Shreveport-Bossier Astronomical Society

Cran Lucas

The Shreveport-Bossier Astronomical Society has finished $30,000 of repairs and upgrades to Ralph A. Worley Observatory, located eight miles south of Shreveport. The 1960s era building needed work that greatly exceeded the society’s budget, according to longtime board member Cran Lucas.

“The decades take their toll on any building. Things had gotten pretty bad. We were fortunate to get several grants that enabled us to really begin to do some serious repairs, upgrades and painting. The rotunda has an entirely new roof now,” Lucas said.

Cran Lucas

The Shreveport-Bossier Astronomical Society is sponsoring a solar party to witness the transit of Venus from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Ralph A. Worley Observatory, eight miles south of the LSU Shreveport campus.