Note = This is not a church activity. We are not able to pick up people and bring a group. However we want you to know about fun and interesting activities like this. Rick Wright is a member of the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society and loves astronomy. There are not many public access observatories in the United States.
Observe the Moon Night on October 8 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. Free and for all ages. Drinks. Refreshments. Binoculars recommended. (!?!) There will be different activities at different times. Click here for schedule and information.
- Drive southeast along Highland Road for a long time
- Cross Siegen Lane
- After about 1 kilometer – near the top of a small hill – look for the “Highland Park Observatory” sign on the right. Turn right into the parking lot.
- This part is tricky. Be careful. There are people walking around.
- After you drive through the gate… turn your headlights off. You can turn on your “parking lights”. Watch out for people walking around in the dark. Park.
- This part is also tricky. Walk through the parking lot toward the observatory building. It is dark. You can use a red flashlight.
- Have fun.
- Drive southeast along Burbank Drive for a long time
- Turn right onto Highland Road
- Follow directions (3) through (7) above