement
*The East Baton Rouge Parish Library
*Ms. Amanda Kirkwood and her fellow Fire Spinners
*Leila Lagniappe
*LIGO
*The MARS Van
*The Red Stick Flying Club
*The Saint George Fire Department
*The Southern Regional Climate Center

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


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PostPosted: April 26th, 2017, 10:36 am 
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"Moon Watching"
Date and Time: Friday 5 May at 7:30pm


Earth's closest celestial neighbor yields a wealth of optical delights. Ten or so maria with the unaided eye; dozens of binocular features; and untold amounts of mountains, dome fields and “ghost craters” revealed by the telescope. This presentation provides a checklist of basic named lunar locations along with tips and tricks to track down each one! This talk is aimed at a general adult audience and has no admission fee.


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PostPosted: April 27th, 2017, 4:07 pm 
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Science Academy
Topic: "Galaxies"
Date and Time: Saturday 6 May at 10am


The largest common structures in the Universe are composed of stars, nebulae and black holes. Each probably has it own vast collection of planets. Cadets will learn the shapes or origins of galaxies, and receive the short list of those galaxies visible from a backyard. 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: April 30th, 2017, 6:01 pm 
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"Constellation Learning"
Date and Time: Friday 12 May at 7:30pm


The standardization of the sky into eighty-eight distinct named areas occurred in the early twentieth century, but some of these sections have their origins in antiquity! Patrons will learn the constellations that grace the Baton Rouge sky and receive advice on sketching these areas as a memory tool. This talk is aimed at a general adult audience and has no admission fee.


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PostPosted: May 4th, 2017, 11:05 am 
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Topic: "Constellations"
Date and Time: Saturday 13 May at 10am


Hercules, Draco…and the rest! Cadets will learn through which constellations the Sun☉ and planets travel, through which the Milky Way can be seen, and which ones sadly are not viewable from Louisiana. 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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