Baton Rouge Area Telescope Viewing, March-December 2018

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Christopher K.
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Baton Rouge Area Telescope Viewing, March-December 2018

Post by Christopher K. » February 28th, 2018, 3:03 pm

Below are the March dates during which public viewing with a telescope will be attempted…
*Thu 1 Mar, 3:30pm to 4:30pm [HRPO, 13800 Highland Road, 768-9948]
*Thu 1 Mar, 6:30pm to 7:30pm [Livingston Library, 20390 Iowa Street, 686-4160]
*Fri 2 Mar, 8:30pm to 10pm [HRPO]
*Sat 3 Mar, 7pm to 10pm [HRPO]
*Thu 8 Mar, 7pm to 8pm [Denham Springs Library, 8101 U.S. Highway 190, 686-4140]
*Fri 9 Mar, 5:30pm to 7:30pm [HRPO]
*Sat 10 Mar, 9am to 4pm [Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, 10503 N. Oaks Hills Parkway, 757-8905]
*Sat 10 Mar, 12pm to 2pm [HRPO]
*Sat 10 Mar, 7:30pm to 10pm [HRPO]
*Wed 21 Mar, 11:30am to 1pm [HRPO]
*Fri 23 Mar, 1:45pm to 4:45pm [HRPO]
*Fri 23 Mar, 7pm to 10pm [HRPO]
*Sat 24 Mar, 12pm to 2pm [North Sherwood Forest Community Park, 3140 N. Sherwood Forest Drive, 275-0568]
*Sat 24 Mar, 7pm to 8pm [Landolt Astronomical Observatory, Nicholson Hall Fourth Floor, 578-2261]
*Sat 24 Mar, 7:30pm to 10pm [HRPO]
*Tue 27 Mar, 7pm to 9pm [Perkins Rowe, Perkins Rowe Fountain, 767-2001]
*Sat 31 Mar, 7:30pm to 10pm [HRPO]

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Re: Baton Rouge Area Telescope Viewing, March-December 2018

Post by Christopher K. » March 31st, 2018, 4:52 pm

Below are the April dates during which public viewing with a telescope will be attempted…
*Mon 2 Apr, 3pm to 5pm [HRPO, 13800 Highland Road, 768-9948]
*Wed 4 Apr, 5:30am to 7am [HRPO]
*Thu 5 Apr, 4pm to 6pm [Howell Community Park, 5509 Winbourne Avenue, 357-7906]
*Fri 6 Apr, 8:30pm to 10pm [HRPO]
*Sat 7 Apr, 7:30pm to 10pm [HRPO]
*Sun 8 Apr, 9:30am to 5pm [Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road, 775-3877]
*Fri 13 Apr, 8:30pm to 10pm [HRPO]
*Sat 14 Apr, 9:30am to 11:30am [Hobby Towne, 8484 Airline Highway, 928-1534]
*Sat 14 Apr, 7:30pm to 10pm [HRPO]
*Mon 16 Apr, 4pm to 6pm [HRPO]
*Thu 19 Apr, 7pm to 9pm [Vacherie Library, 1879 West Main Street, 869-3618]
*Sat 21 Apr, 3pm to 11pm [HRPO]
*Sat 21 Apr, 8pm to 9pm [Landolt Astronomical Observatory, Nicholson Hall Fourth Floor, 578-2261]
*Tue 24 Apr, 7pm to 9pm [Perkins Rowe, Perkins Rowe Fountain, 767-2001]
*Fri 27 Apr, 8:30pm to 10pm [HRPO]
*Sat 28 Apr, 7:30pm to 10pm [HRPO]
*Sun 29 Apr, 1pm to 5pm [Parker Coliseum, LSU Avenue, 578-4161]

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Re: Baton Rouge Area Telescope Viewing, March-December 2018

Post by Christopher K. » April 14th, 2018, 8:39 am

I just spoke with Hobby Towne and told them because there is now a Flash Flood Watch and Tornado Watch where I am, I was declining to get on the road. So there will not be a BRAS outreach there this morning.

Hobby Towne said the event (a swap meet) was basically "scrubbed" as it was meant to be mostly outside. The event will probably be rescheduled for October or November.

