Shreveport-Bossier Astronomical Society, Inc.

The Ralph A. Worley Observatory

The Ralph A. Worley Observatory is located 8 miles south of Shreveport, Louisiana on Hwy. 175. It was originally built by the Shreveport-Bossier Astronomical Society, Inc. in 1964, later donated to the Caddo Parish School System.

This facility has been used by many organizations in Shreveport for astronomical classes and public programs. These organizations include LSU-Shreveport (astronomy classes), Centenary College (astronomy classes), and the Shreveport-Bossier Astronomical Society, Inc. (free public star parties).

The dome contains a 16 inch Newtonian reflector built by the members of the Society. The flat-top building contains a 6 inch refractor.

Observing at the 16 inch Newtonian (currently out of service).

6 inch Refractor

Observing at the 14 inch Celestron.

Observing with binoculars at Worley Observatory.

Club member's scopes at Worley star party.

Worley Observatory from the air.

HDR Image of Worley Observatory (Austin Grant)