The Baton Rouge Astronomical Society also known as B.R.A.S. was founded in 1981 as a 501(c)(3) non profit organization. Volunteer members of this organization meet monthly at the Highland Road Park Observatory. B.R.A.S. is a member organization of the Astronomical League. Members volunteer in support of operation of the Highland Road Park Observatory and conduct many outreach activities including sidewalk astronomy and dark sky advocacy.