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Re: Baton Rouge Area Telescope Viewing, March-December 2018

Post by Christopher K. » August 30th, 2018, 12:00 pm

Below are the dates from 31 August to 1 September during which public viewing with a telescope will be attempted…
*Fri 31 Aug, 8:30pm to 10pm [HRPO, 13800 Highland Road, 768-9948]
*Sat 1 Sep, 7pm to 10pm [HRPO]
*Fri 7 Sep, 8:45pm to 10:45pm [HRPO]
*Sat 8 Sep, 7:30pm to 10pm [HRPO]
*Mon 10 Sep, 4:30pm to 5:30pm [HRPO]
*Mon 10 Sep, 8:30pm to 9:30pm [HRPO]
*Fri 14 Sep, 8:30pm to 10pm [HRPO]
*Sat 15 Sep, 4pm to 8pm [MidCity Makers Market, 541 South Eugene Street, no number]
*Sat 15 Sep, 7:30pm to 8:30pm [Landolt Astronomical Observatory, Nicholson Hall Fourth Floor, 578-2261]
*Sat 15 Sep, 7:30pm to 10pm [HRPO]
*Tue 18 Sep, 6:30pm to 8:30pm [Perkins Rowe, Perkins Rowe Fountain, 767-2001]
*Fri 21 Sep, 8:30pm to 10pm [HRPO]
*Sat 22 Sep, 7:30pm to 10pm [HRPO]
*Thu 27 Sep, 6pm to 8pm [Lutcher Library, 1879 West Main Street, 869-3618]
*Sat 29 Sep, 12pm to 2pm [HRPO]
*Sat 29 Sep, 6:30pm to 10:30pm [HRPO]

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Re: Baton Rouge Area Telescope Viewing, March-December 2018

Post by Christopher K. » October 3rd, 2018, 8:49 pm

Below are the dates in October during which public viewing with a telescope will be attempted…
*Fri 5 Oct, 8:30pm to 10pm [Highland Road Park Observatory, 13800 Highland Road, 768-9948]
*Sat 6 Oct, 7:30pm to 10pm [HRPO]
*Tue 9 Oct, 1pm to 2pm [HRPO]
*Fri 12 Oct, 8:30pm to 10pm [HRPO]
*Sat 13 Oct, 7:30pm to 10pm [HRPO]
*Sun 14 Oct, times to be announced [Landolt Astronomical Observatory, Nicholson Hall Fourth Floor, 578-2261]
*Tue 16 Oct, 6:30pm to 8:30pm [Perkins Rowe, Perkins Rowe Fountain, 767-2001]
*Fri 19 Oct, 8:30pm to 10pm [HRPO]
*Sat 20 Oct, 6pm to 10pm [HRPO]
*Tue 23 Oct, 8pm to 10pm [HRPO]
*Sat 27 Oct, 7:30pm to 10:30pm [HRPO]

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Re: Baton Rouge Area Telescope Viewing, March-December 2018

Post by Christopher K. » November 2nd, 2018, 11:47 am

Below are the dates in November during which public viewing with a telescope will be attempted…
*Fri 2 Nov, 8:30pm to 10pm [Highland Road Park Observatory, 13800 Highland Road, 768-9948]
*Sat 3 Nov, 7pm to 10pm [HRPO]
*Tue 6 Nov, 4:30pm to 6pm [Burbank Soccer Complex, 12400 Burbank Drive, no number]
*Fri 9 Nov, 7pm to 8:30pm [HRPO]
*Sat 10 Nov, 7pm to 8pm [Landolt Astronomical Observatory, Nicholson Hall Fourth Floor, 578-2261]
*Sat 10 Nov, 7:30pm to 10pm [HRPO]
*Tue 13 Nov, 6:30pm to 8:30pm [Perkins Rowe Town Square, 767-2001]
*Fri 16 Nov, 4:45pm to 6:45pm [HRPO]
*Fri 16 Nov, 6pm to 10pm [Mid City Maker's Market, Government at Eugene, no number]
*Sat 17 Nov, 12pm to 2pm [HRPO]
*Sat 17 Nov, 7:30pm to 10pm [HRPO]
*Sat 24 Nov, 7:30pm to 10pm [HRPO]
*Mon 26 Nov, 12:30pm to 2:30pm [HRPO]
*Fri 30 Nov, 8:30pm to 10pm [HRPO]
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Re: Baton Rouge Area Telescope Viewing, March-December 2018

Post by Christopher K. » November 13th, 2018, 2:49 pm

Due to the predicted high cloud cover, BRAS has canceled tonight's viewing at Perkins Rowe. However, there will be low- to moderate-magnification twilight viewing of Saturn, Mars and the Moon with small telescopes at HRPO on Friday the 16th from 4:45pm to 6:45pm. This has been added to the original November list.

Please remember, if you are a student coming for extra or mandatory credit and you need to make a sketch, HRPO personnel will not sign your sheet unless the sketch is completed. The facility has regular pens and pencils, and also colored pencils for your use.

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