Watch a meteor shower on Monday at Highland Road Park Observatory

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – Fans of space can watch a meteor shower on Monday at the Highland Road Park Observatory.

The observatory will hold the Geminid Meteor Shower show on Monday, Dec. 13 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The event is free for all ages. The observatory will be open for four hours. There are certain rules the observatory asks members of the public to follow.

  • Please keep headlights off
  • Cover white flashlights with red construction paper, a red stretch balloon, red cellophane or red nail polish
  • Do not use a camera flash upstairs in the dome or outside at the viewing pads without permission from the telescope operators

The observatory says that no glass containers, smoking, or cursing are allowed.

Find more details and rules here.

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