8th Annual International Astronomy Day
HRPO’s largest annual event celebrates its eighth year! Exhibitors will include the Baton Rouge Amateur Radio Club, the Baton Rouge Gem and Mineral Society, the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, the Baton Rouge Zoo, the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, CAMD, the Civil Air Patrol, the East Baton Rouge Parish Library and LIGO. Weather permitting, viewing of the Sun, the Moon, Mercury, Jupiter, Mars, Saturn and Omega Centauri will take place. Once again, a comet-making demonstration, face painting and the Scope-on-a-Rope magnification sesson will occur. For the first time, local high schools will showcase multiple robots from the U.S. First Robotics Competition! This is also first year the City Gelato cart will be present. Finally, there will be a raffle for over $500 in prizes!