There is plenty to do at The Highland Road Park Observatory!

I had a chance to hang out at The Highland Road Park Observatory leading up to International Astronomy Day and was there that day as well, but did you know there are always cool and exciting things happening  here!


  • Friday Night Lecture Series
A free lecture series happening most Friday’s of each month at 7:30 p.m. at BREC’s Highland Road Park Observatory.
The last lecture of May is happening THIS Friday and is all about the “Amateur Radio Service” – For over one hundred years this original “social medium” has allowed family and friends to keep in touch with no monthly fee! This talk provides a historical framework for understanding the communication modes that are, in their own way, more powerful than the internet!
And if you’re interested in this topic you can check out the American Radio Relay League Field Day at the Observatory on June 22nd! Learn more at
  • American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Field Day
June 22 / 2-10PM
Amateur radio is invaluable during emergencies – it allows people to socialize across great distances with important and sometimes lifesaving information. The Baton Rouge Amateur Radio Club returns to teach you the joys and importance of ham radio in communication and emergency situations, how to send your name in Morse code, and even how to obtain your own transmitting license! Come out to the Highland Road Observatory June 22nd between two and ten for the American Radio Relay League Field Day and learn everything you wanted to know about this great over 100 year old hobby!
  • Asteroid Day
June 29 / 7-10PM
The Baton Rouge Astronomical Society brought this event to Baton Rouge for the first time last year and heartened by the response received, Asteroid Day returns with more demonstrations and delights on Saturday, June 29th from 7 to 10 pm. View and learn about the origin of asteroids and enjoy hands-on activities about impact consequences and preparation procedures for, but hopefully averting, such an emergency as an asteroid strike!