Highland Road Park Observatory

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Highland Road Park Observatory
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Highland Road Park Observatory is located in Louisiana
Highland Road Park Observatory
Highland Road Park Observatory
Location in Louisiana
Organization Louisiana State University & Baton Rouge Astronomical Society & The Recreation & Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge
Code 747
Location Baton Rouge, Louisiana (USA)
Coordinates 30°20′45.85″N 91°04′14.84″W / 30.3460694°N 91.0707889°W / 30.3460694; -91.0707889
Altitude 5 meters (18 feet)
Weather Clear Sky Chart
Established 1997 (1997)
Website www.bro.lsu.edu
Unnamed Telescope Ritchey-Chretien 20" f/8.1 Telescope using hyperbolic figured 20" primary and 7.25" secondary lightweight conical shaped low expansion ceramic mirrors.[1]

Highland Road Park Observatory or Baton Rouge Observatory is an astronomical observatory jointly operated by Louisiana State University's astronomy department, Baton Rouge Astronomical Society, and The Recreation & Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge. It is in Baton Rouge, in the U.S. state of Louisiana, on Highland Road Park.

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.

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  1. "Highland Road Park Observatory Homepage". The Highland Road Park Observatory. 
  2. "Baton Rouge Astronomical Society Homepage". http://www.brastro.org
  3. "Dark Sky Advocacy Site - Baton Rouge Astronomical Society". http://darksky.brastro.org