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BREC, LSU, BRAS Highland Road Park Observatory - Baton Rouge, LA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member scrambler390
N 30° 20.833 W 091° 04.367
15R E 685242 N 3358835
Quick Description: Located at 13800 Highland Road Baton Rouge, LA 70810. In the Highland Road Park complex.
Location: Louisiana, United States
Date Posted: 9/27/2008 6:37:59 PM
Waymark Code: WM4TDQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
Views: 15

Long Description:
"A Remote Control Astronomical Observatory for Education and Recreation in Louisiana". I visited on Sat. Sept. 27, 2008. I do not know much about the educational or club usage (How or when they use it), but site is open to public on Friday and Saturday nights at 6:00PM LOCAL time (CST). It is also opened on "special" Astronomical occurances, like meteor showers, etc.. On friday nights they have a small educational session, usually on or related to what they will view in the sky that night. The night I went, they spoke and taught about the moon, and the main viewing that night was veiwing a full moon, craters, "Moon seas", etc... WELL worth a trip, and fun and educational for adults and childern alike. Telescope is a joint project of BREC (The Recreation & Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge) , LSU (Louisiana State University), and BRAS ( Baton Rouge Astronomical Society)
Observatory Purpose: Private

Optical / Infrared Telescopes?: Yes

Radio Telescopes?: No

Open to the Public?: Yes

Is this a Club Observatory?: Yes

Public Viewing Allowed?: Yes

Active Observatory?: Active

Number of Telescopes or Antennas: 2

Site URL: [Web Link]

Solar Telescopes?: Not listed

Year Dedicated or Opened: Not Listed

Altitude (meters): Not Listed

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